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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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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
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Sydney is unusually chilly at the moment, but the local floral and fauna are thriving. I forget how amazingly colourful Sydney is at this time of year. These are some of the locals I took photos of on a walk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Famous Cats in History (Part Two) - A more comprehensive (and colourful) diagram. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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Famous Cats in History - a useful illustrated guide to well known famous felines. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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I have been working on two new cat prints which I present to you here. Cats? It's quite a surprise really, isn't it? (:D) Anyway, the print on the left is "Think Outside the Box". I have been the lucky... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is Owen and Gordon settled into their favourite spot in the house - a bookcase in the living room. Owen likes the shelf with the great Russian classics in it such as Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Dostoevsky's Crime and Puishment... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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This is my latest drawing/ print: Botanical Cat. This is Roy enjoying a spot of botanical appreciation. Eagle eyed readers will note that the pretty lilac lily-type flowers from the last blog post are a feature of this drawing. Next... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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So, I spent an hour in the botanics last Friday. It was a very rainy and humid hot day, but the gardens were full of flowers which more than made up for the hard work of walking there in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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I hope everyone is well and had a lovely New Year! This is my first drawing for the year 2017 and it is called "Peace Kitten" on account of the Japanese Kanji for "peace" that the small brown kitten is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at matouenpeluche
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I went for a quick one hour saunter to the city today to specifically take some photos of a very pretty corner of Hyde Park that I've always admired. It is the Sandringham Memorial Garden and Fountain which was completed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Happy Christmas dear readers! May tomorrow be a festive occasion full of good food, good company and good cheer! Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is my new print - A Good Book and Thou. I think it is the height of contentment reading a terrific book with a feline companion asleep on your lap. Also, please note my nod to Christmas with the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is Taylor - a local tuxedo cat who hangs out next to a gigantic set of stairs near where I live. He's very self composed, and will happily accept a stroke from a passerby. He seems to enjoy watching... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Bosch (season 1 & 2) Images from here. Bosch is a detective series set in L.A. that is based on the novels of Michael Connelly (who incidentally had a large hand in the making of this series). I love it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is Nathan with his Catch of the Day! Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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This is my new print "Reading Books". The last book I read, which I highly recommend, was "Experience" by Martin Amis. It is an autobiography/ collection of memoirs that he wrote several years ago which I've been meaning to read... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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Another beautiful fashion illustration from my favourite art deco illustrator George Barbier. For more gorgeous George you can click here: George Barbier. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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I made my drawing "Betty and Friend" into an animated gif! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at matouenpeluche
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The Willoughby Incinerator is an Art Deco gem that has been lovingly restored and converted into a a cafe and art gallery. Built and designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1930, it is also very historic. As you may or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at matouenpeluche