Inspiration….nah, just a light bulb

Like I said, just got a hankering for drawing in pencil . . .


Blue hands . .

I NEVER use blue ink . . I don’t know why but I just don’t like it….however it was dark as we  snuggled down in front of the wood burning stove and I sketched whilst we watched something innocuous on TV. I didn’t realise it was a blue pen… anyway it’s the hand of Constantine taken from a statue at the Capitoline Museum in Rome…. becoming a bit obsessed with this hand .. 

The Italian language . . I love it!

I love Italian – it’s a beautiful language and though it can be very difficult at times – the same word can mean doughnut, lifebelt and toilet seat . . .   it is very lyrical. Even sayings which exist in English and Italian somehow always turn out more elegantly in Italian. For example ‘When the cats away, the mice will play’ becomes ‘When the cats away, the mice will dance’

I learned a new one this morning.  It’s currently -3 deg with a freezing Northern wind giving a serious chill factor down to -10/11. At the local hospital this morning, somebody walked in and left the front door open. In English, we’d probably say ‘were you born in a barn?

Somebody said to the offender: ‘were you born in the Colosseum?”

See what I mean?

A presto!