Behind my parents’ house there is a very steep hill. In this hill are a series of small holes in which live a curious little creature. The mountain beaver. They look a bit like marmots or very large rodents. They build little apartment complexes like hobbits in the dirt, equipped with vents for their bathrooms! A sophisticated animal, I should think. I have never actually seen one, can you believe it? So I like to imagine that they are very private and ornate!
Here is a sketch I did of my parents’ house I did a couple days ago. Can you imagine a colony of sweet little mountain beavers dining on ferns behind it? (They really do eat ferns. I looked it up and it said they eat bracken and fiddleheads and sword ferns. How darling can you be??)
disclaimer: The diggory painting is quite long and I had to splice three pieces of it together. My next purchase will be a scanner because none of my work is getting captured very sharp or crisp. And the shadows! Eep! I also forgot to outline the table top so I’ll do that and scan it, and repost it someday. Hopefully soon :)
Oh and I got the idea for Diggory’s name from an episode of Cat in the Hat. An earthworm was named diggory. Such a perfect name for an animal who digs!!