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Daily drawing 
24th-Dec-2006 08:00 pm
Printperson divina
December 24...a pretty mild day...I sat on the terrace and drew the two iron serpents of the pergola. The left-hand drawing is more accurate than the right...spirals are hard. I took the measurements afterwards, and am going to try to study the proportions of these creatures. I added the conversation this evening.

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25th-Dec-2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
I love this! The serpents are such good characters - and the dialog is a charming touch.
10th-Jan-2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
I found your site from the Notebookism blog. I love your drawings. This one is my favorite.
10th-Jan-2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much.

I had heard that snakes discouraged pigeons from roosting, so before we built the pergola I put some rubber snakes on the ledge. They didn't do much good. But I told the blacksmith making the pergola that I wanted serpents as supports and this is what he came up with.

I am fascinated to see how my blog is being found. I am quite new to this but am getting some lovely feedback from around the world.
12th-Jan-2007 12:29 am (UTC)
Did you make your journal yourself?
12th-Jan-2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
My notebooks are made for me by the Legatoria Polliero, Campo dei Frari, Venezia. This is a small, family-run artisanal bindery. The father and son print the cover papers with old woodblocks. They only make a small number of sketchbooks like mine with handmade Amatruda paper (carta Amatruda).
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