Because of my work -- and my personal life,
I'm often not to be found here on flickr -- I come and go.
I try my best to comment and participate, but sometimes I'm far away...
~ please keep this in mind before adding me as a "contact..."


~All my images are © All rights reserved. Should you wish to use one, please ask permission first.

Love, peace, happiness to my friends here -- as that is what you have given me.
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sad but Smiling insomniac. Writer. Toy-Maker. Museum curator. Quantum Physicist. Street magician. Carnival barker. Imaginery drifter. Keeper of The Green Monkey:

West Virginia.

It has always been my habit to look for the extraordinary found in the ordinary and to keep myself terribly alive in the true spirit of carnival.

My stream is both a playground and a cathedral. To me.

Simple fellow, me. Really.

"Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities."
~ Theodor S. Geisel, "Dr. Seuss"

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    ****Wolfcub**** says:

    "One of my favorite people. I hope to meet Froggy FTF someday."

    April 25th, 2010

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    Q. Q. Kachoo says:

    "I want to be like him when I grow up."

    December 23rd, 2008

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    Hugh Bear says:

    "Mikey made me what I am today. He might not know that this a compliment, since sometimes he can be kinda dense. That's ok, though, he's still my best friend. *waves* :-)"

    November 9th, 2008

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    John Suler's PhotoPsychology says:

    "What happens when you combine a fun and playful child with an intelligent, wise, and old (but not that old!) man wearing a bowtie and bowler? Take a guess… Mike is one of my favorite flickrites, for a variety of reasons. His photographic style is uniquely his own, both in its visual design, as well as in the seemingly incongruous collection of themes about innocence, adventure, despair, joy, and absurdity. He’s often modest about his photographic skills, but obviously he knows how to create a captivating image. One moment he’s making us laugh at the silliness of life, and in the next he’s encouraging us to take stock of some of the most poignant, heart-felt aspects of this funny world in which we live. After spending just a little bit of time in his photostream, you’ll come to realize that his toys are not just toys, but vehicles for understanding the child, the adult, and everything in between. His skill at revealing mythic stories, in what he writes and in what he shows us in his images, is out-matched only by his respect and compassion for his visitors. If you’re fascinated by modern physics as well as Monty Python, you’ll find it all here."

    April 10th, 2008

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    rdhddpoison says:

    "Having met Mikey in person I can say without a doubt he is the most genuine and honest person I have met. He is who he says he is and will not be something he is not. His compassion for people is inspiring and it inspires me to be a better person.

    The creativity he has leaves me speechless at times and has lifted my spirits more times then he will know.

    I look forward to having him as my traveling companion on new adventures we will hopefully have. I feel blessed to have him in my life and could go on about what a wonderful person he is but will stop for now as I'm probably making him blush. Thank you for being you Mikey :-)"

    February 12th, 2008

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    annicariad says:

    "My friend Mikey is a true human being.

    His photographs always make me think, often make me laugh, and sometimes make me cry.

    The kettle is on, Mike, tea and biscuits await your visit to Wales!"

    November 7th, 2007

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    Quilter & Embellisher says:

    "I love Mike's art. He makes me feel calm and somehow a lot better after looking at his flickr. So many things I would not have thought of. I come to his page to relax, laugh out loud and let go of the day. Thank you Mike!"

    October 7th, 2007

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    HerArtworks says:

    "My kind-hearted, clever, picture/ story telling friend..Michael is.
    My heart is always warmed by your photos and thoughtful expressions.
    I am pleased to call you a friend here on Flickr.
    Thank you for our friendship.
    Jacque ~.~"

    September 24th, 2007

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    Hemali Tanna says:

    "He is warm, talented, funny, sweet, genuine and so profound!
    He genuinely loves people, and people genuinely love him! Mike is a gem!

    You will find the most touching pictures in his stream! He has a big amazing collection of toys with whom he truly has a relationship with!He names them, builds up personalities for them, creates situations around them, and takes such highly artistic and classy pictures that make you smile, along with very beautiful and profound descriptions, that will touch your heart's chord, and make you think of life!

    While going through his stream there will be moments where you'll stop rushing to pace with life and rather life will pass slowly by you, as you observe, understand and feel!"

    July 27th, 2007

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    beyondthesparkle says:

    "There are no perfect words for Michael and his stream. He's amazing and his work is touching, honest, and fun. His talent is beyond that of the most talented and his wit is unmeasurable.

    He's a true gem in the world of flickr."

    July 22nd, 2007

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    JayT47 says:

    "An oasis of sanity within this world's maelstrom of madness."

    July 11th, 2007

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    Hippy Jon says:

    "frogmuseum2 is the sexiest mofo in all of west by god. He is also way cooler than frogmuseum1, which in my oppinion is a complete dill hole."

    May 23rd, 2007

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    Mary Bogdan says:

    "frogmuseum2, this little testimonial is from the heart. You have continuously been an inspiration to me! I feel we are kindred spirits and I am happy happy to have experienced this joy!

    Your comments on my works and the works of others is always so beautifully written that my eyes sometimes swell up with tears... I know you understand how hard an artist works, and I might add, with great passion, but still the struggle (inside voices) is great! and to hear such wonderful words of praise from a fellow artist, and one I admire.... well, it does fill the heart.... and gives me the courage to go forward again and again....

    I believe you know very much about art. You have a great insight and broad vision about my work... and it touches me!

    Your work is far-reaching... exciting and courageous... I know you don't like to call it art, so I will do that for you... it IS ART.... provoking and honest and delightfully strange...

