Sandra Woods
Art despite pain

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(posted on 14 Jan 2024)

This is another of my daily sketches, as part of my January self-challenge to start the year with a creative boost.
Hopefully this looks more like an antique-style plush fox than a teddy bear!
And yes, the ears on this furry fox really are that lopsided.
I've realized fairly quickly - from doing these daily sketches - that many of the antique or antique-style items in my home are really quite 'lumpy' and asymmetrical.
It makes them hard to capture believably in just lines, in pencil sketches, but it's also part of their charm.
My inspiration for the sketch I'm posting today, and for bringing home this little fox many years ago, was the Fox in "The Little Prince"; the marvelous book written by French military pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
It was the Fox who spoke some of my favourite lines in this book:
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur.
L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
"One sees clearly only with the heart.
What is essential is invisible to the eye."