Ostriches… or ducks?

We were on our way to Calitzdorp Spa, when a farmer came from the front with his ostriches. We had to stop and wait for them to pass us. Ostriches all around us. The rest of this story was…
Because we drove on the road that they had just used, our car had such a smell by the time we reached the spa… nobody felt like dinner.

Calitzdorp spa is a beautiful place. The water comes from natural hot water springs and to be there in winter is just wonderful. The best is when you go to the pools early morning, you have to run over the frosted grass to jump into the water!

The story of the ink blotch is this… My rotring pen broke, started to crack where it turns. So I thought this time I will try a Faber-Castell drawing pen, I wasn’t sure that the rotring pen will last this time and Faber-Castell is cheaper. I filled it with ink and then the shaking started. Get one little line and then it is dry again. Added more ink, spilled it over everything and almost broke this pen myself! And Danie said: “See, its because you bought a cheap pen.” (I could still buy ten fineliners for that same amount!)

Well, I did get it going… after rinsing the nib for five minutes under the tap and all my fingers were black. Now it is actually a nice pen, but my ostriches look like…

… ducks wearing tutu’s with very funny legs.

Calitzdorp Spa

relaxing…

steam…

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Categories: Animals, Bird, Pen, sketch | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Ostriches… or ducks?

  1. Awesome composition with the flock , or is it herd with Ostrich? Anyway, what fun and personality!

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