Professor Badger, a quick gouache and pencil sketch
Have you ever met Professor Badger?
He’s kind and he’s funny and he’s oh so clever.
Many years ago when he was much younger
He would go digging many kinds of treasure.
His work was fun, he was an archaeologist,
A courageous fellow, an explorer with a twist.
In castles, in forests, through rain and nightly mist,
He would dig, he would draw and he would check his list.
But now that he’s grown old his poor bones are tired
So a few years ago he had to retire.
Now he likes to spend time sitting in an armchair
Writing his life story which one day he will share.
I started this little poem in 2015 along with the painting I showed you last night. It was time for it to be finished. It’s a first draft of course. It’ll need more work one day! - 2 hours ago