This is Polly. I don’t know much about her, other than that she is a Greek rescue dog, which I assume means that she comes from Greece, and was rescued, and not that she goes about rescuing Greeks – which, depending on her grasp of economics, could be quite useful. Anyhow having now used up all my small talk on the subject of contemporary Greece, I must either fall back on Homer for more material, or Gerald Durrell, or just show you some pictures.
Pictures it is then:(Out, damn spot, eh?)
Eyes go in early on – if they’re not right, there’s not much point going on.
Several thread changes later – 8 or 9, I think – she’s all but done. And for no other reason than superstition, I leave the highlight in the eye till last. It’s the best bit, that Pygmalion moment when the portrait comes to life.
There you go, it is all Greek after all.And here is Polly.
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One thought on “Polly the Greek”
A lovely story following the wanderings of a once disconsolate dog now the apple of her owners’ eyes. Beautiful work and wonderful to read how it’s created