rabbit 100

21 October 2009

"Well done," said Clarissa. "Ninety-nine rabbits. You just have to do one more, and we'll be ready for Great Aunt Dahlia's one hundredth birthday party this afternoon."

"One more?" I cried. "No! I'm exhausted from all this rabbiting. I'm so tired, I can't lift my pencil any more... Are you sure she's one hundred? Could she be only ninety-nine?"

"She's definitely one hundred. You have to draw one more rabbit."

"It's no good, I can't go on." I banged my head against my desk. "She'll just have to make do with ninety-nine rabbits. I feel terrible."

I was sad and disappointed that I had failed to reach my target. I wrapped up the present that we'd got for Great Aunt Dahlia, and we hopped over to her burrow.

The party had already started. All of Great Aunt Dahlia's friends were there. "We got you this," I said, handing her the box.

"Thank you ever so much," said Great Aunt Dahlia. "I wonder what it is."

"Open it carefully!"

"Look everyone! Look what Bob Tail Rabbit brought me -- "

"-- the biggest bunch of flowers in the world!"


Late that evening, Clarissa and I stumbled home, tired but happy after the excitement of the party.

"Well done, Bob Tail Rabbit," said Clarissa as she made the cocoa. "You made it after all. I knew you could do it."

"Made it? No, I failed. I only drew ninety-nine rabbits."

"Oh, you silly Bob Tail Rabbit, look up there! You drew yourself carrying Great Aunt Dahlia's present! You drew one hundred rabbits... And then one to spare!"

"I did? I did! You're right! Good night, Clarissa!"

"Sleep well, Bob Tail Rabbit."

rabbits 96 to 99

20 October 2009

Almost there!

96 wears a badge
97 thinks we can't see him
98 makes wishes come true
99 eats... a 99

rabbits 91 to 95

19 October 2009

Look, more rabbits!

91 is shy.
92 is late.
93 stands very still.
94 has a nice cup of tea.
95 is -- hang on, that's not a rabbit! That's a naughty kitten in a very bad disguise!

rabbits 86 to 90

18 October 2009

The rabbits are here again!

86 leans over the wall.
87 sits on the wall.
88 bakes a cake.
89 and 90 will make you feel better.

rabbits 81 to 85

17 October 2009

Yes, there are more rabbits!

81 and 82 skip and jump together.
83 and 84 celebrate with champagne.
85 is a pirate on the high seas.

rabbits 76 to 80

16 October 2009

Here they are again.

76 is just here.
77 is a magic rabbit.
78 is happy.
79 dropped his number.
80 paints a picture.

rabbits 71 to 75

15 October 2009

Nearly there!

71 looks so debonair.
72 and 74 bounce 73 up in the air.
75 says the next one's over there.

rabbits 66 to 70

14 October 2009

Hello again!

66 is proud to be here.
67 reads the latest news.
68 is in charge of everything.
69 and 70 are dancing the night away!

rabbits 61 to 65

13 October 2009

They're back!

61 sits up high.
62 popped out of his hole.
63 writes a poem.
64 est un lapin fran├žais.
65 sings a song!

rabbits 56 to 60

07 October 2009

Still more rabbits!

56 is -- where is 56?
57 and 58 have got mixed up.
59 is knitting a scarf.
60 is all dressed up and ready to go.

Ah -- there is 56!

rabbits 51 to 55

02 October 2009

These rabbits have all travelled a long way to get here.

51 skated across the ice to see us.
52 is checking his map.
53 sailed the seven seas.
54 was hoping for somewhere with more sunshine.
And 55 came in a box!

rabbits 46 to 50

01 October 2009

A half-century of rabbits.

46 wears a very big badge.
47 and 48 have just arrived in their new car.
49 won a rosette for "Best Bunny".
50 has brought us a flower from his garden.

Society of Graphic and Fine Art exhibition

...And three more linocuts have been selected for the Society of Graphic and Fine Art open exhibition! The exhibition runs from 5 to 10 October, at the Menier Gallery in Southwark (five minutes walk from Tate Modern).

The three prints are:

The City

Bird in a field, Umbria

...and one more, which I've forgotten to scan!


(Approx date.) Boudhanath Sadak, Kathmandu. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, unfinished.