'Play nicely,' pen and ink, 12 ins sq., card
'Cockatoo on the vine', acrylic over gelli print background, A4, paper
The pen and ink was partly inspired by walks with my dog to our local park where there is a playground popular with little kids. I guess the mother hopes the children will play nicely without tears for at least five minutes,
I had a colourful +Gelli Arts gelli print background with a leaf design in my folder...printed up a few months ago...and this week I decided to add the white cockatoo to make an image.
I love cockatoos: I loved seeing them in natural surroundings in Sydney, Australia when I was on holiday there a few years ago; I also like to visit the talkative cockatoos at our local zoo; but my first encounter with a cockatoo was at my local pet shop in Scotland when I was about 7 years old. The way it took peanuts from my hand and opened them with its huge beak fascinated me back then! It also let me tickle its neck and talked. A wonderful experience for a child.
Have a lovely weekend. Bank holiday here in UK...and hoping for some sunshine.
Bye for now.