…as opposed to ‘putting a cat amongst the pigeons’. In this case, Saphie put herself amongst the pencils.
It is Sunday afternoon in rainy Perth. As it is nearly Saphie’s feeding time, she is meowing at my feet as I type. I’m hoping that Matthew will feed her. A few minutes before this while I was still drawing, she hopped onto my pencils and made herself at home. Cats always know how to put themselves into the middle of things when they feel you need distracting ie to feed them. Apparently Winston Churchill’s cat did the same thing, sitting on his biographical papers while he was trying to write them.
Behind Saphie, you can see the drawing I am currently working on. This drawing is GOING to work out. How do I know? Because, if you remember, my last drawing was the subject of ‘Art Hell 2’. Historically, when my drawing or painting dies, the next one always succeeds. So I’m quite sure that history will repeat and that, all being well, my next post will be on this finished drawing. Every now and then I am photographing the work-in-progress so that along with my next post, there will be a new work-in-progress page. I learned from the failure of ‘Sakura at Dusk’ (Art Hell) that a failed drawing does not mean a failed post as those two posts I wrote, ‘Art Hell’ and ‘Art Hell 2’, had more people viewing them than any other posts I had written. Compensation though that was, I still hope ‘Waiting’ (current drawing) doesn’t become ‘Art Hell 3’! I’m sure it is time to write a positive post even if it gets less views than a complaining post.
I am happy to report that almost everything sold at the “Help the Homeless” Art Auction (which I wrote about last week) including my two drawings. It was a wonderful night with a full house and very many enthusiastic bidders. A massive thank you to all who came along as well as to everyone involved in organizing this event.
I have just noticed that it is all quiet. While I have been writing to you, Matthew has fed the cat and now she has gone out. Presently (nice Matt) is making me a cup of tea. The light has faded enough so that I cannot do any more drawing for today. Once it is around 4pm at this time of year, there is not enough natural light to draw by. So I will attend to other matters and return to my drawing (a portrait of Satohana) tomorrow.
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