I am neither pretentious, nor technically a toad, but I am The Pretentious Toad. I run the library here where you can explore all of my poems, stories, and artwork. This place is a living story, a place to keep up with the fantastical tales and paintings from The Storytellers Forest where my friends and I live.
I create stories of all sorts: poems, adventures tales, novellas, eulogies, birth announcements, artistic anatomical diagrams, memorial poems, watercolor paintings, anyway to communicate through art.
Married to my soul-bonded-comrade-in-arms for over a dozen years, together for almost half my lifetime. We have seven children, three we have the privilege to raise on earth and four we will see on the other side of eternity.
Here we welcome the odd and messy bits but always creative pieces of my life and we all know that Jesus gave me extra doses of both the former.
Love, Katlyn RH Hudgins
No such thing as a stupid question, so please feel free to reach out
if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Things in The Storytellers Forest are run a tad differently here. All the art work is collaborative between me (the artist) and you (the owner). It means I take your ideas, words, favorite doodads, and mix them together to create a completely unique to you piece of artwork.
First pick your package option, next message me through the contact page OR through firstname.lastname@example.org. Then we will begin the collaboration and tennis match the ideas until we are both happy and I can begin your creation. That is the time you click the purchase button and do all that fancy digital purchasing stuff.
A couple examples:
1. It was a birthday poem for her husband. I asked for any memories, meaningful symbols, and descriptions of the person. She shared: his name, love for music, works with his hands, loves fire and whiskey, changing family legacy, loves Jesus. This produced the piece A Man By Firelight (found in the library).
2. It was a Mother's Blessing poem for a baby shower present. I asked for momma's and baby's name, potential due date, anything that reminds the gifter of the momma, anything that could potentially give hints of who momma and baby is. Even things like cravings or weird dreams the momma had during her pregnancy that can help create an interesting blessing. For The Story of the Dearest Woman (also in the library), this woman's friends all came up with different words or phrases to submit so they could give her the blessing together, from all of them. They chose words like: worn leather shoes, beloved, enduring, clouds, peaceful lake, castle, and faithful.
3. It was a gift for her young daughter who was facing the big changes of growing up. I asked for her name, anything that reminded her mother of who she is, any quirky little details. She shared that it was as if her daughter was trying to fly, the meaning of her name, and her favorite colors. This resulted in The Otherwords Daughter (again, library).