March 2nd, 2010

owlface

and, on a lighter note...

Ever since charlottecooper shared that bizarre quote about women looking in the mirror and seeing a monstrous owl staring back* the other day, I've had this persistent image in my head. The lady and the owl, the owl says wow! This is my first attempt, probably not my last. I see the owl as a blousy, fluffy, irritable, mouse-gobbling fairy godmother; yes, you shall wear slinky lurex glitterball silks in many colours! Just don't come whingeing to me if the prince is too conservative for your tastes... The shoes I'm particularly pleased with; why does no-one print stillettos on the side of wedges? It seemed so obvious when I drew it. Perhaps in this version of the fairy tale, the prince falls for the woman he can swap shoes with.


monstrous owl
monstrous owl
I think we've all been there...



* "Every woman haunted by obesity knows the agony of looking into a mirror and seeing an owl staring back at her" - Marion Woodman [quoted here]
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I'm a bad auntie!

Curses! I have forgotten not one, but two neibling's birthdays! Admittedly, their birthdays are less than a week apart, but still. Have I really been paying so little attention? Never mind, late presents are still presents. And there is a lot going on at the moment.

The tiny digger is gone, and I'm sorry, damiancugley, I didn't photograph it this morning. I should have done (especially as Andy the builder looked so pleased to be operating it) but I was too flat with exhaustion to remember. I feel better now. Yesterday, I woke up bright and went to bed exhausted, today the other way round. Maybe I only really have enough energy for the morning or the afternoon. We almost have a drive, in its place. Progress!

Speaking of which, here come two more tenovertwelves! buddleia, I also have your memorystick. Thanks! Still waiting on a few stragglers: I'll post the poll for next bimonth's themes this friday.


they're coming thick and fast now!
they're coming thick and fast now!
And I doubted the Oxford post!