Monday, April 04, 2011

A-Z Challenge, C is for Cheshire Cat

This Cheshire Cat is a painting in progress. (Not yet finished!) Click image to view larger.

Also, here is a new prose poem, for National Poetry month, "Cascades of Elder Blossoms:"

Cascades of Elder Blossoms

The man carried a white cardboard box such as one into which a baker might place a small cake. He set it on the table and opened it. Three girls sat up and stretched. They had been folded around each other like triplets in the womb. They were packed in elder blossoms, which cascaded away as the girls stood up and bent to step out of the box. The box must have been larger on the inside than the outside, because the girls, outside the box, were normal sized, slender and somewhat naiad-like. Except for the flowers, they were naked, but not embarrassed. They smiled, cheerful, ready for what came next, which they seemed to expect would be good.

Mary Stebbins Taitt

And, I'd like to mention my causes. (Inspiration thanks to Junebug). I am very interesting in the environment, in education, in reading (yes, this IS a cause!), in poverty, in children's issues, in animal issues, and women's issues. I am working on some books, and I am hoping to donate portions of the proceeds (--big leap here--they have to be published first!!!) to various causes. For example, I may donate 10% of the writer-income of Frog Haven to SAVE THE FROGS. And there will be a donation, assuming I am able to, from each of my upcoming books to some cause, which I will mention later.


John said...

Great work and a commendable aspiration.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, John! I appreciate your kindness! Hope I can actually manage it!!! :-D

junebug said...

I love that Cheshire Cat!! One of my favorite parts of Alice.

Thank you for sharing your causes! I think it is wonderful you are so willing to share your proceeds.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Junebug! I hope Frog Haven gets published, so I can do just that. :-D

Anonymous said...

Love the cat art & your high aspirations, yay!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Hennie--now--keep your fingers crossed that I actually manage to publish the books.