Josie still has her -sleeping-in hairdo. I think it’s cool. She’s making snowflakes out of paper.
I’ve spent the weekend in London, but I’m back off now to Somerset, where we currently have no landline and no internet (!), so thought I would slip in a quick niece-of-the-day before I left…..
Drawing people in the dark last night. The dark was not the difficulty, the difficulty was that people move about so much, especially if you haven’t told them you are drawing them. And then the taxi arrived too soon…
And then I remembered a sketch I did that I never posted, of the rather stunning shop assistant in the Vodafone shop. She was so helpful as to be looking at her customer (my friend), and at her computer screen, for some minutes while I sneakily drew her from behind the ipad display. My friend was quite shocked at the liberty I was taking in just drawing someone without asking, feeling there was probably a law against it or something! Never trust artists…. 😉
“A hat-trick or hat trick in sport is the achievement of a positive feat three times or more during a game, or other achievements based on threes. The term was first used in 1858 in cricket to describe HH Stephenson’s feat of taking three wickets with three consecutive deliveries. A collection was held for Stephenson, and he was presented with a hat bought with the proceeds. The term was used in print for the first time in 1878. The term was eventually adopted by many other sports including association football, water polo, and team handball, but did not become popular in North America until the mid-1940s in the National Hockey League.”
No further explanation should be needed, therefore, if I tell you that I live with three cats and a keen football enthusiast, and that a Cat-Trick is the term given to any instance of all three cats together. To be honest I am not particularly happy with the one of Arthur (and he is not really as fat as I have made him look, though admittedly he is a smallish square-shaped fellow), and Stiletto (a.k.a. Skinny-Fat-Cat, for reasons that will not at this time become clear) is so difficult to capture I had to draw her from a distance when she didn’t know I was looking at her, but, for the sake of the first cat-of-the-day cat-trick, here are all three.
Stiletto, otherwise known as skinny-fat-cat, sitting