A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Kennedy and Penny

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Jone at Check It Out is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup today. If you’d like to know more about Poetry Friday, click HERE for an explanation by Renee LaTulippe.

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a seventh-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests. I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.

My great niece, Kennedy, is collaborating with me today. It’s her first time in the series and I’m excited to share her talent.

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Kennedy’s Art
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Art by Kennedy


The Happy Artist at Workkenndy1kennedy2

Thanks so much for joining us today. I appreciate all of you who read this series. See you next week when I’ll have guest collaborators.

38 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Kennedy and Penny

  1. What a perfect poem and drawing for the Christmas season, I just love how your poem builds. It takes a team to lift Santa’s sleigh, and it takes a great team to make such wonderful art/poetry. Happy Holidays!

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  2. Kennedy says
    “Thank you all for the great compliments! They made me feel really recognized and appreciated! I enjoyed getting to draw for Penny!”

    Yes, you all had such kind words for Kennedy! Thank you!

    Penny your poem is so very cute! We all just LOVE it!

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  3. The holiday spirit filled me up with this collaboration between you and Kennedy, Penny. I will share with the grand-girls, who will love to “sing” that song, especially “Nine, just right, for a Christmas flight.” They will be inspired to draw a few reindeer too from Kennedy’s fun drawing!

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    1. Thanks, Buffy. I have three creative sisters and I think we all did our best to pass down creative talents. And Kennedy’s mom who married my sister’s son is super creative and encourages that in her kids.
      The photos Kennedy’s parents shared of her working are priceless. And I’m glad I nailed the bouncy rhythm 🙂


  4. What a dilemma for Santa, but good ole Rudolf comes to the rescue again. Such a cute poem. Kennedy did such an amazing work of art. I noticed how she did the reindeer just right.

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  5. Loved this collaboration! Very festive and I admire Kennedy’s dedication–that wasn’t a small illustration she created, ensuring each reindeer was in the picture! Beautiful work, both!

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