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Monday, 2 February 2015
Drawing animals is never easy; they always pretend not to understand that simple command "Sit still".
It may not look like it but this 3 year old drawing took me quite a while. It was originally drawn in pencil over a period of several weeks, then when I thought I had everything roughly in the right place, I finished it off with pen.
Unfortunately I recently found it hidden away in a corner, completely ruined by damp and mould.
Ah well, at least I still have the above photo of it (and the dog); and he still looks much the same.
N.B. Poor Monty goes into hospital this morning. He has kidney trouble and will be on a drip for 3 days to flush out his system. He's not eating, he's been sick a lot, and he's looking very miserable. Long term prognosis is not good.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!