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Day December 1, 2008

Somewhere There Is a Home For Me : Sketch

Though I’ve posted several other completed pieces in “The Orange Cat” series previously, today’s image is actually the original sketch which opened the story. This may be of further interest soon.

(The positively medieval nature of paying the city water bill is another good reason for posting a somewhat older sketch today. There is no facility for online payment, of course. Obtaining some idea of the current balance of the account over the phone is near impossible, as well. The only recourse is a monthly journey into the dreaded concrete heart of the city. Wish me luck.)

Bookmarks for December 1st

  • BibliOdyssey: Original Winnie The Pooh Drawings – Beautiful, simple drawings of Winnie the Pooh by E. H. Shepard. The grace of line and form in Shepard’s work has long made him one of my favorite artists.
  • Oak galls – Gall wasps create curious structures called _galls_ by laying their eggs in various parts of oak trees (roots, bark, buds, leaves, catkins or acorns). The wasp grubs secrete a chemical which causes the trees to create gall tissue to enclose the grubs.
  • Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop – An acorn shortage is apparently causing squirrels to do odd things. No one is certain whether the sudden drop in acorn production this year is part of the natural cycle or due to climate changes.