So it’s not all bees. I decided I should do an etching of my much loved, long gone, but never forgotten lurcher, Jessie. This really belongs in my neglected dogblog and will get there soon I guess. Jessie was a rescue dog, left by some travellers on Lincoln Common. She was the most elegant, gentle and delightful dog you could wish for. She made a pair with my other big bad hairy lurcher Charlie.
I wanted to try some much more sweeping strokes in the hard ground rather than short scratches. So I have a typically windy and grey Lincolnshire sky with some tiny church spires on the horizon. The first proof had only Jess and the sky. I added the hares in a strip along the bottom. Being a lurcher she loved to chase hares ( and squirrels) and dreamt about them often …so she told me :)
Jessie’s Constant Dream.
This is also dedicated to Barbara and Stan Kempton who became Jess’ wonderful carers and lavished more love, care and attention on this little dog than she or I ever deserved. She was the luckiest dog in the world.