Monday, 25 November 2013

Art Every Day Month - Day 25

Dolphin Doodimal ACEO - 2.5 X 3.5 inches - ink and watercolour 

I took the dogs to our favourite beach this morning and I saw my first ever wild dolphin. Sadly, it was washed up on the beach becoming breakfast for several hooded crows. Up at the top of the dunes, there's a wooden hut with toilets and facilities for the many surfers who pass through looking for the perfect wave on the Scottish coastline. There's a poster there for the Scottish Stranded Marine Animal Scheme asking people to call them if they come across any stranded animals, alive or dead, so I called them and let them know and emailed them photos I'd taken. That way they can remove it and carry out research to find out cause of death and we won't have to see the poor creature rot away on the beach (or try to stop our dogs from trying to roll around on it as they've tried to do with a dead seal that's been slowly decomposing on the beach for months now -disgusting little blighters).



Anyway, my sad find was the inspiration behind today's AEDM submission.

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10 comments:

  1. oh, how sad. but a lovely tribute doodle you have here!!

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  2. An item in my blog today is about drawing. You are inspiring me to put more energy behind the intention.

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  3. awe that is sad. Often when we go to the beach and stay with our friends we encounter something similar. One year it was a sea turtle-wrapped in netting. We have found a dolphin too and the last major loss was a fin whale. All had been dead. Of course we also call the local sanctuary and take photos. We also found an injured gannet and took him to someone but sadly he didn't make it either. Your dolphin is a sweet inspiration- and reminds us we need to care for our animals and planet.

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  4. Sad, but I love your happy and colorful representation of this magnificent creature. xox

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  5. Nic, this dolphin is so cute! It'll make the best gift card.

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  6. Oh how sad Nic! And what revolting past times our dogs enjoy. Horse poo is Sherlock's favourite - he likes to eat it!
    Your painting is gorgeous! :0)

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  7. You've honoured the life of one of Earth's marvellous creatures very well. I love your painting, the detail mixed in with the simplicity balances out so well and shows the playfulness of the dolphin.

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  8. Oh, that's so sad .... I love dolphins, they always look like they're smiling. Yours is a cute little one, love the doodling and the colours.

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  9. Love this little dolphin !!! Too sad about the real one. Dolphins are one of my very favorite creatures , beside lizards and frogs that is,lol. Hugs!

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