So, back to that empty paddock - as our neighbour didn't want the responsibility of looking after more sheep herself, and conveniently we wanted a few sheep to breed for the freezer (and to have cute lambs), over the weekend John picked up some Dorper sheep (they shed their wool so we don't have to shear them). We got a nursing mum and her lamb (a boy - he'll end up in the freezer when he's old enough) and an older lamb (a girl - future breeder). They came from an area with little grass, so poor mum looks a little rough, but she'll improve on the better grass. This paddock must seem like nirvana to them.
Check out this gorgeous girl
I drew this daisy quickly yesterday and could not decide whether to colour or shade it, so I did both.
Colour (done on a photocopy).....
What's your preference? Me? I like the greyscale/shading.
And, you know what? Spring is coming! This week is meant to have highs of 18C-21C all week and quite a bit of sunshine. Oh, yeah!
My garden is coming alive - it won't be long until the irises give up their fabulous show. In the meantime I guess I just have to satisfy myself with daffodils and the poppy anemones.
Maybe the garden explosion has been the inspiration for my sudden drawing surge!