I don't think I will let Oscar see the blog this week, as his head may be so big when he sees the pictures that he has inspired that it might be a tight squeeze through the cat flap. It already makes me think of the illustration of Pooh stuck in Rabbit's burrow entrance when I see him easing himself out. (Drawing by E H Shepard)
Avril decided to have a go at linocut for her interpretation.
'Only just finished, the first picture is yellow which highlighted the white bits, I should have done the whiskers at this point. The second colour was blue which when mixed with the yellow gave green, in between each colour you take out more Lino cuts. The third colour red was added so it appeared brown, and finally black which should be the shadow.'
This took a lot of thinking about. The end result is not too good, but I learnt a lot, oh yes the other thing I should have reversed the image as it has come out back to front.' There was some discussion on Zoom about this process, which Jane said Picasso called 'suicide printing' (because the repeated reduction of the linocut means you can't go back on what you've done. Avril also said, 'Maybe next time it might be worth using tracing paper and laying the colours out to see how it will work out before printing it. '
Sally P. drew Oscar in pastel using pastelmat paper, which she says she has been really enjoying as a combination. He looks very content.
Sally T. set the boat from last week out to sea. It is quite a little boat (14ft) but it is a replica of the boats that used to take the post around the inland islands and sea lochs of western Scotland, so it would feel quite at home in the setting she envisaged. The capacity was intended to be able to accommodate a cow, if necessary!
On the right is an example (in this case a Samsung Galaxy tablet), showing the symbol to select to get to the second scree, which again shows the email symbol, allowing you to send the picture, having put in the email address.