One day in my local park and I noticed a family of crows, The Gracks, flying around and coming down to land at a particular spot. I wondered what they were up to so I stayed put and watched them for a while. Was it food I wondered? But no, I realised that this was a game! The crows would take off, circle for a while and then all three would chase down the wind and attempt to land at the same spot. They did it over and over, shrieking and cawing as they came, I swear they were laughing. I think these were lessons in fast landings for the kids. Crow school does look like fun.
This is Hennes, a gorgeous Selkirk Rex. He’s painted in watercolour with ink, paint pens and some metallics too. The photos don’t show it but some of the blues and violets in his fur are metallic and in certain light they give a beautiful shimmer.
He is in the Etsy shop.
A flying hare coming in to land through a cloud of colour, twitching his teal and gold whiskers. He is painted on 16×12 inch Saunders Waterford paper using watercolour, a touch of ink and paint pens.
A unique handmade leaf brooch based on the shape of a silver maple leaf it’s orange, yellow, green and gold, with a touch of blue in it.
The leaf is just over 2 inches by 2 inches.
Up in the Esty shop.
A unique handmade Scottie dog brooch. This pretty girl has a white pearly coat with swirls of gold sparkling through it and a turquoise collar. A perfect gift for Scottish Terrier dog fans.
She is just over 2 inches from nose to tail.
She has a silver plated pin on the back and comes in a gift box.
She is up in the Etsy shop.
A unique handmade double sided leaf necklace. Based on the shape of a sycamore leaf, it’s red and orange with touches of and swirls of gold running through it on one side. On the other side it’s greens and gold.
The leaf itself is approx 2 inches by 2 inches.
The pendant has a silver plated choker and comes in a gift box.
It’s up in the Etsy shop.
The Gracks are a family of crows who live nearby and I often see them in the local park. Usually they keep their distance from humans but in summer, when the kids are growing up fast, they bring them down into the park to forage. There’s usually only one adult to keep an eye on the youngsters (and a careful eye on us humans). I imagine the other bird is taking a well earned rest! The kids do what all kids do, squabble and beg for food and run around having fun and the adult intervenes occasionally and tries to keep them working on their lessons, scavenging for food in the grass.
They are in the Bird Gallery.
I haven’t done a Bengal cat in a while so I really enjoyed painting this beautiful spotty cat. He’s painted in watercolour with paint pens and some metallics too. After all, a Bengal needs a touch of glitter in his coat.
He’s about 16×12 inches on 20×14 inch Fabriano Artistico paper. He is in the Cat Gallery.
A new hare print available, One In The Eye, a pair of boxing hares leaping through the grass.