On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Friday, November 09, 2007

What's a bandicoot?

I came across a photo of a bandicoot in an old National Geographic and it looked so cute I felt invited to draw it. I have no idea what a bandicoot is, where it lives or if I should expect to see one when I open the garage door some morning. But here's one to help me identify the real thing should one ever cross my path.

5 comments:

  1. Yup - those critters are cute. I don't think you'll see these little marsupials where you live unless you go to the zoo. They're in New Guinea and Australia. Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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  2. I believe Sherry is right, so you're probably safe in your garage (lol) but boy are they cute! You're drawing is excellent - such personality!

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  3. Very nice job. This little one looks really adorable. I didn't know such an animal existed, so thanks for sharing. It is always exciting to see what sometimes highly unusual beings and things EDM members draw.

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  4. Yes, Sherry and Juj are right. The Bandicoot is a marsupial and found on the eastern side of Australia. You can read more at this link if you're interested - http://australian-animals.net/bandi.htm

    Great sketch, Barbara!

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  5. Great sketch and you're right! He is the cutest little rodent.

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