I have drawn house cats: well fed, beautiful, pampered cats, however, this time I decided to draw an alley cat in a dingy alley. A large, ferocious, brave cat, the type that has to fight for survival.
We have moved into spring, and usually at this stage of the season here in the Lowveld of South Africa it is already quite hot, this year the weather has for the most part been kind and cool with soaking drizzle every few days. Coming out of six months of various stages of lock down,... Continue Reading →
The artists of this world are bold - Their sensitivities are untold; Criticism they stoically bear, But ultimately their visions sprout, They are the world's creative fount.
In short, a decoy duck resembles a real duck. They were used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Originally these ducks were carved from wood, even cork. Modern ducks are made from canvas or plastic. They are painted to look like a genuine duck. Historical ducks today are collector's pieces and the price can... Continue Reading →
I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →
Can you eat a Peafowl? In Medieval times the birds were prepared by roasting and then the feathers were arranged on and around the roast. This made it appear as if the fowl was still alive! Here’s the presentation instructions from Medieval times; “wynde the skyn wit the fethurs and the taile abought the body,... Continue Reading →
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS I look up. The hibiscuses are invariably there! Peering through their snow-streaked leaves. Gazing down from the heights, Like inquisitive, spruced up socialites. Curious they are about their surrounds – What is in the air and on the ground. They twist and twirl in all... Continue Reading →