Friday, 29 October 2010

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Packed Lunch
These amazing big woodland or golden orb spiders hang around in the trees and weave the most beautiful  large webs...this is the female (another lady who eats her mate)...the males are tiny red spiders.

Monday, 25 October 2010

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We get these black-eared kites all year round gliding in the sky.

not sure whether to paint this one...think I might leave it be, although 
it doesn't scan so well.Will decide in the clear light of day.

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drawing people is not my thing but sometimes you have to have a go....

Saturday, 9 October 2010

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The reason I live on the top floor........this one visited my neighbours downstairs.
My cat was trying to stare it out.( He sometimes brings baby cobras as his little cat "gifts" and brought a larger as yet un-identified snake last week, sadly in three pieces so not good to draw)
A Chinese cobra, not very large, about 80cm but still....

We get a few interesting snakes on Lamma (this is not the scariest and for those on facebook check out Lamma Snake Sightings group)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Arthouse Sketchbook Project page 15

Thanks for your kind comments everyone, here's the next page.......
I love seeing these insects! (These are taken from a photograph I took of one on the balcony but I put in two views)

Just so you know, traditional mooncakes (on the right of my previous picture) are made from lotus seed paste and salty duck eggs and are very heavy to eat.
The white mooncakes are Taipan Snowy mooncakes which are a kind of modern version.(These ones had a lemon tea and pomelo filling)
It is traditional to give these to friends and family at the mid-autumn festival.