Leonard and the gamey eye





I meant to say, when I was in Siena last Wednesday, I saw an amazing name on a death notice poster...Diva Tempestino! I was going to take a photo with my phone, but there were too many people around, and they may have thought it was disrespectful, which it was! I hope she lived up to her name! I have a vivid picture of her in my head, a real piece of work!


I'm getting a bit bogged down with new drawing... seemed to have picked another tricky one....need some snowy, minimal subjects! It looked simpler than the last one when I picked it.




Also that curious lizard, let's call him Leonard, is getting more and more cheeky...have had to put him out twice today. Maybe he's attracted by my eye....

I must say Italian radio leaves a lot to be desired.... today as I drove back from Poggi, I had the radio on, trying to get my ear. When I realised I was actually listening to a "song" in English. It was the lyrics which caught my attention....

"I crashed my car into the bridge, but I don't care. I love it! I put your shit into a bag and threw it down the stair, but I don't care. I love it!....." I'm really not joking. It was unbelieveable...see if you can hear it for yourself! After this, even the worst Italian musak is better?!!


ps at the moment I'm listening to Adele...a world apart from earlier "tune"!!!


Next Day….

Well I suppose I better give you an update on the "offending eye". Today it was more of a pink, suffused with delicate red highlights. (a bit like you'd get after standing in the shower with your eyes open for 5 mins) Anyway, some people must find it "attractive", as when I was at the ferramento earlier, I seemed to attract a man's gamey, (not gammy) eye. Well he was quite old, and extremely chatty, and thanked me for speaking Italian. I said "provo", (unwisely, when you think of the trouble it got me into at the medico), and he wished me "buon ferie!" But he kept popping up all over the place for the next 10 minutes. In the car park, on the road he stopped to let me out in front of him in traffic, and seemed to be following me all the way to SMA! I was waiting for him to pop his head around the corner of one of the isles at any moment. But thankfully he didn't! There's really no accounting for taste!