During the nice weather in mid-February, he rang the doorbell and presented me with a calendar he had made. He drew an original illustration for each month.
As he handed it to me, he said, "There are no dates on the calendar. It's just pictures, but you can hang it up next to a calendar that has dates."
Which is exactly what I did.
Each of his illustrations show a particular flare with color and characterization of the specific month.
I show you January (above) to display his signature and April (below) for its great depiction of mud puddles. I'm glad that growing up in a world full of concrete and asphalt streets has not diminished Joey's appreciation of the mud puddle, which was a main attraction for me when I was a boy.
Note that the grey shadows are a result of my scanning,not part of his artwork.
Click below to see the rest of the months.
Good stuff, eh?
I especially like March because it looks like we may have an early spring. I don't think anyone would disapprove.