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  • Poem


    Reflections from this morning…

    Two lines in time
    Reflect as one
    In unison

    © 2023 Phil Perkins

    Teach Your Children, by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1972) – see lyrics here.

  • The Year 2023

    The Year 2023

    It’s a new year filled with great potential and promise. And, merchandise. You can discover a plethora of fine prints, gifts and apparel items to enjoy when you visit the following shops…

    I hope to see you soon! And, remember to stop by before December 31st – after that, what’s the point?

  • Gems of Nature

    Gems of Nature

    Shallow water laps up onto shore, then recedes back into the lake. Eventually, small common stones become smooth. Seen here in a few inches of water along the coast of Lake Superior, this photograph might be the perfect accent piece you’ve been looking for. To see prints and other items available featuring my photography, you can visit these shops…


    Water with wrinkles
    Natural beauty reflects
    Gems tumbled in time

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    And It Stoned Me, by Van Morrison (1970) – see lyrics here.

  • Haiku


    Today is the day
    Put your plans into action
    Time waits for no one

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

  • Desert Scene

    Desert Scene

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like observing a barren desert while standing inside the fossilized jaw of a giant prehistoric dinosaur…perhaps this image will suffice.

    As you imagine yourself enjoying the shade, make sure to check out the following shops for some really cool stuff –

  • Haiku: Time Travel

    Thinking about space after reading an article (Big Bang Impossible: Galaxies that weren’t supposed to exist) outlining recent observations from the James Webb Space Telescope, I woke up this morning and wrote this poem…


    One stone, then again
    Human lineage transcends
    Astronaut sojourn

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Space Debris

    You can find my original artwork on a variety of great products when you visit these shops: Society 6, Redbubble, Tee Public, Pixels and Cafepress. Thank you!


    Space Oddity by David Bowie (1969) – see lyrics here.

  • It’s About Time

    Take the time to discover great merchandise (gifts, prints & more) featuring my creative abstract artwork…



    A clock is wound
    Round and around
    To tell the time of day

    Asleep at night
    That we may work
    To make the time to play

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


  • Design Samples – Vol. 18

    These graphic designs include a mock advertisement of an imaginary restaurant offering special rates for fish fry dinners, and a colorful adaptation of a vintage morning photograph taken in Hermosa Beach, California. Each is available on many products in my Redbubble shop.

  • Pieces of Time

    Digital art depicting the mechanics of time, based on a photograph of vintage clocks. You can discover many cool prints, gifts and apparel items when visiting the following galleries…

  • Poem

    Sands of Time

    Around the lake on winds of change
    The sands of time did rearrange
    To shift terrain along the shore
    Resculpting landscapes to explore

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    One of the early lessons I learned as a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette on Lake Superior, was the enormous power of Mother Nature. Though some geographical locations remain relatively unchanged over time, the shorelines of my youth were renewed with each major storm — altering beaches and sandbars, as well as gigantic boulders washing up on to the harbor breakwall.

    This vintage photograph highlights the shores of Gitche Gumee to the northwest of Marquette, near Little Presque Isle. If interested, it’s available on a variety of prints and other items in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Enjoy the great outdoors!

  • A Clip of Comedy

    A Clip of Comedy

    Regarding lawn care, homeowners commonly experience procrastination. And that’s understandable, after all, as hours on the weekend represent more valuable time. By the same token, it’s also true that most people are happier with the appearance of well cared for yards.

    So, I’ve come up with a nifty solution for this dilemma by inventing a new product, which combines the technology of a metal detector with a weed whipper. This way, I can keep my lawn looking good and at the same time make some spare change on the side!

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Poem


    Time is Precious

    Time is precious
    It’s of the essence
    It’s here, then gone
    From adolescence

    The time you have
    And the time you take
    The things you’ve done
    And the plans you make
    The sights you’ve seen
    Now a memory
    And what’s to come
    Yet a fantasy

    Time marches on
    Though nary a sound
    Hands on the wall
    Each day spin around

    Time is fleeting
    Take note and behold
    Lessons in life
    With age, growing old

    Make your time count
    To be a good friend
    Share happiness
    And love to the end

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    You might also enjoy reading another poem I wrote about time, entitled “A Distant Time“. It was published on July 12, 2021.

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Birthday Weekday

    It was 5:20 a.m. and I was finishing my second cup of coffee when it dawned on me – the question:

    How many birthdays have I had on the same day of the week as my date of birth?

    In resolution, using this weekday calendar, I laboriously set about to record the years in which I had a birthday on the Sabbath, being born on a Sunday.

    Granted, this number of same days of the week may be of minimal interest, yet I did observe a pattern. So, I checked a few other sample birthdates to substantiate the following conclusion:

    With the exception of February 29th, every birthdate, on any given day of the week, recurs on that day of the week in accordance with the following pattern of years…

    ↱ 6 · 11 · 6 · 5 ↲

    So, if your birthday on the same day of the week as your date of birth initially occurs at age 11, it then recurs at intervals of 6, 5, 6 and 11 years, as a repeating loop.

    Also, if by chance you happened to be born in a leap year on February 29th, your next calendar birthday of February 29th – on the same day of the week as your birthdate – will occur in a cycle every 28 years.

    You may say that I’ve got too much time on my hands, but cut me some slack – and cake – as today is my birthday. Happy birthday, me!

  • Stepping Back

    Stepping Back

    It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…

    Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.

    In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    This creative writing was originally posted February 21, 2021. Today, I’ve reposted it to open the comments and also include a musical selection. Thanks for reading!

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from

  • Song for Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from