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Samantha Battersby
I'm a drawing machine and history head!
Interests: the "photo" above is of me in a past life., interests include drawing and designing new prints and originals to put in my etsy shop of course! other interests include going for walks and talking
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Behold! The shy and elusive butterfly cat going about his business. The butterfly cat is seen here fluttering above his favourite type of flower: the mauve/ blue agapanthus (which happens to be flowering at the time of writing). A shy... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at matouenpeluche
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Christmas approacheth, therefore, Cat + Confetti. Jim understands that confetti is a festive/ celebratory thing, but nevertheless is still not entirely sure about it. Meanwhile, only one more sleep until The Crown series two appeareth on Netflix! Alas, no John... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at matouenpeluche
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Twenty Cats! A collage I made from a selection of my cat drawings. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Non-cat people look away now! (*ahem*) Here's another quote for all those cat lovers out there. I didn't know Charles Dickens was a cat fancier, however, I whole heartedly agree with him on this point. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Something I did a while ago, but is perpetually relevant for any endeavour! Happy Monday! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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A thought of the day courtesy of that great Victorian/ Edwardian French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Other great things Rodin said were: "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely" "Sculpture is the art of the hole... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Recently, Taylor went to his favourite museum: The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and insisted on having his photo taken in front of his favourite work by Wassily Catinski. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Animalia - a rearranging of my alphabet poster I did a year or so ago. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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I went for a bush walk today in Garigal National park and was delighted to spot my very first echidna! He/she was very busy foraging for ants (probably) in a tree stump. It was a sight to behold and totally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Gilbert in his favourite shady spot in the garden underneath the fish ferns. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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I couldn't agree with Mr Tolle more! Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Fred and he's just delighted with everything including, in no particular order: the weather, the flowers, the sights, the sounds. In fact he's like, "Wow!". Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Maybe a Norman Foster building going up in Broadway, a garden wall also in Broadway, pumpkins, floral darleks Kings Cross, flannel flowers North Head, pine and sky Curl Curl. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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A few of my favourite things. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Glenister and the butterfly. Glenister is quite the naturalist and so as you can imagine, he is very interested in this fine blue and black butterfly. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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It's beautiful spring weather here in Sydney at the moment. I went for a bush walk today and attempted to capture some of the pretty things I saw along the way. Top left a scribbly gum, wattle (possibly hop wattle),... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Maxwell and he is a fine maine coon cat. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Martin and he is a passionate art lover. He goes gallery hopping most weekends and is very up to date on who's who in the scene. This is him looking at a work he is particularly interested in. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Maurice and he's having a walk in the garden. It's something he likes to do at least a couple of times a day so he can keep abreast of what's what and who's who in the garden arena. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Following on from the last post (Grandmaster Kitten), we have another v.famous nightclub identity: DJ Stripe. DJ Stripe does not do spoken rhyming very much. Instead he likes mixing his favourite discs together in a melange of dance floor wonderfulness.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Grandmaster Kitten. He has the tunes and the rhymes to start any party. Here's his favourite rhyme: I'm Grandmaster Kitten here on the tables selecting wicked beats whenever I am able I am the kitten that will get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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The Cat in the Moon. It depends who you are as to who you see up there in the moon. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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These are some iPhone photos I took recently - not too bad for a creaky old 4S! Stripy pink and cream sandstone that I encounter on a favourite walk. Middle Head as seen from the Grotto Point lighthouse and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Gus grooming which is something he does quite often during the normal course of the day. He likes the look of a well ordered and clean coat. The bits he can't reach (like the back of his head),... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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A Study for Two Cats. Both black and white dream boats! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at matouenpeluche