FFfAW #162

Oh this has got my mind working!

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan

Every day a clean slate would be set up outside the shack just before midday.
He couldn’t read or write, but his drawings were out of this world, and every day at 12.15 he would arrive and lay out his chalks.
He could do animals, portraits, landscapes, galaxies, anything you wished, all for the cost of a meal, but you had to get there early and be prepared to stay all day if he chose you, as he only drew once.
This went on for years, and in households, flats, businesses, shopping malls, arts centres, and public libraries you would find his work.
He died two years ago, but every day just before midday, a clean slate would be erected by the door. The owners renamed their coffee-house The Clean Slate in his honour.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to FFfAW #162

  1. James says:

    Must have been tough to preserve his works permanently if they were rendered in chalk.

  2. Sweet story! He sounds like a great artist. Great ending!

  3. And that is how legends get made!

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