Lots of Drawing This Week

This is how the book looks so far. It took a couple of days to do the very large toad. On the next page I have sketched in a opossum that is about the size of the rabbit…then I will return to birds and more small things. Here is the toad….he was so much fun to do. I love how his fore legs hide under the leaves.

The other day a friend in Australia told me that my drawings like this reminded her of the work by Charles van Sandwyk. I had to look him up. If you like this type of illustration take the few minutes to look up his you tube videos. They run one after the other and are simply wonderful. Here is an image of his that I downloaded.

When Lee and I were wrapping presents yesterday he got very sad because he said he could not remember where he put some presents that he bought me. I knew he hadn’t done this as he would have no way of being able to do it. So after he kept going on about it I told him we could find something on Amazon that he could get me. He wanted it to be something that I really wanted badly. So we looked up books by Charles van Sandwyk and found three available on Amazon. He was so happy to see how much it would please me to have just one but insisted on getting all three. So lucky, lucky me. I will keep them close as I continue working on my Bush Book.

Also lots of Drawing a Day and haiku. Here is a catch up on those.

A ladle with holes

is good for getting things out

of some hot water.


Cleverly made tongs

for gathering up salads

to serve hungry guests.

This is a tool for

brushing dirt from mushrooms

in need of cleaning.


A cake tester brush.

Whoever bakes that many

owns a bakery.

Maybe the whisk broom

is not named for its cleaning

but the sound it makes.


Dust pans used only

to be handy and willing

to carry messes.

These herb chopping tools

are something we never use

when we have a knife.


I reach for this knife

and use it for every

cut and slice needed.


So that is all for the week. It is dreary and damp today. I will go up and check on Lee and heat up some chili for lunch. Heating soup-like dishes and lighting a candle have the same effect….it makes you feel warm all over.

I will get another post off before our family arrives a week from today. Then it will be after Christmas before I have time again.

Til then.