Cats curled in purring piles, dogs asleep under stairs. Silence.
So I went towards the kitchen to make a cup of tea, and there they were, and oh dear! They were both sitting at the kitchen table, next to each other (Hannah 15, Tom 17) doing their revision for exams. Kids today! What are they like!
Situation returned to normal later with the fierce, though slightly more friendly fight for The Sofa of Choice while we watched Doll House in the evening. Despite the bad reviews we love it.
Today, hares, and I now have two big tryptychs of hares that I want to do. Meanwhile nursery rhymes are beginning to nag again and I only have until October to get them all done, and another sleeping dormouse is wanting to be painted and a running white rabbit. John Foley will be pleased.
Yesterday Robin (long suffering partner) put some film up on Youtube for me, a sequence of short films he made as part of his Open University course he was working on. There are three altogether and you can view them through these links below.
How I started out in illustration.
The Seal Children and Dragons
Can You See a Little Bear.
Later, when I went to feed Nadolig in the garden ( neighbour's black and white cat ) I found him chatting with a badger. It was warm, middle of the afternoon, sunshine and primroses and the badger was checking out beneath the bird feeders. Looked at me and then ambled off down the garden path. Very odd.