Tuesday, October 24, 2006


This gate was made up by our neighbours after I asked if I could have the very suburban garden gate that was there to put in my back garden, they very kindly gave it to me and this one was put in its place.
A very quick sketch done in pen, trying to show the very few big round bales that they had, and they dont make the really big ones that we do. The creek, the road going to more neighbouring farms, On looking at this the creek looks rather like a large whiskery caterpillar!
I have just been told that my mother has further problems, cellulitis or some such thing with her leg very swollen and on antibiotics for I dont know how long which will no doubt cause more problems.
It is her 94th birthday on Friday and we are all getting together to have lunch. My sister said that she is getting even more frail looking and forgetful.
Very warm this morning and windy, I see that there is a cyclone heading for Fiji, very early and I hope it doesnt cause too much damage.


Alison said...

Well, that's a nice gate - at least they've got some hay

Anonymous said...

Penny - such a nice rendering - so pastoral - love the gate! What a great idea.

Jana Bouc said...

This is a wonderful drawing--such expressive lines and shadows. It's really interesting to this city girl!