Court Lodge Calendar Sketch has been set up to produce artwork inspired by the beauty of this East Sussex gem!
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Sunday, 29 April 2012

There sure are a lot of rabbits...

The birds were singing and the grass was green, but it seemed that most of the animals had the good sense to stay warm and dry, that is all except for the rabbits, and I. They seemed to be everywhere and yet covert, like little coordinated illegal gatherings reminiscent of Shaun Tan's wonderful book, The Rabbits. Suddenly I envisioned thousands of milk rabbits, farmed like cows, roaming the Pevensy Levels and being milked by tiny little rabbit milking machines or by disgruntled and under employed faeries put out of work by a lack of magic... but I digress. I am soaked through and warming slowly on my second cup of tea. The farm was wet and windy. My hiking boots are less waterproof than they used to be and it is impossible to sketch in pencil when your page is wet. You would think that this would be obvious, but now I know... Things that will be included in April's picture, green grass, rain, cows, rabbits, a fleet footed fox and cowslips... oh! and swallows :) ... and once again a pervasive sense of amity, thank you Court Lodge Farm, beautiful, even when wet.


  1. You are a trooper! I think of the south downs as a bit like one of those hidden image posters. You don't see them at first but once you spot the bunnies you realise they are everywhere, every few feet! How are those drum skins coming btw?

  2. Yes, the sussex rabbit skin drum idea is still gestating, but wouldn't it be wonderfull if drums just popped out of the warrens instead of rabbits... mmm, maybe a little less tranquil! :)