Thursday, April 9, 2009

For Grandpa Renaud

If there's one thing you should know about Grandpa Renaud, it's peanut butter. Whenever he visits, he requests it at nearly every meal, and we generally stock up with two or three jars of Smucker's Natural when we know he's coming.

So it's only natural that a DZIN (design) for grampo rano (Grandpa Renaud) be all about peanut butter. In this case, we've got peanut butter on...

  • celery (green)
  • radishes (red)
  • bananas (yellow); and
  • oranges (orange)

I'm personally not so sure about the orange, but I haven't tried that yet. Could be good, who knows? It would certainly go with Grandpa Renaud's often-proclaimed theory that Peanut Butter Goes with Anything.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

For Daddy on His Birthday

Fiona drew this for me yesterday morning at Deborah's prompting. When delivered, it was not only a birthday card (see the "habe brthda" down there on the large white fish?) but also a gift certificate, as the card contained cash for replenishing the stock in my fishtank.

I asked Fiona about the letter Ts that appear in a few places, but she just said she thought they would look good there, along with the lines swooping about the fish. The large fish isn't eating anything; those are just more bubbles.

I love the color here, and the bubbles, and the amazing variety of fish types. My personal favorite is the big one with blue spots, and the nearly- inverted smiling yellow fish.

Thank you, Fiona!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


A seal (or, in some tellings, Fiona) lying in the grass, next to a flower, wearing a purple hat and striped scarf. Before she colored the brown in, you could see the seal much better, with his individual paws draw in, and pieces of grass growing in front of him.