Mason the Pickle-Loving Monkey

Mason the Monkey 11×14 Watercolor

Mason the Pickle-Loving Monkey.

Mason was a monkey that many considered fickle.
Instead of eating bananas, Mason loved a sour dill pickle.

He would often pay a nickel,
and sometimes even triple

for that tart, tangy prickle
of a pickle on pumpernickel.

On tasting leaves and seeds, he was truly noncommittal,
for his taste buds and his palate, they simply did not tickle.

He loved the pleasant pucker, and he would often stickle
over anything that was even remotely artificial.

Dilled cucumbers he claimed to be the official
absolute favorite and most nutritional.


Cheers & Hugs,

Mason the Pickle-Loving Monkey is another in a series of paintings and poems I am working on for a new children’s book.  This new book will be special because it is going to feature characters that are based on the grandchildren of my best friends.  Mason is the grandson of Joyce, son of Nikole, and brother of Ella.

Prints and greeting cards of all of these paintings are available in our McKinneyX2Designs Etsy shop, where you can also order a customized painting and poem of or for someone dear to you. 

Other fun products, like pillows, canvas prints, tote bags and much more are also available at our Mx2D Society6 Shop.

I will begin putting my book together soon and let you all know about it!  If you are interested in my first children’s book of watercolor animals and silly poems, you can find it here:  Klaus the Mouse and Other Silly Animal Tales.

Going Ape over Cinnamon Monkey Bread

cinnamon bubble bread

Cinnamon Bubble Bread…

Monkey Bread…

You say tomayto – I say tomahto.

An oldie, but goodie.

cinnamon bubble bread 2

2 loaves thawed frozen bread dough broken into 24 pieces.
1 stick of melted butter.
Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture (white and brown sugar and cinnamon)

Rolls pieces of dough in butter, then cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Drop into greased Bundt pan, and let rise until doubled.
Bake 30 min. at 350 degrees.

Go ape over this buttery, cinnamony, monkey bread yumminess!

Cheers & Hugs,