Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekly drawing 35 second drawing: Hot in pursuit of litter bugs

"Hot in pursuit of litter bugs" I thought this could be great premise for a Children's story

Weekly drawing 35: My Bed is a Boat

My Bed is a Boat
by Robert Louis Stevenson

My bed is like a little boat;
Nurse helps me in when I embark;
She girds me in my sailor's coat
And starts me in the dark.

At night I go on board and say
Good-night to all my friends on shore;
I shut my eyes and sail away
And see and hear no more.

And sometimes things to bed I take,
As prudent sailors have to do;
Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake,
Perhaps a toy or two.

All night across the dark we steer;
But when the day returns at last,
Safe in my room beside the pier,
I find my vessel fast.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Weekly drawing 34: The Little Warrior

Two sketches drawn from my daughter's bedside in intensive care.

1. The Little Warrior returns
2. The Warrior grows up

Weekly drawing 31: Hope

CICU - Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick. Little babies hooked up to monitors with hundreds of chords. No parent wants to see their child like this.

This is a hard ward, but I wouldn't want our poor little baby anywhere else. These people are saints.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekly drawing 33: Today was the 23rd day of our adventure in the Congo.

This drawing is based on an amusing story written by Anna Roberts for our daughter in hospital.

"...I am now sure that Africa is the finest continent for breakfasting.

We washed our dishes and then mopped them dry with the fine and shaggy mane of a passing lion. His long tail flopped languidly from side to side as we dried first our saucers, then our goblets, then our crab forks and so on in the approved fashion. He was very gracious about it, with only a few gentle claw swipes if we reached for the gravy boat before the largest of the frog trongs..."

Anna Roberts

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekly drawing 32: Trust

..."trust me Little one, I'll get you back home. So rest yourself there's plenty of time" ...

The Elephant and the Baby
By Joel Tarling