Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It's Arrived!!

Moss's drawing arrived yesterday morning, as the postman rapped at the door, LS said 'it's here' and I signed for it.  Beautifully packed, it was a thrill to actually see the real thing, and I must thank Em for drawing him a second time. The frame is bought and both will be united together sometime today.
I put him on my facebook page, and several people have recognised him from the past, which I was not really expecting.

As I explained to Em, Moss was a special dog in my life, and when he died five years ago it broke my heart.  Moral being of course, never let animals into your life, because they live so much shorter lives than you!  Well last night, I dreamed of puppies and a rather large hare, so what with Easter coming and Jan the sheepdog who should be ready for mating in February, perhaps it is a dream of the future.  Roy, Jan's owner has said he would give me a puppy, which should arrive in the summer if all goes well.

Talking of weird dreams, the night before I dreamt the postman (he must have been very small) peered over the kitchen window with my letter!   This dream was bought on by three robins the day before having a territorial fight in the garden (spring is on its way) and the smallest and probably last year's brood, with the brightest chest,  coming and peering through the kitchen window at me, we locked eyes  and off he went.


So here he is in all his shaggy beauty, drawn so beautifully by Em, Dartmooramblingsblogspot.co.uk
She has captured his essence, that awareness of life going on around him, an intelligence that saw me through many long walks in strange places, as sometimes I got lost, he would hone in on the path to take, leading me through a tangled maze of gorse.  




Framed Em..

9 comments:

  1. I am now hoping that, once she has been cut for summer, Tess will pose for Em too. I have to say that the drawing is lovely.

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    1. Em is very talented as Jennie says, and I am sure an untidy Tess will look as good as a tidy Tess ;).

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  2. It is him to the life, from the photos I have seen of him Thelma. I hope that having his likeness by you always helps to make up a little for his loss. Em is such a talented artist.

    I hope so much that there will be a new pup in your life this year. Not a replacement for Moss, as I know he is irreplaceable, but a lovely doggy "someone" in his or her own right to bring you love and joy.

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    1. Yes Jennie, Em has captured him to perfection, the portrait sits between a print of The Cove at Avebury, and stones from Stanton Drew stone circle, just above my head in the study. I shall just have to wait to see if Jan gets pregnant ;)

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  3. I remember the photos you posted of Moss--he was a lovely dog; Em's beautiful drawing has both strength and delicacy--perfect!

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  4. Yes she did a great job, it has brought closure in many ways and for that I am grateful...

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  5. Oh he looks gorgeous Thelma. Your'e the fastest framer in the west!

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  6. There is a small slip, but you can't see it without knowing where it is, I hate the thin framing glass it is so fragile...

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  7. It’s a beautiful rendition of Moss, Em, and T is so happy with it. The ‘small slip’ is where your drawing has slipped slightly down from the top of the matt (but it can easily be repositioned sometime). Sorry, beginning to sound like a conservator ;-). The round thing to the right of the frame, by the way, is a Chinese ink stone (with a wooden lid) which is used for grinding ink sticks).

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