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Hello, my name is Othen Donald Dale Cummings. My mother had a disabling stroke a few years ago. I began care-giving for mom and we started doing art and writing projects together.
We call these projects "A Pet Banana Production" and they have given my mother hours of joy during her recovery.
This blog is a collection of these projects and also some random stuff we enjoy sharing. We have self published many of the stories and poetry I have written for and with my mother and would love for you to check them out!
Thank you and if you buy one of our books it is very appreciated because every sale helps us immensely!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Collecting Comic Books

Well, I haven't posted in a long while! Life has been very hectic the last few years, but I'm getting things under control, or at least I would like to believe I am. :-D I have been playing around with some art apps and I found a few that are really fun to use on photos taken with a smartphone. As for the post title it's referring to my casual hobby of collecting comics and the two gems in this photo that I found a few short years ago at a sale. Remember going in the dime store when you were a kid and seeing a rack of pre-bagged comics for a buck or two? Hanging on the end of the bookcase are are two sealed bags of Richie Rich comics, unopened for at least 40 years! My favorite comic when I was around five or six! I don't have any valuable comic books in my collection, but I have some that are very special to me, and that is what counts. That's my Basset hound laying on the floor. :-) He's really cool too!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

112 year old penny buys a gumball!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Little Miss Muffet

An illustration I did for the classic Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme, Little Miss Muffet.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lonely Traveler

He was a lonely traveler
His thumb stuck out in the cold,
He was a lonely traveler
Down the old road he strolled,
He was a lonely traveler
Trying to make his way home,
He was a lonely traveler
Then he found a little Gnome,
He was a lonely traveler
Under the stone man sat a toad,
He was a lonely traveler
Until with him the polliwog rode.
Copyright 2015 Othen Cummings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015