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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We have a family habit of naming the regulars that live here with us at Tree Henge (our name for our home). We have a squirrel that tries to rule the feeders whose name is "Attila the Hungry" and whole army of chipmunks that do clean-up duty under the bird feeders. These are all named for various brands of vacuum cleaners: Hoover, Electrolux, Orick, and our newest addition, Dustbuster. Here is a sketch I made in August of Hoover on his favorite rock in the sun waiting for his turn under the feeders. This is done in ink and watercolor pencil in my sketch journal.


  1. Wow! That's lovely, Mom! Really nice mix of textures. A light touch overall, but the ink and watercolor washes give it some solidity. If a new chipmunk moves in, Dyson might be a good name.

  2. Ok, got chippie is named Dyson!
    Had fun doing that sketch!