'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Granny goes to the Exhibition

One day last week I picked Granny up early and brought her over the hill to the exhibition.  She looked at all the paintings and had a cup of tea and a piece of carrot cake then read the entire three volumes of the 'Mother and Daughter's Trip to the World'. Later after lunch she had a two hour nap on Natalie's bed.
She said the house looked very nice and the paintings were very interesting but asked to be excused reading all the writing on them but she was a bit short to see it properly.


Diary Page with Snowy Owl.  Watercolour on paper. 42cm x 55cm


9 comments:

  1. She has a very clever daughter (?)

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  2. Thank you Helsie. -in law. Ex. But the last ten years just good friends.

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  3. Love your 'diary page'. I often would write all over my 'work in progress', then just leave it there.

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    1. Great idea Cro. What kind of things did you write?

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    2. Just reminders of colours, shapes, images, etc; usually until paint dried.

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  4. A lovely 'part of a day in the life of'.

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    1. Thanks Geeb. Insert yourself here.

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  5. The diary page is marvellous - beautiful calligraphy and such well-observed illustrations. It's like a page from the journal of an eighteenth century naturalist - only finer than that.

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    1. Thank you YP. Many - most of my current pieces seem to look like pages from some book...

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