...........“That’s the place to get to —nowhere.........

One wants to wander away from the world’s some-wheres, into our own nowhere.”

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bebe and the Christmas Goose

Please join me in Nowhere.  A little birdie told me a Christmas Goose was wandering in the snow.

I thought I would bring a few friends.. 

A Christmas Goose you say, Bebe?

Come on Tink... We are almost there... 

Oh my! Now this is rather a silly looking goose, don't you think?

I would like to give you a Christmas kiss, Ms.Gander

Kiss, kiss!!!

awwww.. Thank you.  Love your hat!

Everyone should arrive soon.. 
Love is in the air.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bebe is hosting a Masquerade Ball in Nowhere

Come one, come all..  We are having a Masquerade Ball in Nowhere...  Napoleon  will greet you at the door. Don't forget your costume..  It will be held at the Castle of Butter. 
We hope to see you there.


TEA RAT: Rattus old man, let our pumpkins turn into more carriages to transport all of our friends to the Butter Castle as we begin this magical ball!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Rattus!!! Love Bebe and all your Nowhere friends

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Rattus
We all love you, yes we do!

Last day of summer,  grab your board and let's hit the surf!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

OK Bebe, I'm Ready!

Tea Rat: Rattus, Bebe has challenged us for another summer fling

at the beach!

Rattus: I heard. YOU ARE NOT thinking of getting on a dolphin's back? IT IS NOT CIVILIZED! Besides, where are you going to find an obliging dolphin?

Tea Rat: Rattus, since WHEN have you known me to be CIVILIZED as you define it? Bebe dearest, let's show Rattus we mean business.....SEE PREVIOUS POST!

penny white illustrations

Tea Rat: There Rattus, THERE! LOOK OUT ON THE BEACH:

Rattus: Yes, I see a dolphin, doing what dolphins do: SWIM AND RACE! How are you going to wrangle a FISH?

Tea Rat: You have NO faith old man. AND DOLPHINS ARE NOT FISH. They are MAMMALS! How long have we known each other? (Tea Rat whistles) YIHHHAAAAAA! COME ON BEBE, I'LL RACE YA!

BEBE: I'm out here already Tea Rat! You better hurry because my SEA HORSE is running hard! WOO HOOO!

Tea Rat: That's my kind of mouse. Look at the control she has over that steed! I better get GOING! HERE I COME BEBE!

Rattus: I've never seen a rat on a fish wearing boots but that MOUSE BEBE IS SMASHING!

Tea Rat: MAMMAL! And I BET YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THIS EITHER: A rat drinking tea and properly BALANCING HIS TEA CUP !


Come on Bebe! Bring your friends and race!

RATTUS: I'm going to the Nowhere Bakery to pay Mrs. Filpotts a visit and get my own cheesecake. ENOUGH of that racing rubbish!

RATTUS: Good day Madame! I'd like to get one of your freshly baked cheesecakes!

MRS PHILPOTTS: Ohhhhhhh so sorry, we are fresh out!

RATTUS: How can that be? There's one right here, in front of me....has this town gone mad?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Grab your swimsuit!

Hello dear Nowhere friends!  Bebe here..
.  Grab your swimsuit, pail and shovel
Hurry please, I am seeing double
My goggles  are foggy and the ocean is cold.

Go to the Castle of Butter
And look straight down the hill,
You will see me standing there
With my shovel and pail.
So let's take one last swim
Before the cold weather arrives.
The Dolphins are playing
And offering rides!

Love and sandy kisses!


Monday, August 24, 2015


To our beloved Dutchess

a most wonderful BIRTHDAY 


Monday August 24!

We love you!

Anita, Ruben, Penny, and all the creatures of our imaginations and hearts.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Gardening at Witzend


RATTUS: Who in the blazes is yelling from the garden at this hour?

TEA RAT: Well that's Mr. Philpotts....

RATTUS: And who, pray tell, is Mr. Philpotts?

TEA RAT: Well, he's our new gardener of course, since you have taken to sitting in the garden rather than weeding it!

RATTUS: Our new gardener, of course, well forgive me, I should have known we had a gardener...

MR. PHILPOTTS: Mi Lord! Mi Lord! I've found something!


