When Life Gives You Lemons… Eat them!

When I was a kid I used to love to eat lemon slices dipped in sugar. Thinking about it, even nowadays, lemons are an essential part in my kitchen. Sometime instead of tea I just drink hot lemon, and lemon is part of many dishes I cook. Pasta with salmon – lemon – cream sauce is one of my favourites.

The capybara went for a more direct approach.

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Drink Margarita!

Yep. So there is an option for everyone.

Which one are you?

Lemonade, Tequila or Margarita? Or do you prefer to just eat the lemon?

When Life Gives You Lemons

I did like the idea of the first capybara I had drawn in October surrounded by lemons and thought I revisit it.

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Which one do you like better? Number 1 or number 2?

Mr Fox and the Giant

Today we had a truly beautiful sunrise at noon. Icelandic winter skies can be beautiful if the weather doesn´t try to kill you. Shortest day of the year is almost upon us.

The Mr Fox story continues. But I am still not sure where it leads to….

Have a lovely Sunday!

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Just One of Those Days

Where you don´t really know what to do, but would like to do something, but you also cannot be bothered to move…

I find that an appropriate title for this image. Unless you have a better idea?

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Wanna Visit Me in My Shoe?

Got inspired by a fabulous pair of high heels. I would like to wear them but then I like my feet more. I think it is simply not worth it to endure the pain. I have tried many high heels over the years and if I should one day come across the perfect pair I will grab them.

Until then I will simply enjoy my more moderate heels.

Inktober – Wisp II

Experimented with masking fluid for the wisp. It worked rather well I have to say. What kind of spirits have you encountered in the forest?

Mr Fox does not seem scared. He is rather surprised about the apparition it seems. Or maybe he just plays it cool?

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I Hate Camping

Ok, maybe that´s a bit too harsh. Let´s put it that way. I don´t entirely dislike it but I am definitely a good weather camper. Or glamper!

Camping in the Icelandic highlands this summer in perfect conditions was the best that could have happened and I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I do want good food, a cosy mattress and sunshine. Otherwise I will be miserable.

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I Wanna Listen to the Radio

I think we need some cheerful music on this dull and grey November day. The clouds are hanging so low, it almost feels like you can touch them.

Mr Fox and his struggles with the radio – part II. This was part I.

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Inktober Day 12 – Slippery

Seems I forgot to post day 12 of Inktober. I am also still missing the last 2 days of Inktober as last weekend did not leave any time for drawing. They will follow soonish.

I haven´t been tubing in a long time but it is so much fun! Therefore this Capybara ventured out of its natural habitat to give it a try.

Have you tried it?