Lady 2018 wishes you a beautiful year (and please bear in mind, her sausage-like fingers actually produce music and therefore it is unimportant that they are sausage-like. But yes, I do need to work on my drawing of hands).

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the Ancient Region of Hairiness is a fictional place where everyone is loved, nurtured, adored and respected when little and throughout their lives, which in turn results in a land filled with delight, true wildness and extreme contentment. Oh, plus everyone and thing is hairy, whiskered, bearded, or both (even the pigeons)

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Elderflush and Stan Motion

They dance like tomorrow’s birdsong
– times one hundred.

Hands meet briefly
making wings.

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From the series:
PORTRAITS and SCENES from the ANCIENT REGION of HAIRINESS. Here there is much JOY, MIRTH…and HAPPINESS SOARS HIGHER than PieQuills, because LOVE is given to ALL, from tiny, tiny onwards…

G is for Grecian Sphinx and Gabriel Alborozo (with an appearance by the unfortunate Mrs DoubtyHead)

Recently, the brilliant, talented and inspiring artist and writer Gabriel Alborozo wrote some beautiful comments about my illustrated interview on the wonderful Zoe Toft’s blog ~ and Gabriel’s words lifted my spirit, my smile and my pencil and paints. I have loved Gabriel’s work for a long time ~ bold, sweet, funny, silly (a HUGE complement) and utterly brilliant. I wanted to say an illustrated thank you, so here it is:

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