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Mud in the veins.

Mud in the veins, mud in the soul.

Mud in the hallway and over the door.

Mud on my shoes, mud on the dog.

Mud.

Hello January, you’re very muddy this year.

I felt a watercolour touch was apt as I haven’t actually dried out from walking in the rain for over a month.

Running bean.

There’s magic in drawing. Not sure how it works but it’s made me stop in my tracks today.

I painted this about 15 years ago, long before Gruff was born.

We were tidying up his room today, so we dusted it down and cleaned it up.

We were laughing as he asked me did I paint this for him (as it looks exactly like him right now).

It has always been in his room on his shelf.
I said well how could I?

I loved the idea of a gangly, little boy with messy hair,  running so fast like a cheetah. I like to draw animals, I always have.

Here he is in my house, today. My little running bean who loves to run.

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