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Leggs, Easter Bassets and rabbits
Patterns and preferences
When I was a kid my grandmother got her new pantyhose in a silver egg shaped plastic package. She would give me the large plastic egg after she'd gotten her hose out of it. Almost immediately I would decorate the egg with a pattern. Sometimes I'd draw eyes and a nose. If grandmother had some empty wooden thread spools or some pipe cleaners or if there were strips of paper I'd glue some legs on my eggs. These egg packaging art projects happened any time of the year when new pantyhose were purchased.
I thought about that this week and in my morning sketchbook I drew a rabbit contemplating Easter egg designs trying to decide which design is preferred.
Speaking of rabbits with preferences - I wrote and illustrated a children's book titled “This Rabbit” - you can see it as a free ebook on Storyberries.com here https://www.storyberries.com/bedtime-stories-this-rabbit-free-kids-books-online/
There is a print book edition of “This Rabbit” available here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10612530-this-rabbit
Oddly when I was a kid I didn't enjoy decorating eggs at Easter time or joining any find-the-eggs scrums. I preferred to read books or sit and color in a coloring book.
I did like to eat the chocolate candy from my “Easter Basset” of course. I thought the Bassets were very generous too! 😉 (I was a deaf kid and even with hearing aids I missed some sounds … leading to my love of word play today. )
With this in my mind on another morning this week I drew a coloring book style drawing, with fountain pens, in one of my larger sketchbooks.
Later I scanned my sketchbook page and made a pdf file that looks like this.
If you download the pdf file it will print as one sheet of regular 8.5 x 11 paper so you (or someone you love) can print it out - for free - and then color it with color pencils or markers or crayons. The download button is here 👇 Enjoy!
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I hope your weekend is exactly the sort of weekend you like best.
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