Happy New Year

Happy year of the horse and welcome to my new blog!

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This pencil sketch was inspired by the beautiful ink drawings of David Roberts (one of my favourite illustrators) for The Wind in the Willows.

While rereading this book recently I came across a great wintertime quote:

"No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter. All are sleepy — some actually asleep."

— Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Enjoy the off-season while it lasts!