I'm in doggy mode at the moment.
I'm half way through a dog portrait
and I have another waiting to be
done, so I have to go down my
drawers to find an old piece of art that can fit
this weeks APR theme of Pairs.
I think I did quite well with this pair of ballet shoes
in oil pastels.
Now a ballet dancer I certainly am not,
nor will ever be.
I am the true meaning of fairy elephant.
I was sporty in my younger days,
playing tennis, squash, volleyball
and roller skating but ladylike
and a delicate ballet type
I was not.
When I jumped for a ball or hit a tennis ball,
my legs would go in all directions and bodyparts
would fly and collect any poor soul who was brave enough to
stand next to me.
Don't get me wrong, I was really good at sport,
I just had (as my PE teacher called it)
a very unusual style.
Which I think meant klutz.
I have a friend who was a professional ballerina.
She was so dainty and still is, then there was me,
arms and legs everywhere.
So I guess the best I can do is draw those ballerina shoes
cos I'm never going to be
a dainty ballerina,
just daggy old me.
And I'm happy with that.
Because I'm a fishy person at heart,
I just had to add one more 'pair'.
A pair of angel fish in water colour pencil.
I'm going back to my doggy painting,
so why no hop on over to Jenn's
and see what other pairs