TEA RAT: Well, you know, one has to demonstrate to the help who's in charge and all that....

RATTUS: Right. (Rattus roles his eyes)

TEA RAT: Yes Philpotts, what have you found? CRIKEY! RATTUS, COME STRAIGHT AWAY! Oh I don't believe it, could it be?

Mr. Philpotts: It looks like an airplane, Mi Lord, like the poot-poots of old Nowhere!


RATTUS: Yes, MI LORD!(eyes roll WAY back)

RATTUS: I don't believe it. I thought we crashed that contraption years ago...

TEA RAT: She's a splendid vessel!

RATTUS: SHE HAS TWO OF HER PROPELLER WINGS MISSING, AND HER TWO FRONT WHEELS! You wouldn't be able to stay in the air or land properly. Give it up, son.

TEA RAT: But look, her back wheel is still intact....can't we call on Mozes to go into his tool shed and fix her up?

RATTUS: Give it up

TEA RAT: But how will we get around for more summer magic fun? Bonie went back to Italy, and how are we ever going to transport ourselves beyond our imaginations?

Suddenly, Rattus feels a snort of hot air over his shoulder...

RATTUS: Tea Rat, come quickly!


TEA RAT: Whoah....whoah big feller....Rattus....shhhhhh....stay still...

TEA RAT (in a whisper): Rattus....my wishes have been answered...meet our new mode of transportation, our new friend...



White Whisper from the Sea

Penny, thank you kind, talented 

and generous friend 





where angels dwell.

Monday, June 29, 2015

A new visitor has arrived in Nowhere

Hello there...  My name is Bebe... Welcome to Nowhere...  Who would you be?
My name is Napoleon.  I spotted you as I was flying above... I was told I could find the sweetest creatures here...  I hear tell Nowhere is a land of magic, love and laughter...  Where are all your friends, dear Bebe.

Bebe:  When I spotted you up in the sky I sent out a signal to all who live here...Please rest and have a cup of tea.  
 They should arrive soon.. I am sure  they will give you  a very warm welcome... 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

....its o so quiet..

                                                           Its o so still..

                  ..come out come out from where ever you are....
                              ..in butterfly colors..because.its Summer..


HERE I AM dearest Dutchess:

Tea Rat: 

If you are wondering what happened to my beautiful rat-brown fur and my neon green boots, I'll tell ya, it takes a lot of energy to exude aqua blue
to become a fantastic butterfly! As you can see, I am not done with my colors. I plan to add purple polka dots and black trim!

I'm ready to play. Let's fly away on the wings of the travelin' sun. Come on Rattus, how about you. What's in your bag of tricks?


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

..I wanted to be the first..

                                                             ..SURPRISE .....

                            Happy B-day Nita from Nowhere..

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Enter Peter Rabbit

Tea Rat: Where is my lead man? WHERE'S MY STAGE MANAGER?

Rattus: Take it easy son, we're not making a western here; he was just waiting for your cue.

Tea Rat: Where's my narrator?

Rattus: Just click on the music son, and everything is ready at your command!

Tea Rat: A C T I O N!

 And Peter ran straight away into an obliging garden

and "borrowed" a cart

and loaded up his chocolate eggs 

and one special egg of gold

for one lucky child at heart.

His steed couldn't keep up with his enthusiasms-


then a few steps up the path, there it was. The book of

Peter Rabbit's Easter.


Tea Rat: NO NO NO! Do it again. This time, put more feeling into the reading and...

Rattus: (please excuse Tea Rat everyone; he's been snacking on marshmallow chicks all afternoon, and they're loaded with sugar!)


Friday, March 20, 2015

Bebe's flower sale. Happy spring!

Follow the road to Nowhere and pick your favorite flowers... It's the first day of spring.. The birds  are singing, the sun is warm,  it is a beautiful day..  

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 6 1982


I say old man, are you catching a cold?

Tea Rat:

No...I think I shall cry...


that woman who draws us

is celebrating her 33rd wedding anniversary this weekend!


Whatever shall we do to help celebrate?

Tea Rat:


It's impossible even for me 

story-telling rat extraordinaire,

to tell the story

of such a remarkable journey, compadre.

All photos anita castles crowns and cottages
felted animals by penny white angels door