A Haiku

Hey Garbitch. Ha ha. Very funny Rude-y.
Phew. Did something die around here?
I'm just as sick of how smelly this psoriasis is as you are. Says the woman without a dog's nose.
It makes you smell like a dumbster. Don't you mean dumpster? Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

Warm autumn evening-
bee clouds swarm menacingly
around the dumpster.

Don’t believe these drawings. I’ve been really nice to mommy lately.

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Handmade Butterfly Quilt.
In some parts of the world, the weather is already starting to cool. Be prepared for those chilly nights with a warm, handmade quilt. This twin sized Patchwork Butterfly Quilt is hand appliqued, hand embroidered and hand quilted. (If you’d like, you can tell friends and family you made it yourself in your spare time during the lock down!)

This colorful Patchwork Butterfly Quilt, and many other fine items, are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

The Watermelon

Whoa, what's that? Go tell Geordie I got us a watermelon.
GEORDIE!!!
I meant go TO Geordie and tell him.
Geordie, mommy got us a...a...
Now what the devil was that thing called? Oh yeah.....
Mommy got us a Meldahelda!
I never know what that boy is barking about.

The tag on the plant said that the melons would grow to 20 lbs.

Mine were maybe 5 lbs.

In real life this is a story about my brother. Ever since the incident, meldahelda has been our family word for watermelon.

Why do you go dragging me into this nonsense?

I wasn’t even alive when “meldahelda” happened.

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Dream Our World

Find out what other nonsense my boys have been up to. In Dream Our World you can go with them to the Museum of the Imagination while viewing art from a canine perspective and enjoying a day or unsupervised fun.

You can find Dream Our World and other fine gifts at my shop at L Bowman Studios.

The Schirmer Test

On Tuesday I went to the ophthalmologist for a follow up to see how my eyes are responding to the medication. To test tear production, paper strips with little rulers on them are places between the eyeball and eyelid. Then you wait to see what volume of tears are created in a certain period of time.

Goofball me, I managed to skew the test within seconds. I closed my eyes and the first thought to pop into my mind was Geordie. Aww, how cute my little boy was! Then I started crying. Not much, but enough that it looked like I have a crazy high amount of tears. I told the doctor what happened, but she was still pleased with the results.

My Geordie hasn’t been on earth in almost three years, and he can still fix everything!

Happy Cairn terrier pup

I told you I was magic!

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Dream Our World

To find out what my magical puppies like to do on their day off, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, the boys view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Cotton Balls

What happened to you? Did you lose a fight with a bag of cotton balls?
Actually, that would have been more fun.

Today I got to experience nerve conduction testing. While not as bad as I was expecting, it still wasn’t much fun. Basically they stick needles into your muscles (while insisting that you remain completely relaxed as they do!) then ask you to flex so that they can check how your nerves and muscles are working. Some times they shock you with electricity (probably mostly for amusement). Where they stabbed me in the back, I developed some colorful goose eggs. I take turmeric, which acts as a blood thinner, so I ended up with cotton ball band-aids all over.

The take away? I can add Lou Gehrig’s Disease to my list of things I don’t have.

Another “you” post? This is getting boring.

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This any many fine items are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

In the Clouds

Whooo!
Toby? Max?
Your mom warned you not to light them but you did anyway, didn't you? Yes.
As long as you're here you may as well hang around for a while. We're having possum races tonight. OK!

Just celebrating bean season with a lurking friend who visits but doesn’t post.

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Are you looking for a unique gift to present to your family’s newest arrival? An ASL American Sign Language Quilt might give your little one a head start in learning a very valuable language.

Handmade ASL/American Sign Language Quilt with stuffed monkey posing on top.

This ASL Quilt and other beautiful alphabet quilts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Woof, Woof Brown Dog

Woof, Woof Brown Dog

Have you any stool?

Yes sir, yes sir,

Five bags full!

Two for my mother.

Two for my bro

And one for the chippy-munk

who runs to and fro!

Oh dear heavens, where did you come up with the idea for such an awful poem?!?

Terrier looking up at basket of green beans.

Well, it is that time of year again. After a late start, the beans started coming in like crazy. Toby loooves green beans and begged and stole and whined and howled until he was finally full.

I am a very effective howling beggar.

The next day’s “end result” inspired today’s poem. (It’s your own fault for stopping by today!)

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It’s hard to believe it is back to school season already. Some youngsters I know only had one day of class before catching the latest bug going around. Whether it is a virus or allergies, having a reusable handkerchief can save both your nose and the planet!

Ewwww

There are a number of hand painted handkerchiefs at my shop that would make a great gift for yourself or someone you love.

L Bowman Studios

Blocked

For whatever reason or combination of reasons, I am completely blocked creatively. I can’t draw. I can’t paint. I can’t focus my thoughts at all. A friend suggested that I try doing little 15 minute sketches each day to try to recover. Even these are miserable to try to do. I feel like I’ve had far too much caffeine and can barely sit still.

Perhaps you can find one of your babies here, sacrificed for my need for source photos. I apologize for not being able to capture their true natures. I’m trying, though. I’m really trying.

At least she didn’t draw you looking like a teddy bear!

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All these and more are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Another Encounter

Hey, what happened to you? I had a run in with a yellow jacket. How does it feel.
It stings!

Ba-dum-dum!

I saw a movie recently where Mila Kunis’ character knew she was royalty because bees never stung her. I must be the opposite of royalty.

Up in heaven, Geordie is saying, “It’s not so funny when it happens to you, is it?!?”

Sleepy Cairn terrier puppy.

This was Toby on the day he got his nose stung.

He didn’t know me well enough to trust me to take the stinger out.

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Dream Our World

What would two puppies do if left on their own in an art museum? Find out in Dream Our World! Inside the boys discover the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available form my shop.

The Dogged Beatles

You know, I believe the Beatles were really dogs. What makes you say that?
So many of their songs are about things that interest us. Like what?
Think about it. There are songs like "Hey Chewed" and Eleanor BigPee". Even "Norwegian Food". (What do you suppose Norwegian food is anyway? Pro'lly fish.) What about "Yellow Submarine"?
Why do you think it was yellow?

Poor Toby needs a hobby.

Don’t go blaming me for this nonsense. You’re the one who’s crazy.

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Dream Our World

What would two puppies do if left on their own in an art museum? Find out in Dream Our World! Inside the boys discover the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available form my shop.

Fresh Hell

Oh what fresh hell is this? I've read that people can get psoriasis on their nether regions, but I hoped it would never happen to me! I know something that might help with the itching.
This doesn't help at all! Yeah, tell me about it.
Hey, get out of there!
That's not psoriasis. Those are ant bites on your butt. Hmm, now that you mention it, I might have sat on an ant hill when I was working in the garden.
Sheesh. Humans. They'll complain about anything. Yeah, I agree. By the way, do your paws itch?

When I was diagnosed with psoriasis, I never thought of all the places it could show up. Finding out psoriasis can hide where no one can see seemed like a particularly awful fate. Thank heavens this was only a run in with some angry ants.

If you wanted someone to bite your butt, you should have let me know.

I already bite your underwear.

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A variety of hand painted hankies are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.