Artwork and Writings of Irene Tobias Rodriguez

Archive for December, 2011

Practicing V’s


Honk, Honk. There they go
Running on the water so.
Lift-off, taking to the sky,
Flying so high,
Practicing their V’s.
Honk, Honk, keep up the pace.
Steady, now. This isn’t a race.
Drafting – the wind spreading
Even when changing heading.
Practicing their V’s.

Honk, Honk, another to lead.
Keep up the speed.
Tired one drops back
Fill in the slack.
Practicing their V’s.

How would it be
To run on the sea,
Take to the sky
Flying high,
Practicing our V’s?

A lesson to learn
Sharing concern,
Lighten the load, helping each other,
Friend, stranger, or brother
Practicing our V’s.

Honk, Honk, I’m behind you.
When you tire I will assist you.
Honk, Honk, we are together
Fair or stormy weather
Together let’s practice our V’s.



Acrylic 16 x 20

Blueberries, fresh blueberries
Visions of blueberry pie
For you and for me.


“Come Let us Adore Him” as the song says. Not just shepherds and wise men but US.

Modern day people come to see the Christ Child. Shepherds and wise men visited the first Christmas. Now it is our turn.

Fron left to right: Fluffy (the lamb), Charlie,   Joseph, Sam (in front of Joseph), Mary holding Jesus, Miss Belle

For the second year, this Nativity is displayed on the lawn of Trinity United Church of Christ, Canton, OH. It is a project I supervised last year that took twice as long as planned. A crew of multi-age helpers worked diligently once a week for about six months. The figures are made of paper mache. The tallest stand about five feet.

Open Door

Acrylic 24 x 10

The open door it
Beacons me into the day
What awaits beyond

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