Friday, May 31, 2013

Bats Remind Us of Lugosi

The Bat
By Frank Jacobs

Bats are creepy; bats are scary;
Bats do not seem sanitary;
Bats in dismal caves keep cozy;
Bats remind us of Lugosi;

Bats have webby wings that fold up;
Bats from ceilings hang down rolled up;
Bats when flying undismayed are;
Bats are careful; bats use radar; 
Bats at nighttime at their best are;
Bats by Batman unimpressed are!

Bats available in my etsy shop:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Starfish Tale an unknown author

A man was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide.

The boy walked slowly along the shore.  When he spotted a starfish, he reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean.

The man, hoping to teach the boy a lesson in common sense, walked up to him and said, "I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know that you mean well.  But do you realize how many beaches there are?  And how many starfish are dying on every beach every day?  Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?"

The boy looked up at the man,  then down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish and gently tossed it back into the ocean.  "It makes a difference to that one,"  he said.

Starfish can be found here.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Bead-tual Tour

Welcome to the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California... as shown in beads and charms. 

Magic Castle

At the door, you are greeted by an owl.  

Say the magic words... "Open sesame!" The door slides open.  

You enter the Grand Salon Bar,  Just past that is the room where Irma, the piano-playing ghost, tickles the ivories and can play most any request.  


Beside the piano is a birdcage where her ghostly bird twitters. 


Within the Magic Castle, there are various showrooms where magicians perform.  You might see an escape artist.


In the Palace of Mystery, you may see a magician pull a rabbit from his hat.  

In the Close-up Gallery, you could see some card tricks, or perhaps some effects with coins or dice.


There's even a haunted phone booth.


The place is filled with things magical and mystical...


...that you will never be able to explain.


(That's why you needed this beaded tour. Bracelet available in my etsy shop: