When I was a little girl, I had an overwhelming sense of being overwhelmed. By which I mean, I knew I didn’t know sh!t. Now I know – life is both simpler and more complex than I could have realised as a young adult. Being kind is the single most important thing to know and do. And you will have no choice but to make unbearable choices.
I feel sorry for tortoise. All the other creatures have taken to the air, even snake, and how wonderful it is to soar. But tortoise can only look on longingly.
But I have a feeling tortoise will be back, and who knows, perhaps wings are in his future.
“Nature in the city is captive, like animals in the zoo. (But some places are feral.)”
I’m reworking my style. I worked for years in animation, and while I was being paid to draw, in animation you must emulate the style of the show, so you become proficient at following prescribed styles. While I’m still drawing on (pardon the pun) other influences, I’m developing at the same time.
Writers talk about their characters taking on a life of their own, and I find the same with some of the characters I imagine and draw.
This is Mother Nature’s daughter – she begged to be drawn to life. In a way she’s my own daughter, in a way she’s me; surrendering to the earth, seeping like dew into the ground, growing like a seed into her authentic self.
As teacher’s pets go, this one is unlikely. She’s so unlikely, no one wanted to take her home for the holidays – except of course my son, and that’s how we came to have an axolotl in the children’s bedroom. And today, she has gone with my son back to school. So goodbye, Buhubbabubba.
I don’t think this will be the last we see of Buhubbabubba – since no one else in my son’s class actually likes her (can you believe that??), I have a feeling she’ll be back next holidays….