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Second Place

Before I go on blog holiday, let me share one piece of original work, a gift to you, my dear friend, as my thanks and gratitude. This has been quite the year on WordPress and in life. I’ve made friends, foes, trolls and frenemies here in the blogosphere, and each have contributed favorably to my art! :D

I’ll get you more details on a show featuring the First Place poem, so far I know this, from Keep St. Pete Lit‘s email:  The show will be Sat, January 24th at Soft Water Studios with two shows at 5:30-7:30pm and 8:00-10pm. Tickets will be $20.00

Whatever you get into these next few weeks, have fun, laugh often, and be excellent towards your fellow humans.

Full ekphrastic poem: arcangel_secondplace

arc angel detail

Arc Angel. Original piece. Mark Aeling, MGA Sculpture Studio, St Pete

Rock Da Bells!

To win your upcoming Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, you’ll need minor sewing skills, an eye for the gaudy, and a few days to assemble a psychosomatic episode in cloth form.

Start with, the sweater:


This flinch-inducer was discovered at my friend Irene’s thrift shop. To be certain, I had a run-off with some other candidates but this one was the most “EGAD!” of all.

The next thing you’ll want to do is hyper-accentuate an item of the sweater. In my case, I saw all these jingle ball details, so I invested in a box full of jingle bells:


The larger, the noisier, but then I want to consider not driving myself crazy while wearing it!

To add a “WTF?!?!” factor, I found utility in these two Peruvian finger puppets, gifts from my dear friend Alex upon her return from teaching in Lima:


Let’s go ahead and create a creepy backstory for these two. One sunny day up on Machu Picchu, Celia (left) and Chiquita (right) were steadily packing up their wares, ready to head back down the mountain to their humble home in the adjoining city. The next sensation they shared was the taste of pennies in their mouths and a burning sensation in their nostrils. They looked about and found themselves nowhere near their tourist store front, but instead, chained at the waist to columns supporting a bleak, rickety house. The only response to their calls of “ayudame!” was their echoes…

And now, we sew:


Basic single stitch, feeding double cord, approximately 1/4 inch loop. If you don’t know how to sew, look up a video on YouTube, cuz I ain’t got that kind of time!

We affix Celia and Chiquita to their outdoor prison:

And here’s the final nightmare:

Already we have a winner, right? But remember folks, these contests are won with popular vote, so you need to throw in a little suh-um-suh-um to win over the fickle! Here’s what I’m adding:


Am going to go without panties for an extra boost in ratings! Find these anywhere you can find stripper apparel. This I got at Fredericks of Hollywood.

Because there’s gotta be a little naughty, a little nice, or there’s no point to Santa Claus.

For the younguns in attendance, who don’t comprehend why Mommy is spelling S-L-U-T towards her friends:


Harley Quinn house booties. Because fuck heels. Available at your local comic book character paraphenalia dispensary. These I bought at Hot Topic.

Event pics forthcoming. Wish me luck friends! 

Wordless Wednesday: The Contender


The Gist of Turkey Weekend in 4 Pictures

A dog got a bone.


A turkey gets cooked without me touching it.


A college football game end zone seat with my butt in it.


A visit to the Fort during another stunning Florida sunset.


Keepin’ It Local, Keepin’ It NaNo

Shouts to starrschaos, our wonderful Municipal Liaison for St. Petersburg, Florida! Thank you for my laptop badge! :D


From top left: Taco Bus, Keep St. Pete Lit organization, NaNoWriMo 2014 badge, NaNoWriMo 2012 badge, NaNoWriMo 2013 badge, Community Cafe, my writers hangout.

Who’s The Big Winner? Von’s The Big Winner! YAAAY!


My traditional end-of-writing-a-massive-novel routine starts with this full body breakdown…join me won’t you?…

Sometimes I Graffiti Cats on Buses

Visiting the NOMAD art bus during the Florida Bookstore Day after party. The non-profit organization visits disenfranchised neighborhoods to provide creative activities otherwise nonexistent for residents. Please visit their Page and support art for all!


Been doodling this on desktops and notebooks and completed exams since I was seven. I call this piece 'Cool Cat''

My Day at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

What a gift to live in Florida…round the year sunshine, beautiful beaches, and a stretch of shenanigans to get into mid-state!

This past week, me and the BF made our way to Orlando with the plan to ride as many roller coasters, as many times possible, in one day. We arrived an hour after opening, and got kicked out at closing!


Dedicated To My #NaNoWriMo Peeps…Week 1 = DONE! :D

Why we write…

Happy Start of NaNoWriMo Day!



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