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IF: PACKED

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Here is my illustration for this week's illustrationfriday prompt PACKED





A haiku for PACKED


Santa Claus stands proud


months and months of hard elf work


packed for the big night


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posted by Jim Howard, 7:44 PM | link | 1 comments |

IF: CLIQUE

Friday, September 26, 2008

Here is my illustration for this week's illustrationfriday prompt CLIQUE





Allergic to gel


hair like that comes at a cost


It's just not worth it


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posted by Jim Howard, 8:04 AM | link | 2 comments |

IF: ISLAND

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here is my illustration for this week's illustrationfriday prompt ISLAND










A Haiku for the prompt: ISLAND


Hugo Hurley Reyes


crashed on an island but went


home, will he go back?

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posted by Jim Howard, 10:14 AM | link | 3 comments |

IF: CLUTTER

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Here is my illustration for this week's illustrationfriday prompt CLUTTER








Sometimes there's just such


stress from so many places


it feels like clutter

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IF: MEMORIES

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Here is my illustration for this week's illustrationfriday prompt MEMORIES




One of my favorite memories is that of elementary school recess. My school sat within a valley and the playground was up a small hill. I distinctly recall running full speed out the door, up the hill and straight to the merry-go-round. This merry-go-round wasn't the sissy kind with fancy horses and timpani organ and snare drums. This merry-go-round was a large metal wheel with two inch metal bars bent into handles. This was a wonderfully unsafe playground toy!


I was one of the runners. This rare and illustrious position wasn't given, it was earned--earned by relentless pushing and the occasional ride. Our goal as runners: get that thing going as fast as possible. Our riders hung on for dear life. Some were smart and found hand-holds near the center. The novices loosely gripped on the ends and were occasionally thrown off. No one was ever really hurt, but there were no doubt some bumps and scrapes.


My elementary school no longer has this glorious toy. It was replaced nearly twenty years ago by a vinyl wrapped slide/playset. Poor kids, they've missed out. It's too bad that this memory can't be there's too.

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posted by Jim Howard, 8:40 PM | link | 4 comments |