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1. New Art


Hello All,

It's been over a year since I have posted anything,

so I decided to post a few new pics.

Life is Good,

Dave.

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2. Life is Good

Hello to all my friends,
Four years ago I decided to become a Children's Writer/Illustrator.
Since then I have published my first book, with another one near completion.
I just finished illustrations for a clients book due out next month,
and recently began working on a new project with another client.
I have other projects waiting in the wings and excited to take on more!

Life is Good,
Dave.

Please visit http://www.daydreambooks.com for your copy of
Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme.

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3. Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme is now available

Hello to all my friends and hello to those who are not,
I have exciting news!
Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme is now available!
Finally! You may purchase the book at most of the online retail stores.
Amazon, Borders, Buy.com (good price) etc.

Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme is filled with colorful and vibrant illustration ,
memorable rhyme, and a big dose of positivity.

Thanks to all of you who have supported my creative endeavors.

Life is good, indeed.
Dave.

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4. Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme


It's coming! It's coming! It's coming soon!

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5. Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme

Available soon!


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6. Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme


Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme will be available June 27th, 2008.

A book for children of all shapes and sizes!

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7. Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme

Available June 27th, 2008.

A book for children of all shapes and sizes!

 




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8. Back in the Day

Back in the day when I was a kid,
You wouldn't believe the things that I did!
The things that I did you couldn't conceive,
I'll say it again, you just wouldn't believe!

Now if I had more time, every memory I'd share,
But today is my birthday, so I don't really care,
To share all my memories you'd find hard to believe,
All of the memories you just couldn't conceive.
All of those things, those things that I did,
Back in the day when I was a kid.

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9. The Land of Reverse

It's a fun story, so once again I post it.

Hello my friends,
The following is a story I wrote years ago
and just recently revised it.
Please take the time to read it.
I hope you enjoy it, do let me know.
Thanks and remember, Life is Good.
Dave.

The Land of Reverse

It was late one night, I just couldn't sleep;
I tried everything, even counting sheep.
Restless as any one person can be,
I was wide awake! And it was bugging me.

I tried falling asleep, hanging off of my bed,
I even tried sleeping standing on my head.
Hours upon hours, I lay there awake,
How many tick tocks was it going to take?

Suddenly! I dreamt up a crazy thought.
I'll sleep without sleeping.
It was the best thought I'd got.
SoI shut my eyes, shut them real tight.
I went ten miles left, then ten miles right.

I let my mind wander, I dived in head first.
And found myself standing in the Land of Reverse.
I dodged traffic on sidewalks to get to the street,
And there stood a man on his hands, not his feet.

"It's backwards, he laughed, with a bit of a frown,
"What you see up is really straight down,
Things appear closer than they really are;
It's all because close is so very far."

Amused and confused, I then asked the man,
"Is everything flip-flopped in this strange land?
What will I see in this crazy place?"

"Dear boy! he then screamed, with a smile on his face.
"You'll see without seeing, and you'll hear things you don't.
You'll smell taste and feel things, and then again no you won't.
So run along and remember this simple thought,
"Wherever you're going you really are not."

Puzzled by the words of the hand-standing man,
I took his advice, and I ran and I ran.
I ran through a wall, or was it a door?
I stood on the ceiling, and I looked up at the floor.

All around me I saw invisible things,
Birds flying backwards, without any wings.
There were mice chasing cats and cats chasing dogs,
Fish catching people, and flies eating frogs.

Over clouds and through sky, I continued to run,
Looking forward to doing things I've already done.
And it wasn't until I stood up to rest,
when I noticed my back! "My back! It's my chest!"

My nose was my mouth, my mouth was my nose,
And when I wiggled my fingers, I was wiggling my toes!
All twisted backwards, I'd been rearranged;
My body had been through some kind of weird change.

Through it all I confess, I was thinking the worst--
Yet I really felt safe in this Land of Reverse.
I shivered through heat and sweated in cold,
I felt young as ever, but was wrinkled and old!

Slipping and sliding up a trunk of a tree,
I closed my eyes, looking for me.
I looked for me up, and I looked for me down,
But there i was nowhere. I couldn't be found.

So since I was nowhere, not up, down or in,
I took off for a place I had already been.
And the sights I was seeing, which I will never see,
were twisting and swirling all around me.

Real pretend animals, not really, Yes true!
They were feeding the people who live in the zoo.
Yes tigers and elephants, penguins and seals,
were feeding the people seven course meals.

As all of the people ate these snacks in their cages,
The animals did nothing completely outrageous.
They looked at me, without looking and said
"What are you doing out of your bed?"

