Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Red and gold and a lost boat.


Painting the dragon, red and gold and hoping to finish all the inside spreads for the book by the end of the week, with a fair wind and late nights into the evening. On the paper in the studio a benevolent dragon grows. The paint on her ear was still wet when I took the photograph.

The morning I left for Somerset to visit my mum in hospital after Christmas I walked the dogs on the beach, early, just as light was breaking, and took with me a paper boat. Yesterday a friend came round for supper.
"I want to show you something ," she said, "something I found on the beach. It was early, and i had just walked my dogs around St Davids Head and came down onto the beach to find this. And I knew you had been there."
She took a photo with her mobile phone. Beautiful.


6 comments:

Buskitten said...

Wow! That's amazing, it really is!
See! It IS a magic book!

Jessie Lilac said...

Such beautiful pictures.x

Jessie Lilac said...

Such beautiful pictures.x

quiltcat said...

The little paper boat held up very well! And the dragon is coming along beautifully.

Morning's Minion said...

It is interesting to note that this is a she-dragon---it will enhance the sense of personal involvment when I read the story.

Kim said...

Beautiful Dragon, she's just lovely :)

Kim x