    Thank you, frogmuseum2, for sharing "u" with all of us on flick..."

    March 5th, 2007

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    TheGreenMonkey says:

    "hi mikey"

    March 2nd, 2007

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    wibbly pig says:

    "Frogmuseum is a cool frood, I wish he was my uncle"

    February 21st, 2007

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    Plurp says:

    "The man with the frog-green sweater wore a bowler to hide the wires in his head. As it turned out, this worked better than plaster."

    February 6th, 2007

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    J. Star says:

    "The world Michael inhabits is a fantastic and magical place, full of both fun and meaning. I feel very lucky that he shares it with us via his photos and his words."

    January 28th, 2007

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    Ravages says:

    "I ought to begin somewhere, so let me say this. Mike's an awesome character. He's fun, funny, yet managing the most profound things. He makes life on flickr a more interesting with his crazyfunnycoolfantasticoutofthisworldgoofycrazy toys. And their escapades and their confrontations.

    His photos delight the child in you. And in him. And around him.

    In other words, he's among the bestest of people I've met on Flickr"

    November 19th, 2006

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    Gwynedd says:

    "Mikey is the bestest,
    and I loves him the mostest,
    even though he tries to feed me
    crab leg jam on toastest."

    November 13th, 2006

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    fotoattack says:

    "MiKEy is the bestest ever ...

    SO be nice to him OR you will have to deal with ME.

    There, I said it!"

    September 9th, 2006

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    Sibi says:

    "My first testimonial on Flickr - and so well deserved! I have to leave a message here because I wrote about Michael on my weblog only yesterday. It's in Dutch but I will translate the essence:

    I started out using Flickr as an online photo-album. At the same time I was very interested in social software and seeking ways to use stuff like weblogs, wikis and social bookmarking tools in an educational setting (which is part of my job). Now I begin to see that Flickr is way more than all this. Michael has a big hand in making me realise the full potential.

    Back to the testimonial! Michael's pictures tell unexpected tales and can make you go through a variety of emotions. But what's best about all this: he feels like a true friend who cares about the people surrounding him, be it virtually or otherwise. A stunning ability."

    July 7th, 2006

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    HaggisVitae says:

    "FM2, you are a such joy—and it’s high time I add to your long list of testimonials.

    You’ve made this strange World O’Flickr so very much fun, adding to stories creatively, tossing in lines of poems with ease, humor and a strange beauty, commenting and conversing with spontaneity and wit, and just being so damn silly. Your own insanely thoughtful, fun, creative, touching photographs serve as a meeting place, an e-coffee shop of sorts, for all your dear flickr friends who care genuinely for you as you do for each of them. Yours is a place that’s safe and warm and the tea’s always hot (or cold in warm months) and there’s always a tip o’ the bowler as you enter. Thanks for your wonderful spirit and your friendship! *eel hugs!*"

    May 23rd, 2006

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    greenclovers says:

    "Love this guy. He has amazing fun with his life, pictures, and exudes it in all forms - from my POV anyway."

    May 17th, 2006

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    torontofotobug says:

    "Michael is a magical madman of mystifying merrymaking. Tender heart and clever wit, quirky eye and silly sausage, he never fails to make me smile. He and the little elf-child brighten this world."

    April 16th, 2006

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    Ewa's Oceans says:

    "Mike is ... Mike !
    I mean one of the most original and friendly persons I have had a pleasure to meet on Flickr :-)
    His photos will make you smiling (and possible also laughing). Just some people make you laughing to the end of a day :-)
    However there is also something more than fun only ... Mike's photos, along with smile, make you thinking. About being human being for example.

    Here you will find witt, unusual, creative and friendly atmosphere. And ... I am sure, that somewhere, deep in Mike's mind - is sleeping an unwritten book. I don't know, what the book is about, but it can be something between "Little Prince" and E.A.Poe novels, or maybe just a collection of his poems ...
    I am ready to be the first who will read it. Remember this, Mike ! I was the first ! :-D"

    March 24th, 2006

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    Gale Franey says:

    "Michael (Froggie) has a photo stream like no other on Flickr. He and his lovely daughter have created a place of fun, warmth and whimsy, an inviting oasis, where friends pop by to share humour and laughter. New visitors will instantly realize they’ve stumbled down a rabbit’s hole where lines that normally divide reality and fantasy merge and re-emerge as something wholly unique and phantasmagorical. You will meet amazing characters and creatures of every kind, both real and imagined. You will get to know a slew of regular visitors such as the amazing Tommok (Tomahawk) who changes his icons faster than Imelda Marcos changes her shoes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imelda_Marcos), and Pandiyan, whose quick wit is a force to be reckoned with. Political correctness evaporates on a pyre of ridiculous spontaneity. So loosen your neck tie, remove those sensible shoes. Welcome to FrogMusem2’s wonderland! I guarantee you will find many delectable delights!"

    February 23rd, 2006

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    Pandiyan says:

    "I have written testimonials for others in Flickr. But after months of interaction with them. For Michael I am compelled (from within) to write within days of getting to know of his work!

    Wonderful humour that is very gentle and friendly; not a tinge of sarcasm or negativeness. His ability to evoke ideas and images in OUR minds is amazing. I have become so attached to some of the characters he has created just after a week's interaction.

    Guaranteed to keep you in good spirits. Do visit his stream. Thanks, Michael, for brightening up the Flickr World."

    February 6th, 2006

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