I thought for a moment, without thinking a thought,
I told them I'm in bed, in bed no I'm not.
They all started crying, although I knew in my head,
They were all having fun and were laughing instead.

I said my goodbyes, and waved my hellos,
Where would I go now? I don't really know.
It couldn't quite matter, why give it a thought?
Because wherever I'm going, I really am not.

Oh this is confusing, this Land of Reverse
Where first is last and last is first.
Although it makes sense, I don't understand.
An explanation is needed from the hand- standing man.

Wherever he is, he plainly won't be,
I will look without looking, and wait for him to find me.
And when he finds me, there will be no doubt.
Because not finding anything, is what finding's about.

Going nowhere fast, on only one hand,
I slowly caught up to the hand-standing man.
I said outside-inside-outside-in?
Perhaps you can tell me where I have just been?

Listen to me, forget every word,
What you are hearing can never be heard.
You've gone without going, (Pardon me, have we met?)
You've seen many things without seeing them yet?
Did you forget to remember this simple thought?
Wherever you're going you really are not.

I looked in his ears, yelled in his eyes,
Shook one of his feet and said my goodbyes.
I climbed in a window, and found myself out,
Of a familiar place I knew nothing about.

Nothing was backwards, Nothing had changed
It was looking quite normal and not rearranged.

So I shut my eyes, I shut them tight.
Went ten miles left, and ten miles right.
I let my mind wander, I dived in head first.
And fell asleep dreaming of The Land of Reverse.

copyright©1987 Revised 2008

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10. Alien Kicks

Hello again from the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains.
I'm currently working on the rhyme for this pic,
I'll post it as soon as I figure out what thia alien is looking for.
Have a great day.
Life is Good,
Dave.

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11. Self Expression

It's another beautiful day in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Woodpeckers are back! I love this time of year.


I can cross my eyes like this,
I have every right.
Excuse me if it’s bugging you.
But I’m on stage tonight!

I can wave my hands like this,
I’ll wave them if I choose.
Don’t blame me if it’s bugging you,
Tell me to stop and I’ll refuse.

I can grow my hair like this,
It’s my head of hair to grow.
No worries if it’s bugging you,
Self Expression, don’t you know.

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12. The Land of Reverse

"You’ll see without seeing, and you’ll hear things you don’t.
You’ll smell, taste and feel things, and then again you won’t.
So run along and remember this simple thought,
"Wherever you’re going, you really are not. "


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13. Party Penguins

Party Penguins are the happiest penguins of all.

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14. Sir Bird

Just another rhyme and pic for all to enjoy.

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15. Seven Sisters

I grew up with seven sisters. The following verse explains everything.

Seven Sisters that's to many,
If I had the choice
I wouldn't have any.

( Of course I love them all now.)



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16. Fix My Teeth

Happy weekend to all my friends.
Enjoy Fix My Teeth.


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17. Bubble Bath


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18. Tree of Hearts

Hello friends,
Coming to you from the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains,
another rhyme and pic from my soon to be released picture book entitled "Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme."

Enjoy,
Dave.


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19. Play the Game

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20. I just made friends with myself!

Hello my JacketFlap friends.
Minutes ago I accidently made friends with myself.
And although it's a bit strange, the thought of
getting to know myself is a great feeling.

Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme
will be available in two weeks.

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21. Life is Good

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22. Clock on the Wall

Hello my JacketFlapper friends,
Here is another rhyme from my new book entitled
"Life is Good and other reasons for rhyme."
Enjoy,
Dave.

I am a clock on the wall who tells all,
And I tell it all on time.
I will fill you in about half -past six,
And seven, eight and nine.

I share thoughts on half- past two,
I yell when it’s FOUR O’CLOCK!
Will tell you when it’s midnight,
While my insides go tick tock.

I lose an hour in the spring,
And gain one in the fall.
I tell time in a timely manner,
Enjoying every minute of it all.

Read and see more at http://www.daydreambooks.com

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23. Balance

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24. The Land of Reverse

It's a fun story, so once again I post it.

Hello my friends,
The following is a story I wrote years ago
and just recently revised it.
Please take the time to read it.
I hope you enjoy it, do let me know.
Thanks and remember, Life is Good.
Dave.

The Land of Reverse

It was late one night, I just couldn't sleep;
I tried everything, even counting sheep.
Restless as any one person can be,
I was wide awake! And it was bugging me.

I tried falling asleep, hanging off of my bed,
I even tried sleeping standing on my head.
Hours upon hours, I lay there awake,
How many tick tocks was it going to take?

Suddenly! I dreamt up a crazy thought.
I'll sleep without sleeping.
It was the best thought I'd got.
SoI shut my eyes, shut them real tight.
I went ten miles left, then ten miles right.

