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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.
HEY ..... I'M BACK ..........
*Hi, I've been very absent haven't I ? My life has taken a bit of a turn
as, after my husbands chest infection, he has deteriorated. I have to look
3 weeks 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 (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. 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!