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Radiated Tortoise

Hello Friends,

Here is a very different looking kind of tortoise!  This was really a challenge to draw in graphite pencil.  I have been working on it for about a week a little each day. They live in Madagascar, are endangered, and can live as long as 188 years! You can read more about the Radiated Tortoise here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiated_tortoise. They are beautiful!

I was working from a children’s picture book called “Turtles” A TRUE BOOK by Trudi Strain Trueit.  I found it at the library.  It was published in 2003.  The photograph I drew this from was taken by Paul J. Fusco.  There are many other different types of turtles and tortoises in this book, so I may draw a few more.  There is one I plan to try and paint when I am feeling better.  It is a spotted pond turtle.

I have been fighting a sore throat since last night so my energy level is pretty low right now.  I usually get one this time of year when the weather changes suddenly.  We have had really hot weather all summer, then this past week, the temperatures plunged about 40 degrees!  It is crazy weather here this time of year.  However, the cooler weather is kinder to the arthritis in my feet so that’s good!  I just pray I never get it in my hands.

I have spent most of the last couple of weeks working on a story for my third assignment in my writing correspondence class.  And of course I have been reading a lot.  I finished Stephen King’s book “On Writing.”  I really love his sense of humor and style of writing about his life and craft. I am going to be finishing his novel “Misery” soon which has been quite entertaining.  I have seen the movie several times which I think is different in some ways, but I still am hearing Kathy Bates’ and James Caan’s voices in my head which has been fun.

I hope all of my blogging friends are doing well.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

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About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on September 21, 2017, in Art Talk and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Anneli is right about the saline, Patsy. You can also try saline nasal spray. I use it every morning and night and I haven’t had a cold in years.

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  2. Works very well. They have it at Costco.

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  3. I love the lumpy turtle. I also have read some of Steven Kings book on writing but have not had time to finish it. As for his novels. I can’t read them. I get scared too easily and then carry it into my sleep. Can’t read or watch anything scary. Darn it all.

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    • Thank you. They do look interesting! His book on writing is really good. This is the first novel of his I will have finished, but I have read a bunch of his short stories which are good, too. I don’t dream anymore; don’t know why? I love scary, but not gory which some of his can be.

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      • I don’t dream anymore either!!! I just toss and turn. I’ve been curious about that as well. Someone suggested a B-6 deficiency but taking it didn’t help my ability to dream. Maybe this winter, I’ll have more time to read. The stack is growing. 😦

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  4. Looks like limpets all over its back. Interesting how lines can build that 3-D look. For your sore throat – NeilMed Sinus Rinse. Always works. When you feel a cold coming on, do the sinus rinse morning and night and it will go away. Germs can’t live in a salty environment.

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