Monday, May 13, 2013

you made me love you ...

in the seventies, i used to drink in a country pub with bare wooden tables where the old men had sung the same songs since the thirties

and we all joined in

one of those songs was first made popular in this country by this lady, grace la rue, just before the first world war, when my ancient drinking friends wuz just liddl babbies























later on, in my lifetime, patsy cline's version was more than good enough ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5rlL8vDAo

ian beck's blog is a treasure trove ...

he's a well known illustrator and a very good writer with a talent for sharing and teaching, so there's stuff you might never find elsewhere

for instance, here's a preparatory sketch for rex whistler's tate gallery mural












http://ianbeckblog.wordpress.com

Sunday, May 12, 2013

"Death Giving Audience"





















i wonder if terry pratchett ever encountered this etching ?

... i only did so today


your sunday afternoon owl-spotting session ...






















































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