Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Owl and the Pussy Cat Centre.

On Monday evening the Dawn Patroller was asked to go to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses to photograph a very important visitor.

He took loads.  I am only showing you two.


Eral is a Great Horned Owl and appeared in the Harry Potter Films.   She delivered the letter to Harry in the first film.  Above is her outside the Lighthouse, on the roof of the castle, within which the Lighthouse was built.



This is another of Eral out on the balcony of the lighthouse.  She was being screamed at by Skurries (Herring Gulls) and is watching them intently.

On the 9th August there is to be an event at the lighthouse with Eral and friends as a huge fundraising event. The website is www.owlandpussycatcentre.co.uk.  You can get full information from there, perhaps one of the events on that day will be near you.

 They also have a facebook page.  

The owls and their handlers do a lot of work with people with mental health problems.

Here is Hedwig, from the website, not taken by the DP, although the website is now showing lots of his pictures of Eral.



I have been asked to paint a picture and donate it to be auctioned to raise funds.




So here is my first take on Eral.  (The 'frame' is just me playing about as to where I eventually want it to go.)

The next is on the drawing board. 

 I have had great fun and pleasure having a go at these paintings and there are more to come.

I have been able to sit and paint quite a lot as I have had a return of my old enemy pleurisy.  Fortunately my G.P. prescribed my antibiotics some weeks back so that I can have them ready for any such visitation.  It has made a big difference and although ill it is nothing like as bad as in the past.  But all the meetings and doings of this week I have still had to cancel.  So - plusses and minuses.

All I need now is one of their cats to paint!

 

3 comments:

rusty duck said...

Your owl studying the herring gulls is really good Jill. Get well soon x

christinelaennec said...

Jill just this afternoon I was looking at your wee timourous "moosie" and thinking how very lifelike it is. Your owls are equally full of life. How interesting to read about these avian movie stars!

Look after yourself, please.

BadPenny said...

Wonderful Jill x