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Since the beginning of summer I’ve been experimenting with juicing. I’ll start off the day with a fruit and soy milk smoothie for breakfast. Then for lunch I’ll usually blend up spinach and pear with a pinch of nuts or seeds. Maybe it sounds unappetizing but it makes me feel more energetic and healthy!

Lately I’ve been coming across vintage juicers at thrift stores and garage sales, so I now have a small collection. Here are a few classics in pen, ink and colored pencil.

Try this yummy smoothie recipe:

1 C almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 medium sized banana
2 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy! 🙂


It was Sylvia and Bernice’s most cherished moment of the morning. The kids had just been sent off to school with their lunch pails, diorama creations and book reports. The husbands were sent on their way with a peck on the cheek before squeezing into the neighborhood carpool. Ah yes, it was time to savor a little peace and quiet with a freshly brewed cup of hot java, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Sometimes it wasn’t an easy task, taking care of a family, but they supported one another, and that was a comfort to them both. So as they sipped their coffee, they’d talk about all the things in common that they shared; their ups and downs, their challenges and rewards and… their ecosystems.

Don’t ask.


Here is a very territorial One-Eyed-Bot. He’s intent on zapping a Wee-Bot that has strayed into his personal space. Luckily for the little guy he’s pursuing, he moves very slowly with those cumbersome tri-pod legs, and his tiny T-Rex hands are practically useless. All the Wee-Bots know to steer clear of it’s extended whipping tail with it’s electrically charged tip. Sadly, One-Eyed-Bot-taunting has become a popular sport among Wee-Bots, and a singed butt simply a badge of honor. Hmmm…so who’s the bully?

I love making junk-bots. Call me crazy, but old junk inspires me. I tried joining in on Alpha Bots! and was keeping up with making a robot for each letter of the alphabet. Then I had made a “kaboom bot” with an explosion coming out of it’s head for the letter K and was ready to post it when the bombings happened in Boston. My timing stunk. Luckily I didn’t post it but I lost my momentum and stopped making them. Junk-bots A-I can be seen on my earlier posts.

It’s been ages since I participated on IF. When I saw this week’s topic, I had to join in on the fun. I love ALL of your illustrated robots!!