Sometimes when they bring us food, they undo our chains and forget to bolt the door, and then - we escape!! Today I hightailed it to Gosford Reptile Park with these two crazy artists for an afternoon of sketching critters. Being devoured on the left is Liz Annelli, and getting her head chomped on the right is Marjorie Crosby-Fairall 

We drew anything that stayed still long enough to be drawn. It's so relaxing to occasionally take time to do some observational sketching out in the real three-dimensional world. 

Imma eat all of your dangly bits, fleshy human. 

Imma eat all of your dangly bits, fleshy human. 

I also discovered that the Alligator Snapping Turtle is one of the most intimidating life forms on the planet. Every line and spike of it says "Mess with me and you'll lose one of your soft pink appendages."  I would have sketched it, but turns out it's also angry and disinclined to cooperate, so here's a photo instead. 

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