Illustration Friday: expired

March 23, 2010
When I read the word "expired", I thought of the euphemistically worded directions on our "mouse cube" mouse trap: "Check the trap frequently so the mouse will not expire." (I thought that's what mouse traps were supposed to accomplish, but apparently not...) Maybe this little girl checked the trap frequently enough to catch an un-expired mouse, and decided to keep it as a pet.

Illustration Friday: Brave

March 09, 2010
is only obtuseness to the perception of contingencies.
I wasn't sure where to take the week's IF word until I remembered this quote from a Thomas Hardy book. It's a rather pessimistic attitude (hey, it's Hardy--what did you expect?), but the quote always makes me laugh, and it seemed to fit the theme of this picture.

Is the moon following me?

March 01, 2010
I remember watching from the car window as the moon followed us home. Just last night I heard the same thought from a little girl: "Look how big the moon is! Will it be at our house, too?"
And I was inspired. :)
A black-and-white version of this image is now available on my new digital stamp website. Take a look!

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