Day 15, yes I’m that far behind, is doodling Winter. This is an Ito Shinsui copy, finished off rather inelegantly using Tipp-Ex.
Artist, writer and translator based in London.
art, dawnnicole, DNDChallenge, illustration, Ito Shinsui, sketch
March 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm
Ahhh, winter. I would live to see a sketch of me holding my ‘icicle’ trophy ‘fish’ in my story, ‘Ice Fishing in The Meadowbrook’ which you LIKED. Thank you for that.
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March 12, 2016 at 4:03 pm
It’s a distinct possibility. Loved the story! Reminded me of when I was a kid in Norway, and the hunt for the biggest icicle was a serious thing.
March 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm
It is ‘serious’. As a kid, it was fun, throwing snowballs to the edge of the roof trying to knock one to the ground. Now, as an adult, it’s a chore to get them down before they rip the gutters off my house or make ice dams in the roof and find a way to come inside the house. Where is home now?
March 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm
True! I think nostalgia has wiped out the more sinister aspects of icicles. Home is London now, much less icicle maintenance heavy.
March 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm
My daughter loves England (she read James Harriott as a kid and was influenced). I have a couple more winter stories if you scroll through my short stories. Thank you so much for the FOLLOW, Vic.
March 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm
The animal stories are great. I’ll check out some more of your stories with a cuppa. I like your writing a lot. Thanks for the follow, too.
March 12, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Thank you, Victor. I started this blog a year ago as a way to share my short stories. My sister liked them a lot so I thought others might, too. I just haven’t figured out how to get many followers. But, it’s fun writing and it’s a good mental challenge. Yes, I hope you read more and your comments are greatly appreciated. They help me improve.
Your sketches are fantastic. I admire someone who can look at something and draw a replica of it. That is a special skill. Maybe one day we’ll make a book with your sketches and my stories. HaHa!
By the way, i have another friend named Victor and I call him Vic.
March 12, 2016 at 6:28 pm
Keep going, Steve! The blog is good and the followers will come, it just takes time. The book idea sounds fun 🙂 Thanks for your kind words. A lot of people call me Vic, too, at least here in England, so feel free. All the best!
March 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm
Thanks for the encouragement, Vic. I have several favorites I’ve written, ‘Today, I Smell Gingerbread, a Holiday Story’ and ‘The Bar Chronicles…When Coal Was King’. The latter was a conversation I had with a friend over an evening beer (Guinness) at a bar. He was born in coal country. Next, your sketches are fun and you would have a fun time in the US now, sketching the people trying to win their party’s nomination for Presidential candidate. Donald Trump would be a good one to sketch. Actually, all of them have unique features made for paper. Thanks for dis venting my blog today. If you’re on Instagram, find me there, too, under ‘srbottch’. Enjoy the weekend.
March 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm
I’ve seen a lot of good sketches and caricatures of Trump, Hillary, and Bernie around the internet lately. Maybe I should give it a go, but I’m not too sure there’s anything I can add to the situation. I’ll check out the favourites that you’ve mentioned. Hope you had a good weekend.
March 15, 2016 at 1:03 am
Yes, it was a good weekend. Got some painting done in our house. Wife is happy so that’s a good thing.
March 16, 2016 at 11:14 am
A happy wife is not to be sneezed at.
March 16, 2016 at 8:45 pm
She has a sign in our laundry room, “When the queen is happy, there is peace in the kingdom”. I try to keep the ‘queen’ happy
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