I let my mind wander, I dived in head first.
And found myself standing in the Land of Reverse.
I dodged traffic on sidewalks to get to the street,
And there stood a man on his hands, not his feet.

"It's backwards, he laughed, with a bit of a frown,
"What you see up is really straight down,
Things appear closer than they really are;
It's all because close is so very far."

Amused and confused, I then asked the man,
"Is everything flip-flopped in this strange land?
What will I see in this crazy place?"

"Dear boy! he then screamed, with a smile on his face.
"You'll see without seeing, and you'll hear things you don't.
You'll smell taste and feel things, and then again no you won't.
So run along and remember this simple thought,
"Wherever you're going you really are not."

Puzzled by the words of the hand-standing man,
I took his advice, and I ran and I ran.
I ran through a wall, or was it a door?
I stood on the ceiling, and I looked up at the floor.

All around me I saw invisible things,
Birds flying backwards, without any wings.
There were mice chasing cats and cats chasing dogs,
Fish catching people, and flies eating frogs.

Over clouds and through sky, I continued to run,
Looking forward to doing things I've already done.
And it wasn't until I stood up to rest,
when I noticed my back! "My back! It's my chest!"

My nose was my mouth, my mouth was my nose,
And when I wiggled my fingers, I was wiggling my toes!
All twisted backwards, I'd been rearranged;
My body had been through some kind of weird change.

Through it all I confess, I was thinking the worst--
Yet I really felt safe in this Land of Reverse.
I shivered through heat and sweated in cold,
I felt young as ever, but was wrinkled and old!

Slipping and sliding up a trunk of a tree,
I closed my eyes, looking for me.
I looked for me up, and I looked for me down,
But there I was nowhere. I couldn't be found.

So since I was nowhere, not up, down or in,
I took off for a place I had already been.
And the sights I was seeing, which I will never see,
were twisting and swirling all around me.

Real pretend animals, not really, Yes true!
They were feeding the people who live in the zoo.
Yes tigers and elephants, penguins and seals,
were feeding the people seven course meals.

As all of the people ate these snacks in their cages,
The animals did nothing completely outrageous.
They looked at me, without looking and said
"What are you doing out of your bed?"

I thought for a moment, without thinking a thought,
I told them I'm in bed, in bed no I'm not.
They all started crying, although I knew in my head,
They were all having fun and were laughing instead.

I said my goodbyes, and waved my hellos,
Where would I go now? I don't really know.
It couldn't quite matter, why give it a thought?
Because wherever I'm going, I really am not.

Oh this is confusing, this Land of Reverse
Where first is last and last is first.
Although it makes sense, I don't understand.
An explanation is needed from the hand- standing man.

Wherever he is, he plainly won't be,
I will look without looking, and wait for him to find me.
And when he finds me, there will be no doubt.
Because not finding anything, is what finding's about.

Going nowhere fast, on only one hand,
I slowly caught up to the hand-standing man.
I said outside-inside-outside-in?
Perhaps you can tell me where I have just been?

Listen to me, forget every word,
What you are hearing can never be heard.
You've gone without going, (Pardon me, have we met?)
You've seen many things without seeing them yet?
Did you forget to remember this simple thought?
Wherever you're going you really are not.

I looked in his ears, yelled in his eyes,
Shook one of his feet and said my goodbyes.
I climbed in a window, and found myself out,
Of a familiar place I knew nothing about.

Nothing was backwards, Nothing had changed
It was looking quite normal and not rearranged.

So I shut my eyes, I shut them tight.
Went ten miles left, and ten miles right.
I let my mind wander, I dived in head first.
And fell asleep dreaming of The Land of Reverse.

copyright©1987 Revised 2008

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25. Through the Round Window

Through the round window I see wonderful things,
I see lily white lizards with gold colored wings.
I see rainbow bridges floating in air,
And big bright butterflies riding tiny reindeer.

Curious creatures through the window I see,
With three eyes each, looking up at me.
I see snow covered monkeys wearing pineapple shoes,
And purple pelicans reading the outer space news!

I see ducks on wheels, not quacking, but beeping,
And the brightest blue bugs on elephants, sleeping!
Red rubber rabbits bouncing around,
And alphabet clouds through the window that's round.

I see baby faced cats wearing three piece suits,
And pink kangaroos wearing lavender boots!
I see tap dancing Salmon, stretchable pigs,
Cantaloupe race cars and dogs wearing wigs.

> A sea of jello, raspberry and lime,
> I'd stare through the window not thinking of time.
> I see what I want to, a polka dot sky,
> If only that window wasn't so high.

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