For our prompt of “School” today, I did a little doodle of a kitten at a little desk. When I was a kid, there would always be that one student who always raised a hand to answer every question that the teacher
Charlie I find your brain to be very big. I don’t like to be the centre of attraction either inasmuch as I manage to be with my loud cackle and loud voice and the way I seem to walk into things and trip over blades of grass that aren’t there. A lifelong thing with me. I love that sketch of the kitty sitting at the desk with its hand up. Yes the teachers always had their pets didn’t they. Pah on them.
Wonderful Charlie! I remember those desks! Another fairly nice day here so I got out and took pictures before all the leaves are off the trees! Lots of rusts and golds. Autumn is winding down. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I have a Facebook friend who puts up a post every Friday asking What did you learn this week? Its become a thing for me and others to write down something new we learned so we can remember it on Friday. Here is one I saved: supine
English has mnemonically unhelpful adjectives for lying on your stomach (prostrate) and lying on your back (supine), since neither of them (except to the Latin scholar) suggests an easy way to remember and distinguish them. Supine is from a Latin word for “bent backwards.” You can cheat if you like and recall that when supine you can look up at the pine trees; something impossible to do when you are prostrate.
I didn’t know that prostrate was on your stomach, and supine was on your back. I thought they both just meant lying down.
Adorable “teacher’s pet”, Charlie. I was always too shy to raise my hand in class and thinking “invisible” never seemed to make me invisible either. I think doing that actually activated some sort of teacher sonar so they were more likely to call on me to answer a question.
Surprisingly, I was one of the people to always raise my hand during the early years of school. I was very shy, but I loved grade school. Loved it. I’d get so excited about the subjects that I always read ahead – getting library books if we didn’t have text books. That changed around 4th grade for various reasons. I still loved the learning, but hated school. I always wished I could have kept that early love going.
Aww, well there’s a curious cat indeed! Cute, too! We never had our own desks like that. I think I would have liked one. We were sat around tables or in rows, and our drawers were all together in a separate unit. I was a bit of a teacher’s pet back then, though not so much for putting my hand up to answer (there was an art to avoiding eye contact when questions had been asked). I remember being made to read to everyone and having my own extra work to do. Something must have gone wrong somewhere!
Beautiful painting, Sandra. My wife and I go to a heavy horse show and they often have Ardennes there. They are very stocky and powerful. Did you know that thousands of of heavy horses were destroyed at the end of WW1 to save taking them back home. The Suffolk Punch is an endangered species now.
For our prompt of “Stars” today, it was the perfect opportunity to do another quick little galaxy watercolor. Well, quick to paint, but takes a bit of time to dry properly. I chose to add a simple doodle of a
Charlie I know a treat Phillippe will approve although he may cut down on the margarine you use. I use Becel with omegas but that is in Canada, you guys would have an alternate. Anyway popcorn with garlic. Real garlic cut up and then scooped out with one of those little tiny flour sifter things, or a tea strainer, or a spoon. Simmer the garlic in the margarine for a minute. It is sooo goood . I just had some. Yummy.
Once there was a runty mouse,
The weakest of all who lived in the house.
None of her wishes for strength came true,
Until she finally decided what she should do.
She climbed up a stair, and she climbed up a chair.
She climbed up a fountain – it seemed like a mountain!
She wanted to climb higher still, so finally she climbed up a hill.
She wished and wished with all her might,
She wished on the stars that shone that night.
What she didn’t know as she climbed each day,
She was growing stronger in every way!
Soon she was the strongest mouse,
No one was stronger that lived in that house!
So her wish came true on that starry night
Much to her astounded mousy delight.
But she realized the answer was exercise,
And was not only stronger, but also wise.
For our prompt of “Tentacle” today, I first thought about alien monsters, and then stumbled upon a rather new species of octopus called the ghost octopus. I imagined what Halloween must be like in the deep sea and
Halloween is definitely a holiday that has suffered over the years. When I was a kid we got candy bars came in one size, and that size was bigger than the so-call ‘King’ size we have now. When we went trick or treating we the full size candy bar or bag of candy. Ah, those were the days!
Fantastic Charlie, they are such interesting creatures and very intelligent! I’m running late tonight as I got sucked down the experimenting with new art idea rabbit hole and lost all since of time. I did get outside today and it was a perfect fall day.
Awww Charlie! This one’s a winner! Keep him in mind for the future, he’s got a sweet expression. My favorite Jacque Cousteau was about octopus, maybe in the Mediterranean. I love a smart animal that can outwit us with such seeming ease! Well, I have my own bit of nefarious tom-foolery to pass on: dress up Phineas and go get your candy! When we took out our little guy, people practically threw candy at us! None for me or the dog but my husband wouldn’t turn down a Snickers!
Brilliant. I love this little character. Trick or treating is relatively new in the UK but it’s a massive industry now. The supermarkets have lots of costumes and treats on the shelves weeks before the day.
Cute! And I had to look up your plural because inquiring minds need more info and found this. The three main plurals for octopus come from the different ways the English language adopts plurals. Octopi is the oldest plural of octopus, coming from the belief that Latin origins should have Latin endings. Octopuses is the next plural, which gives the word an English ending to match its adoption as an English word. Lastly, octopodes stems from the belief that because octopus is originally Greek, it should have a Greek ending.
So even though I say octopi, I’m not wrong. But I’m going to try to train myself to say octopuses.
Possibly one of Nemo’s neighbors? 😉 So cute. I agree with you, it is much easier and more fun to sketch things from your own imagination. There’s no right or wrong, well sort of. Have a great weekend! We have a coldfront coming in and I am looking forward to finally hunkering down under some cozy blankets.
Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Yeah, sketching from imagination is fun. But, it’s super challenging to get things out of my crazy mind! lol It was warm yesterday here and now got really cool again. Time to hunker down indeed!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed my little octopus character. I did actually start by putting a bucket in each arm, but it looked too busy in the end and he didn’t an arm to knock! hehe Yeah, that poor apple-giving neighbor didn’t get many visits. But perhaps that was the point! lol
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yeah, octopuses are such awesome creatures! I adore them! Typing fast tonight as friends are coming over shortly and I’m running late as usual! I’m sure things will work out somehow, keep that hope alive!
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