The Mush Heads Gang Up!

Now that I’ve stopped the salty discharge from my eyes, I must thank 4 of my blog pals, Gigi, Holly, Beth and Dale for their sweet birthday wishes.

Holly – House of Heart  wrote this beautiful poem for me. She used this photo and the song “Dance To the Music” by Sly & the Family Stone. The link is hot and will take you to the post!

Ascending the
Cantilever staircase as light
as a blizzard of feathers

her hair is the color of passion fruit gathered from a late summer orchard, her eyes as soft as butterfly wings lit high on pear shaped cheekbones.

She is a rhapsody,
a melody of mirth. With a wink
and a smile she invites us in to her world of silk and tapestry.

                                                                                                        – Holly Rene Hunter

Beth used a pic of my new Art Gown.

Beth wrote:

you are an amazing talent

telling stories with your styles

 making real life connections

between people in the realm of blogs

may you never stop creating art gowns, finding meaningful art in murals,

and being an incredibly creative and inspiring part of our story.

Click on the pic, and see Beth’s full post!

Dale – aka Thunder wrote:

For Our Lovely Sorceress, Resa

She sent fireworks & flowers, and a pic I drew of The gang of AGMs! Click on the drawing and see Dale’s full post!

Last but not least, the instigator – Gigi!

Gigi went all out with a Chicklet drawing (which is the header for this post), and  pointing out how much I love animals:

Animal lover and vegetarian

She included my art on the guitar Tim made. However, the best part is I’m finally getting credit for my “Egg Dance”.

Choreographer of the fabulous EGG DANCE

Click on the “Egg Dance” pic and see this wonderful birthday wish!

I am deeply touched by all who left birthday wishes on the Mush Heads’ blogs.

It’s overwhelming, and would take me days to answer you all in the comments. So this is for you and the Mush Heads. 2 bouquets of roses, and a photo of me taking a bath!

Much love to all!

Love Sweet Love

Feeling a bit mushy these last weeks. Apparently you can’t reblog twice. Holly did this post on October 29, 2020. Loved it then. Love it now. Her message is more important now than ever. Yes, I did the costumes in the vid.

Resa and Norm

Recently I came across a photograph of our lovely Fashionista, Resa McConaghy, and her beloved Norm.

Norman is a GUITAR PLAYER & COMPOSER. They lived in Miami for almost a year in the 80’s. Norman was working on writing songs and had an arrangement with a recording studio there. They lived in an amazing older home on Miami Beach. It was quite grand with a Florida Room and a maid’s apartment along the side. Per Resa, The original owners must of had a fab life there. They were renting it from an Argentine businessman who had bought it.
When they returned with Norm’s songs it led to a record deal in the 1990’s.

Norman at work!

Love is What is Needed

by Holly Rene Hunter

Here in paradise

the sun goes down on the

crescent shore of an empty beach

she found herself with a guitar man

and A life time of memories

It seemed so clear then and now

love is what is needed

I Can Never Thank Holly Enough For Her Friendship!

1st Nations + Street Art = Kids

Cash Akoza has taken First Nations style art to a new horizon.

Artist: Cash Akoza

In an older, drab area of Winnipeg, Cash has added color and theme & brightened it up for all the kids who live there.

Artist: Cash Akoza

There are 5 painted walls, all in small area between a street and an alley. It’s a place where a lot of kids live. This one of the walls.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Click on the above pic to see the mural in all its glory, and it is glorious!

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza


Artist: Cash Akoza


Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza



I sent a book in!

Dreaming Inside

Here’s another gem for Kids’ Month, from Brenda Davis Harsham of Friendly Fairy Tale fame. This poem “Flying Away” (art by Sath) is a dream! Brenda, is also a dream. Thank you for all your support this month, with this your third KM poem!

Friendly Fairy Tales

Flying Away by Sath Flying Away, Used by Permission of Sath

We fly past the stars on silver wings,
rushing wind without and within.
All of life unfolds its answers
until we wake.

Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: The first line refers to Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The art is courtesy of Sath, a wonderful street artist and international ambassador of art. Resa McConaghy at Graffiti Lux and Murals is celebrating Kids’ Month, and you are welcome to drop by and make friends with her and other kids-loving friends.

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The Philippines

This is a colorful & educational mural about the Philippines!

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

The traditional costume is very beautiful.


The happiness is beautiful.

Artist: Sara Wild

Click on the pic below and see the entire mural.

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

This mural even has a map,

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde

..and a doll, which could possibly be King Philip of Spain. If anyone knows for sure, I would love to be educated!

Artist: Sara Wilde

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Sara Wilde
Artist: Sara Wilde


Kids’ Month 2017

From New Delhi with Love

 Sidran works with children in New Delhi, India, and has sent us some Street Art for Kids’ Month.
Photo © Sidran

She sends “Best wishes for the kids month initiative.” She said I was special, but I have to change that to – we, everyone here during Kids’ Month are special.

Photo © Sidran
Photo © Sidran

Sidran says: “I am attaching some pics taken from Lodhi Art District, New Delhi. It is supposed to be India’s first public art  district.”

Photo © Sidran
Photo © Sidran
She also says, about the art: “I like them for their simplicity and colors.”
Well, I do, too! The naive quality is great for kids, & I am thrilled children (& adults) in New Delhi are enjoying the beauty.
Photo © Sidran
Photo © Sidran

I just adore that doggie in the pic above! I send big happy wishes, and many a Thank You to Sidran

Photos taken by Sidran – 2017
New Dehli – India
Sidran’s blog – DRAGON TALES  is an excellent cultural adventure, and definitely worth a visit.
Kids’ Month 2017
Yay!!! I mailed my book off to “PBPIO” in Iowa yesterday.


Michele Eastman holds a “Picture Book Pass It On” drive every year. Click on the logo to go to her blog’s article explaining the charity, and where you can find the address to mail your picture book donation. OR:  Click on her name and go to her FaceBook page, where she is also working on the campaign.

The Tale of Rickety Hall – Penny Dolan

Where would Kids’ Month be without a Ste J review of a kid’s book? He says there’s lots of pictures, and puts the age range at 6-8 years old. I am fascinated by the name “Rickety Hall” Thank you Ste J!

Book to the Future

ricketyOrphaned Jonas Jones is cold and tired, and oh so hungry. And without his little dog Scraps he’d be desperately lonely, too. So when dastardly Megrim the dog catcher and his sidekick Filch decide they’re going to get rid of Scraps, Jonas knows he must do everything he can to stop them.Even if that means going for help at Rickety Hall, the spooky old house on the hill-inside which no one’s ever dared to venture.

Having just finished A Dance to the Music of Time:  Summer – a review of which will be coming soon – I decided a break from anything too heavy was needed and as I want to review more children’s books this year, it made sense to pick something light up.

This short tale, with a good number of illustrations crammed in for good measure is full of good messages for the young ‘uns, whilst also…

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