A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Landon and Penny and a Whole Slew of Greats!

poetry friday buttonThanks to Irene at LIve Your Poem for 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

Hello Friends! 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 (now an eighth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on one Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests sharing poetry and art in beautiful collaborations. 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.

Today I have an especially GREAT treat! I’ve written a poem . . . as usual. And Landon has an illustration to go along with the poem . . . as usual. And that is GREAT!!! 😀

But I also asked all of my other GREAT nieces and GREAT nephews to add their GREAT art to this post! Isn’t that especially GREAT?

So GREAT nephew Landon has drawn the illustration for my poem and I have art from another FIFTEEN GREAT artists who’ve contributed GREAT jack-o’-lanterns of all types!

Let’s get started with all of this GREATNESS!

GREAT Aunt Penny’s Poem

GREAT Nephew Landon’s Art

Don’t forget to look fir Landon’s hidden object! Need a hint? Look HERE.

And now the GREAT Gallery of GREAT Jack-o’-lanterns —
with every kind of jack-o’-lantern you can imagine.

GREAT Neph-Pup Louie’s Art

The artist admiring or possibly eating his art.

GREAT Nephew Ethan’s Art

GREAT Nephew Charlie’s Art

GREAT Nephew Corbin’s Art

GREAT Niece Lorelai’s Art

GREAT Niece Penny’s Art

GREAT Niece Madison’s Art

GREAT Niece Jessica’s Art

GREAT Niece Taylor’s Art

GREAT Niece Hailey’s Art

GREAT Nephew Preston’s Art

GREAT Niece Kennedy’s Art

GREAT Niece Kallie’s Art

GREAT Niece Klaire’s Art

GREAT Nephew Liam’s Art

Wasn’t that GREAT????

Thanks to all of my GREATS for sharing their talents! And thanks to all of the GREAT readers who join me on Fridays for these especially GREAT collaborations featuring poetry and art. I hope you GREATLY enjoy today’s post!

40 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt: Landon and Penny and a Whole Slew of Greats!

    1. Quite a lot of artistic genes…and not from their great aunt Penny. 😀 Landon’s work is so strong. He amazes me. And the variety in this post is so fun…from particularly haunting to every kind of jack-o’-lantern imaginable! Thanks for coming by, Lauri!


  1. Landon’s street scene is very sophisticated. So much detail. Took me a long time to find the hidden object because I assumed it was hidden in a building or the background, but no. He is too clever for that, by far. Also the other JOLs were adorable also. Especially the flying bat JOL. What a creative bunch you have. Even the puppy. How clever to make art and then eat it. Sounds like a great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! And so glad you found the hidden object. I thought he’d left it out until I inspected it VERY closely. I do have a creative bunch of GREATS and it was really fun to have them all contribute to this post. Thanks for coming by 😀

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  2. I think it’s time for another picture book. With your poem, Landon’s drawing and all the “town’s” fabulous jack o’lanterns, time to expand! Awesome, fabulous, awesome, astonishing, cool, fantastic, spectacular, and GREAT!

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  3. Great poem, GREAT artwork. Mom enjoyed it all very much. But you may have missed a memo, P. I am deathly afraid of pumpkins of all kinds. I turn to stone when I see one and Mom has to carry me past it. That said, Louie’s was my favorite!

    Love and licks,

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  4. Greatness has reached new heights!! Love this very special pumpkin gallery. Wonderful poem and awesome piece by Landon (his art keeps getting better and better!).

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