The Macabre Foundry of Dr. Geoffrey P. Nutterbolt

Inherent to the human condition is the inability to predetermine whom we will fall stupidly in love with. Us sapiens have written tome upon tome on the subjects of romance, dating, life companionship, compatibility, marriage, surviving divorce, finding someone new, how to choose authentic French linen in a world full of convincingly well-crafted knock-offs… and none of it gets anyone any closer to having an answer.

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Love Is: Proud

Love can span any divide; of society, politics, religion, race and gender. The challenges that this puts before us can be enormously overwhelming; in this world that often tries to belittle and damage us not for something we have chosen but for a decision in which we had no choice.

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Origins

Origins • It was never just the illustrations I was sharing; it was large pieces of myself. And for a long time now, I have kind of been in pieces. Well, I’m back together, and I’m feeling that I might be ready to start sharing my scribbles and myself again.

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"Wood" for illustration Friday. Click to enlarge

“Wood” illustration Friday

“Wood” • for illustration Friday, week of April 15-21. This week’s theme evoked a strong image in my mind and I decided to get involved in the weekly challenge. Trees and water are two of my favourite things to draw, perhaps because they’re two of my favourite things in life. I could quite happily live in a tree house out n a forest somewhere, far off the grid – and spend my days in a nearby ocean with fish to talk to and a kraken for a guard dog.

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Her Dark Materials

Recently, we were packing to head over east on a little holiday and Flea needed a book. She had recently caught up to where Robin Hobb has left the Farseer series and asked me for something new. I suggested she follow Robin Hobb with Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, and she is devouring it. She now has a strong desire to meet her daemon… haven’t we all:)

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Piggy in the Middle

A little bit of piggy in the middle… of the week! Hello Wednesday, you horrid thing. I’ve been having enormous dramas with the site lately – it’s sluggish and impudent. The menus don’t do anything I tell them to, and all the posts are higgledy-piggledy. Not to mention all the images that have taken off on the hoof; I can’t find them! Gallery after gallery just… gone.

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Sus scrofa Bankus - the young piggy bank gang

Piggy Bank

I took Friday off and left Yoon-Mi in charge of the sandwich bar (risky: she often eats more than she sells!) and went out to a local piggy bank farm. All the piglets were out in the sunny weather, enjoying a bit of kite flying, playing at marbles and having a good ol’ mud bath.

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