'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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Friday, 5 October 2018


It is that time of year when some people post (usually on social media like Instagram and Facebook) a quick ink sketch or drawing each day, rising to the challenge of "INKTOBER".
I have begun, but as I am very busy with botanical painting too, I may or may not adhere rigidly to the one 'every single day' thing.
I thought you might like to see the ones I have done so far.  They will eventually be available as printed cards with envelopes once I've given them some colour. And got my Etsy shop up and running.

New Zealand Bittern hides in the reeds.

Hips and Pods

NZ bush robin 


  1. One a day, it would take me a week to do one. After the week my bird would resemble anything but a bird.

    1. Ah, you might be surprised what you could achieve Adrian.

  2. I am jealous. I wish I had talent like that.

    1. Thank you Emma. I used to wonder if I would ever be able to do these kind of simplified line drawings. It seems to have just come from all the practise I have been doing in my bird paintings. You get to LOOK and SEE for a different purpose, I think.


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