Thursday, December 22, 2011

Here's an on-line version of a feature article from last Friday's Atascadero News (12/16/11) about Kathie and my life. 
Not all the pictures that were published in the paper are there. The photo of me in my cowboy hat was on the front page, and a photo of me in my studio was on another page. The reporter spent about 2 hours in our house, and got about 95% of the facts right. He is known for his creative, off-the-wall writing.
He didn't have room for many of the side roads in our lives.

Friday, December 16, 2011

There will be more art and poetry on my website soon.   - GA

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fat clouds like vessels

Drift on bright cerulean sea

Casting rich shadows *

* Haiku, published April 2010 in San Luis Obispo, CA

Tribune. Poetry Month Contest

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gray cloudy morning

Robins welcome rainy days

Worms are complaining

Haiku 5/18/11

Monday, May 16, 2011

This is one of  the cover designs ideas for my Chapbook (a small 20 page publication)
of my drawings and poems.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

From my chap book of poems and art: Reading to Alligators

Reading to Alligators

At first the two alligators didn’t like my poems.

They swam by just to look at the drawings of fish.

Each time they came I read a little more to them.

After a while they began requesting certain short poems.

They wanted me to read my poems about fish.

After a year of reading to them they were requesting

poems on other subjects like flowers and the moon.

They would crawl up on the land to bask in the sun

and listen while I read to them. Eventually more alligators

came to hear the poems. The little beach became so

crowded with eight hundred pound, fourteen foot,

reptiles that I decided to leave while they

would still let me. I told the first two alligators that I was

going. They asked me if I would please leave the book.

I thought that a strange request; but I left it, and as I was

walking away I heard one of them reading out loud to

the large gathering. There was a lot of tail thrashing,

and happy roaring as my poems floated over this

Jurassic scene.