Come to my room just down the hall,
and see my precious jewels.
Just sit quietly. Do not touch.
I'm sure you know the rules!
I've collected only finer things,
from places that I've been,
And when I die I'll leave it all,
to all those "next of kin".
I'm only living here for now.
My summer home is rented.
I'll drive there in my auto soon.
(It's just a little dented).
My daughter married well indeed;
a Texas oil tycoon!
I'll be moving in some day,
and she'll be coming soon.
That porcelain rose in that charming vase
is really very brittle.
My china plates, from Monkey Wards,
are only chipped a little.
My silver plated coffeepot
is only slightly rusty.
I should have fixed the handle,
and it's just a little dusty.
Shelly has always felt herself to be a right-brained person in a left-brained world. Thirty of her years has been devoted to planning and scheduling large projects for construction, aerospace, transportation and energy in many parts of the country to keep the rent or mortgage paid and food on the table. For some strange reason, her humor got the best of her and she was always asked to do underground cartoons and caricatures to document events or comical situations.
She began her art early when her parents stuck the hyperactive three-year-old in the back of the family car with pad and pencil and told her to “Shut up and draw!” She has been drawing, painting and doodling since she's been old enough to drag a cat around and keep her...
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