Posts Tagged ‘tom hendricks’

June’s Cash or Pennies From Heaven

July 5, 2015

Dear Reader, thanks to all that listened to my music online. Penny by


Jun 30, 2015 Spotify Sale $0.03
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Jun 04, 2015 iTunes-Europe Sale $0.72
Jun 02, 2015 Xbox Music Sale $0.18


July 1, 2015

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Poems (all having a time theme)

July 1, 2015

Poems (all have a time theme)

there was a clock
with half a face
that ticked from
twelve on down.

But tock past 6
it’d disappear
and not come back
’til noon.

bucket wet
a ceiling drip
drop by drop
it fills up

I wind the clock
with the key
when i forget
it waits for me.

he was a cat
that patrolled the windows

hopping from one
stepping stone to another
wrapped in a deepening
fog until …

“Portraits” – Novel Review by Jamie Michele

June 30, 2015

Jamie Michele : 4 Stars – out of 5

Title: Portraits
Subtitle: A Novel About Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution
Author: Tom Hendricks
Genre: Fiction – General


Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite
Portraits by Tom Hendricks is the story of a co-op art group, forged out of their mutual distaste for the corporatization of the Dallas art scene. It follows three main characters, Jack Labas, Francesca (aka: Mary Wollencroft), and Missy U. The co-op itself involves artists comprised of its nine artists: Jim Dias, its leader, Harvey Carter, a landscape artist, Linda Jenson, Jim’s girlfriend, Raymond Kirk, a Rothco disciple, Wendy Phillips, a still art painter, Sarah Williams, another landscaper artist, Karen Griffin, a painter of large-scale portraits, Jack, a figure painter and the main protagonist, and Francesca, a clothing designer who replaced Marty Kao, a street scene painter who leaves the co-op. Missy U is a fan of Jack’s work and his ever-present pen pal, who turns out to be far more committed to his art and ultimately a saving grace to the group as a whole. The group grows and their popularity among the public expands beyond their greatest hopes, while Jack finds love with Francesca and encouragement from the shadowy Missy U. While Portraits by Tom Hendricks does a great job of following the plight of an artist and its extension into every aspect of an artist’s life, namely in love within this story, where it really shines is in its portrayal of the community as a whole. A reader gets a strong sense of the impact of art and its influence across other media and genres of life that unfurl before you, displaying its far reaching promise and the potential to impact even the most remote corners of a community. Yes, at the heart of Portraits is a love story, a love triangle, but its soul delves deeper into a layered plot that draws out a more widespread implication: that art is the axis of all things beautiful, significant, and real. With some polish and a round of things beautiful, significant, and real. With some polish and a round of good editing, the bones of Portraits by Tom Hendricks has great potential.
As of the time of this review, the spelling and grammatical mistakes let it down, although do not detract from its manifesto as a whole. Highly

3 kid’s poems: Bystanders or The Ballad of Toby Dan, Ogres and Trolls, The Little Boat

June 30, 2015


Poor Toby Dan
he kicked a can
and it kicked back

poor Toby Grundy
“What’s so funny?”

poor Toby Daph
just had to laugh

poor Toby Don
“What’s going on?”

poor Toby Dalling
heard his mother calling

poor Toby Down
just looked around

poor Toby Spin
scratched his shin

poor Toby Limbo
stood arms akimbo

poor Toby Round
jumped up and down

poor Toby June
jumped o’er the Moon

poor Toby Pies
darted his eyes

poor Toby Tish
ran off with a dish

poor Toby Proud
managed the crowd

poor Toby Bubble
looked o’re his shoulder

poor Toby Riot
just kept quiet.


Ogres and Trolls
Ogres and Trolls
the meadow is empty
but the forest is full

Ogres and Trolls
Ogres and Trolls
the day is empty
but the night is full


the little boat
tugs at it’s rope
anxious to sail
the open sea


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