Can you believe it?
There's not a feather in site in my painting this week.
I decided to give the current trend of bird paintings a little rest for this week.
Something else has caught my eye and if you live in the US, you may well be aware of April the Giraffe who has a live webcam in her pen, in readiness for her imminent birth.
She's already given birth to four babies...so she seems to know what she's doing.
There is quite a few people watching now and some have even been watching since day one of the transmission. There's quite a community of people watching whilst chatting, but as with these things there's always the trolls trying to spoil it, but you can easily switch off the comments.
So I thought I'd give April some attention myself and try to paint her with her baby.
Oh yes, and there's to be a naming competition.
I'd prefer to see her out in the wild, but April was actually born in the captivity.
She even kissed her keeper this morning.
There's still such a long way to go on this painting, but at least it's allowing me painting time, because it's been quite an emotional week and I didn't want to paint initially.
We had to say another goodbye to a family member
(I may do a separate post about her... because she was an exceptional and inspiring woman who was greatly loved and will be missed.
She was quite a character too)
I've also been worried about Muffin.
She's lost quite a lot of weight so we're keeping a close eye on her... not that we don't normally anyway.
Here's a little clip of her walking through the woods... where you wouldn't think anything was wrong or that she was 13 years old!
She's got quite a swish on her toosh hasn't she?
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I hope you have a happy day and great weekend.
Thanks for your visit once again and I hope to see you again soon.