Here’s the alternative; Jan likes this one more, even if it’s not so very typical field mouse. And talking about mice; my husband found a very beautiful apartament in outer wall, when he was taking the plaster down; it was in empty space between trunks. Two rooms, one partially filled with corn. Must be bedroom and dining room. Well, the wall got seriously rebuilt, so this mouse probably won’t be able to come back. It must be very angry now.
This mouse is a character from a fairytale by Jan Andre Kallestad, but I think it will be my mouse, and for Jan I’ll draw another; he would like to have more childish-style mouse, smaller and funnier animal with bigger ears. So, there will be one more teacup drawing soon. All heaters hang on walls; we are happy.
A new series of illustrations for Jan; no more ghost stories, these are fairytales. First story is about snowflakes, who sit up there in a cloud and have a lot to discuss before they make the big jump. They have beautiful names like Kristin or Astri, so they are all girls. Ink, crayons and computer; I’ve made it more blue then it really was.
This week the house has been one big mess, now things are more or less OK. New heaters hang on walls. Most walls are painted. Most furniture back in place. Kitchen still out of use, so I have to cook on verandah. Not much different then cooking under tents; with a bit of good will, you may even consider this to be a holiday attraction. This is the only drawing I’ve made this week, late evening, when cleaning was over. I think I want to be this mouse.