Mr. Jingle

This little guy, I’ll call him Mr. Jingle for now, has appeared in The Hillock of my mind off and on. My own grown children are encouraging me to illustrate a little ‘jingle book’ I’ve been growing, so here’s my first attempt at page one’s illustration. And of course the eye of the mind and the brush of the heart are already calling me to rewrite the text! aggh! How does one EVER finish anything when ‘evolution’ takes over!!! Does survival of the fittest really mean survival of the finishers? I hope not, for I will NEVER get Mr. Jingle to the top of the stairs!!!  I guess I’m not experiencing writer’s block, but rather writer’s detours! or distractions?!!!!  Reader’s tip: Italics is my mind and the process. ‘Straight lettering’ will represent my evolving text. Enjoy! And please give me feedback so I can learn!

I climb up the steps

To my room in the tree.

It’s been a full day.

For you and for me!


  1. Coates said,

    February 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I haven’t gotten into this whole story/plan of yours but from something you said about wondering if your will ever get the boy to the bed?, etc., I would think the journey climbing there is the whole point. It is a book of his adventures along the way. Just that one thought for now and good luck. This is great!

  2. afgordon said,

    February 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks so much, Coco! Yay for our adventures along our ways!

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