Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Journée de la Vache

There is always a story, it seems, and living in Tunisia, the stories are so different from what I would have experienced in the States. For example, yesterday was Journée de la Vache (Day of the Cow) when 3 cows invaded our citrus orchard. 
These huge animals just brush by and knock the blossoms off the trees. So I kidnapped one cow and held her hostage in my garden (she kindly mowed and fertilized the grass) until the owner showed up later in the day, worried and apologetic.
As you can see, turning a bad day into a good one, I attempted some sketches of this slow-moving beast. Actually, this was high adventure--do you have any idea how BIG a cow is?


Judy Warner said...

Love the drawings. Reminds me a bit of time in India…….

Susan said...

These are wonderful drawings, Nadia! I love seeing what you are up to. Cows are so big and their eyelashes too.

Roxanne said...

I love your cow drawings. There used to be cows grazing on the other side of the treeline from us. To hear them moo in the morning made me smile. They were sold off and the pasture plowed under. I really miss those moos! Guess I'll have to find me some cows to draw too! (But not in my garden) :)