Had a really lovely comment from Barbara and Steve about Closing in the Long Grass. Went something like this:
I wanted to let you know that the bronze ‘Closing in the Long Grass’ arrived safely on Friday. My husband and I are so pleased with it. We really love the sculpture. Thank you both for what you have done for us.
John, I received a book recently from the Painted Wolf Foundation in the United Kingdom. Maybe you are familiar with it. The title is ‘Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life’, by Nicholas Dyer and Peter Blinston. It is a beautiful book with a moving story about these incredible animals.
Di, I laughed when I read your description of camping in Namibia in the winter time. I know exactly what you mean. I’m sure you and John have many fascinating stories you could tell about your years spent in Africa.
Thanks for the kind words Barbara.
And as you will see, Di and I show no signs of slowing down if you look at the year we had in 2018. March in France, April and May in Africa to visit my sisters and many of our old friends and in November we headed for Australia to visit our son Riley, his wife Laura, Emmett going on 4 and Stella going on 2.
And in between some 7 new pieces. Still waiting for the latest buffalo piece to arrive from the foundry but here are 6 new pieces for you to peruse.
Black Powder – a very dynamic new sculpture of a black rhino
Fighting Talk – a bugling elk and my first sculpture of this magnificent American giant
Heading for Water – a male and female southern nyala
Little Big Buck – a male bushbuck
The Scent of Silence – a new elephant piece to add to the collection
Bait Ball Ballet – and something right out of left field – a sculpture of a yellow fin tuna
Not sure what is store for 2019 but for now, another Christmas, the festive table to consume with gay abandon, vast quantities of vittles prepared by our wonderful women folk who are singular in their frantic need to sink us into glutinous mounds of quivering Christmas overindulgence. Wonderful! The Kiddies open their presents from Santa, break some, fight over others and hide the rest!
Wishing you all a fabulous festive season. Thank you for your continued support in 2018 and very best wishes for 2019.