|Ravens also called crows|
|Bride walking in creek I Arthur Boyd 1957|
Drawing Challenge :: CROW
Well teaching recommences this week and its almost criminal how much work I still have to do before Im ready. I have spent the last 3 weeks putting together course work, grading students and buckets of documentation for records (my least favourite job!).
So in the small window of time that I have found for the challenge it had to be swift and effective those were my objectives.
I love crows but I hate saying out loud "I love crows" because in aussierules footy this is the mascot and name (Adelaide Crows) of the team in the competition that my team Port Adelaide Power despise.
Crows or RavensIn Melbourne Victoria where I live we have Ravens not crows they are quite big and very noisy. They have a very funny walk and I love their character and think I would love one as a pet.
Arthur Boydis an Artist I have admired for a very long time. He painted a series of paintings called the bride series, depicting aboriginal women dressed in bridal gowns for the white men. Boyd was appalled by the conditions and plight of the australian aborigine. A crow/raven features in most of them.
I was born a croweaterA croweater is a (non-derogatory) nickname for an inhabitant of the state of South Australia (Australia).
The term derives from the fact that South Australians ate crows due to poverty when the free-settled colony of South Australia was established in 1836.
This was a fabulous challenge hosted by the lovely and talented Carole. Please pop over to Caroles blog and follow the links to see other responses to the challenge.
Have a good week
PS: I had embeded some amazing crow clips but blogger didnt seem to like them so had to remove them if you would like to watch them I have linked to them here and here.
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