What’s that? Carole’s wonderful drawing challenge

July 12, 2014

The other day Robert and I were out in the field test driving my Land Rover and our neighbour Polly came to see and ask if we wanted some fresh eggs from her chickens.

We were delighted and walked with her to the chicken coop.

We looked in on the girls and I said, “what’s that?” It looked like a shiny black bead looking directly at me from under the steps of the coop. It blinked and revealed itself to be the eye of a rat!

This rat wasn’t going to give up his eggs for anyone…oh no!

But we had Polly’s huge dog with us, (and he wanted an egg), and so eventually the rat saw the game was up and hopped away giving us the middle claw.

And me without my camera. 🙁

Today, I took a piece of lino and carved that daemon rat on it to show you exactly what he looked like…to the minutest detail!

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I printed him on a piece of newspaper with the article, “The Value of Disrespect.”

It seemed to fit…lol.

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Also yesterday I took this photo. Any idea what that is?

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It’s the after effects of a huge military jet from a nearby RAF base disturbing a cloud. Cool, isn’t it?

Sharing with Carole and all the gang. 😀 Pop over when you have a chance and see other wonderful interpretations of the theme.

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  • Reply Carole July 12, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Ewwwww cheeky rat! I love that you made a lino print of it. And you choice of article was perfect!
    Very cool cloud slice. We have a military airport near us and haven’t seen anything quite like this.
    Thanks for joining us this week.

  • Reply Sally July 12, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Yikes a rat! Love that you turned him into art….. & shared his story! Did you get your eggs in the end? I bet they were all the better after rescuing them from the rat.

  • Reply Tammie July 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

    your rat is amazing
    such a gorgeous stamp
    and wonderful story
    so perfectly inspired by our theme

  • Reply woolf July 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    hee hee hee… you hold riddles dear on your post here. and did that rat really have bat’s wings? you made him look fierce, they do scare us, don’t they? the sky effect of RAF is brilliant, i could never have guessed that and conjured up all sorts of weather conditions that will kill us. yeah, sometimes, i am in fear. other times though… ;))) n?

  • Reply eric July 13, 2014 at 12:50 am

    What a wonderful interpretation of the theme. I like the combination of text and image. Great sky photo too! eric

  • Reply Ariane Reichardt, Rose July 13, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Gosh! What’s that?!
    Veronica, you have transformed a daemon rat into a beautiful creature (as you do with your Landy 🙂 Fantastic!

    And, it’s your birthday today! Happy birthday! all the best and love!

    xo Ariane.

  • Reply dawnsrays July 13, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I love your carving and that rift in the cloud, wow what a great moment to get on camera.

  • Reply Barbara Bee July 13, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Dear Veronica, I really enjoyed your story with the daemon rat and your stamp turned out totally cool. And the cloud effect is totally stunning. Wow!
    All the best to you!.
    xo barbara bee

  • Reply Patrice A. July 13, 2014 at 9:01 am

    iek!a rat!!
    but what a fine print you made of it!!!
    more or less you did with that landrover!
    wauw…. i would love to find such a treasure
    thinking ‘what’s that?’ ;^))

    Patrice A.

  • Reply sus July 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    What a unique response to our theme, V!!! I am smiling!

  • Reply vastlycurious.com July 14, 2014 at 1:25 am

    A rat with wings is an anomaly indeed ! I will wander over to Carole’s blog through your crack in the sky!

  • Reply daryledelstein July 14, 2014 at 5:33 am

    that is oddly cool … and your demon rat is a hoot

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