But one of my other interests is drawing and painting. In fact, Noisette claims I have more talent for that than writing, but seeing as he never reads my blog, I don't think he's qualified to say. I suspect it's just easier to look at a picture than actually reading a story!
The reason I have been behind on my writing is that I've taken out the charcoal and paper again. It's Christmastime, you see, and I'm in need of a present for Noisette, who like all husbands is hard to shop for, so I decided to make a drawing. We have this wall in our bedroom that needs some large pictures filling it, and I recently had the inspiration of making a trilogy from the zebra drawing I made some time ago:
The plan is to add a giraffe and an elephant, the giraffe looking straight ahead, and the elephant looking in from the right. Thankfully, I have plenty of material from all our safaris. In fact, this is one of the reasons I've picked up photography as another hobby, even though it is incredibly time consuming, because that way I always have material for my drawings and paintings without infringing on anybody's copyright, just in case I ever wanted to sell any of my work.
I simply can't keep up with photography, writing, and painting, let alone all those pesky housewife duties that keep poking up their annoying heads. So please forgive me if there are fewer stories forthcoming until Christmas. Or perhaps not, because I just can't help myself when it comes to this blog.
Anyway, since Noisette won't be reading this, I can safely share the progress I've made so far (fishing for your encouragement to get the elephant done as well, which - yikes - will need to be drawn and framed in just 6 days:-):