I have been beavering away all of last week on this little creature. He is very silly and a bit daft, but I like him the better for it. Out of all the creatures on the planet, in some way the giraffe seems the most unlikely. Like something a child has drawn, that should have been a horse or a deer and ended up all out of proportion.
up for some fun!
isn't he eager
silly in search of a leaf
When I was little I was lucky enough to live in Africa, and coming face to face with these creatures makes you realise they are not a joke. They are beautiful. Elegant, gentle and soft. I have amazing memories of playing in Great Zimbabwe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Zimbabwe with my granddad running between the ruins and climbing as high as I could. Those days are full of desert and laughter for me.I don't know if it was the dust that made them seem golden in my mind, or some trick of memory. We also saw Victoria Falls http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Falls I just have a few memories of what it looked like. But when I shut my eyes I can remember the sound, like the whole earth was roaring.
I am hoping to get the Instant Gratification part of the website done over the weekend. It will have a loads of super quick patterns. I will start with the elephant and hedgehog as well as a robin, I have almost finished. I have a long list of other things to include!