…Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

1STORY: Sooo…one day I came home to see a little black figure hopping along the sidewalk in front of my apt. As I got closer I realized that this “little black figure” was a juvenile crow, “…it’s probably hurt or tired”, I thought.

It will fly away on it’s own, nothing to worry about…besides that’s “nature at it’s finest, survival of the fittest!” Darwin would be proud, I thought as I cavalierly jogged up the stairs. Besides, I have an ice cream cone and I do not want it to melt!  “Nom, nom, nom.”

About halfway through my Big Dipper ice cream cone I start to think about how funny “Nevermore” looked hopping down the sidewalk. Yes, in that short time I had already named the lil dude…something having to do with Edgar Allen Poe…or was it the Munsters?  Just then “the little voice inside my head” taps me on the shoulder and say “What if Nevermore isn’t ok, what if that cat from 2 doors down makes a mid afternoon snack out of him?!”

“Survival of the fittest”, I remind myself, “not my problem.”

Finished CD cover

Finished CD cover

I really wasn’t fooling anyone, I had already made up my mind when I was nonchalantly bounding up the stairs…if that lil dude is out there when I’m done with my ice cream I’m gonna help him out.

Anyway, long story short…I come down to speak to Nevermore who informed me that he was indeed a juvenile and wasn’t strong enough to fly back up to his nest that he foolishly fell out of. The answer was simple, I was to feed him by hand every hour and tend to him til “he” was ready to fly up up into the sky.

Short story short…after 3 days, he died. I felt so bad. I was in it to win it, I discovered that a bird of that age needs a lot of attention but the rewards would be worth it. Besides, I didn’t have a girlfriend or a pet at the it would have been really cool.

Anyway, rest in piece lil dude…”Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.“”

TOOLS: Graphite Pencil, Bond Paper, Scanner and Photoshop7


CLOSING THOUGHTS : I really wished that Nevermore could have made it, I REALLY would have loved a pet crow…maybe someday. No, I WILL have a pet crow some day soon.


What up! Jet Olaño here, check it out…this is my “Online Art Journal”,  which is just a cool way of saying my “lame ass art blog”. Anyway, this is not meant to show off my professional work, advertise or sway anyone’s mind. This is merely “…a place for my thoughts that come and go like the wind.” (That was an “in” joke) If there is anything on this page that strikes your fancy or if I’ve struck a nerve or if I’ve misspelled anything (which I’m prone to do because I usually work on this thing very late at night…I am also prone to parentheticals but I can cus it’s my damn blog! Er, I mean “Online Art Journal”) please leave a comment. All comments and critiques are welcome as long as they are constructive, any trolling will be deleted and punch you in your spleen through the internet.  Thanks for stopping by and thanks for shopping at your “One Stop Chop Shop!”

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