|"Swamp frog cartoon" by Gloria Poole of Missouri; 16-Mar-2014; acrylics on paper|
OK, here's the thing. I have sort of a conflict of interest because when I started this online story illustrated with cartoons I drew and the story I wrote, and signed, it was mainly for my own grandson Elijah who was 2 yrs old last year. I decided to share it, online then to put it into a book on paper for him and his sister who was only about 8 months old at the time I began this; because my daughter Leigh wanted it in paper form so she could sit in rocker and read it to them. I have five other grandchildren but their ages at the time were 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 and I thought probably they had outgrown childhood stories . Then it was a success with them and I decided to try to publish it. But I had promised Elijah a book just for him that no one in world would have an exact replica of. So, I have given this some thought.
Elijah's first edition one of a kind is in print form and he has it. I have been trying to think how to honor my promise and preserve the copyrights of words and art I created for me. I think the online story needs to be a bit different to do that. So, I am modifying that book as written on the web from this point going forward so, it will be same to a point then take a different path. So, if you have forgotten where the story left off, scroll back to Dec 6th post in archives and reread it then scroll back to begin here:
As Lady Octavia left the Twin Mushrooms Pavilion and hostel to head back to her home under the Big Tree, she saw Swamp frog sitting on the cobblestone. She was surprised since he usually didn't frequent public places. She asked , "Swamp frog, what are you doing here? Why did you leave your swamp?" He answered, "rumor has it that the lady bugs are sponsoring a picnic--a big to-do-- sometime soon, and I thought to myself, 'how convenient! The flies will be there in droves and I can slurp them up." Lady Octavia said, "Swamp frog, you are NOT invited. It is gross to watch you eat flies." Swamp frog's big red tongue unfurled and his saliva dripped as he rubbed his chin. "Well", he said," come to think of it, lady bugs make a tasty snack". Lady Octavia panicked, then scurried away as fast as her six legs could take her, back to her house under Big Tree and slammed the door shut and bolted it. "Whew, that was close", she thought to herself.
Copyright Notice: I, Gloria Poole, residing in Missouri but born in state of Georgia, own this blog and all rights to it. I created it to begin with, years ago [but modified last year] , and have continued it after I moved to Missouri Oct 31, 2009. I own all rights to this blog and to all content of it. I created the art and signed it, that I put on it, and I have the original paintings and sketches. I sign my name on art as Gloria, and on some sketches as Gloria Poole. Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name since I resumed it legally after my 2nd divorce which was in Arapahoe County Colorado. I removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore by order of District Court Judge at time of final decree of divorce in Oct 2007 from [male] DBP of Colorado. I am also known on the web as; gloriapoole; Gloria as on art such as this which I signed when I completed it; gloria.poole; gloria-poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; gloria_poole; gloriapoole1749; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN means standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse; and as artist-gloria; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; Poole, Gloria; Ms. Gloria Poole; Gloria Poole of words that WORK; and as other variations of my real, born with, legal name of Gloria Poole. I am white, single again [divorced twice] , woman, Christian, and the mother of two grown "children" who are daughters named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri; and an artist in all artists' mediums; and a blogger, tweeter, poet, author of children's book, and citizen journo; and photographer. I was born in the state of Georgia and am a US citizen by birth so I have all Constitutional protections including the First Amendment right to publish, speak, write, protest and the right not to associate with ungodly or atheist people.
And I am known as G-L-O-R-I-A on http://gloriapoole.wordpress.com and I had three domains with much art I created with my name written that way, for about 6 yrs until they were stolen from me by cyberthugs. I also had many domains and many with my very name written as gloriapoole in them from years 2004-2011 when criminals broke into my web-hosting accounts and ripped my domains and content right out-of-admin-panel. I have not bought domains since , because there is no security on web-hosting 'packages" because they do not honor business law or contract laws.
Gloria Poole; at my apt in Missouri, which is my only residence; 16-March-2014 at 9:34am