Thursday, 14 August 2008

Chopping and Changing


I thought I ought to just mention that you will almost certainly be seeing some alterations to the way this blog looks over the next few weeks. Sorry for all the chopping and changing, I know it's already morphed its appearance once! I need to get my head around how things work, then I need to wait for a bit of a breathing space, so I can concentrate on the design side of things. Got a lot on next week, but perhaps after that...

I apologise if it's all a bit disorientating, but I will get there in the end. In the meantime, here's a silly picture to brighten up this post. It's an illustration that I did a while back, just for fun (or perhaps for catharsis?) when we were looking after a friend's cat for few weeks, while she moved house. Clyde was very loving and a joy to have around in all respects EXCEPT his personal hygene. I think to be fair he was a bit upset by it all, but unfortunately he chose to express his problems in pee. He peed everywhere, in copious quantities. Our friend was mortified and paid for someone to steam clean the house, but it smelled for ages!

12 comments:

weechuff said...

Wahahaha! This picture made me smile. I bet you were tearing your hair out. I would have been! And what good news about 'The ABC of Nursery Rhymes'

Lynne Chapman said...

I certainly was! I'd liked to have torn the hair out of the cat once or twice too...

granny grimble said...

Still trying to get a comment onto your blog. Here goes once more.
Everyone is really enjoying this site Lynne. Please keep them coming!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ha ha ha ha! Lovely picture - not such lovely wee though!

The blog layout is much better ;O)

Croom said...

Hi Lynne
You know that poor moggy was just marking his new territory (or so they say!)

I am so enjoying your blogs. Loved the drawing, can I download it to put into my Lynne folder?
Tinax

Rich Dansereau said...

First I found my way here thanks to Babs! Your illustrations are simply wonderful! I think that poor cat was probably quite nervous with the upset to his usual surroundings and routine. Shame your carpet and noses had to suffer the consequences. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Lynne Chapman said...

Hi Tina -

Glad you're enjoying it! Feel free to download and pass-on anything you like. Should be some more interesting material by the end of the week, as I am out & about working with kids quite a lot.

Jay said...

Aaah, nothing worse than cat pee!

I love the picture though, so some good came of it, huh? LOL!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Just dropped over from Babs blog. Your illustrations are fantastic!

Love Clyde, lol.

Lynne Chapman said...

Hi Rich, Jay & Drowsy Monkey! Great to have you on board. Glad you liked the pee story and pics.

We have a history of difficult cats in our household and there are more pics to come illustrating their foibles..

Swubird said...

Lynne:

I stopped on the recommendation of Babs. Great site, and wonderful illustrations. Looks like you definitely have a gift.

I'm a little old for children's books but, but ironically, my Queen has collected about 300 old Golden Books. I really don't now what we're going to do with all of them.

Nice site.

Happy trails.

Lynne Chapman said...

Hi Swubird - glad you like the website. I've built it up over quite a few years and keep adding my new stuff, so that it's turning into a bit of a monster! Great fun though.