I just finished my first official Moleskine sketchbook, and upon flipping through and recalling the memories of the past many months, I came across this toad that I had not shared yet on my blog. We were in North Carolina for a dear friend’s wedding and stayed in a cabin deep in the woods. Naturally there was plenty of wildlife, and while most of the critters kept their distance, this large toad sat on the porch for an entire day. He even let my daughter pick him up and hold him for a bit.
We were a little worried because he was so far away from the stream but later learned that toads spend less time in water than frogs do, so I guess he knew what he was doing. Nevertheless, Toady was a fun mascot for the cabin and a lot of fun to capture in this painting. I’m excited to start a new Moleskine as the New Year approaches and can’t wait to start splashing color on those pages!