Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Friday, 10 July 2020

This one is for Geo.



Dear Geo., 

on your blog "Trainride Of The Enigmas" you wrote about that haunting experience in your garden, "Pumpkin Demon" (scroll down on the right to reach it, 6 days ago) and I am so glad that Norma was able to take a stunning photograph of it.

I asked you if I am allowed to draw that little monster - and here it is:

Pum P. Kin. 

You might have heard more of his distant cousin - who lives under the name of  Potem P. Kin
- and that says it all... 
Over-zealous he added one "P" too much, sometimes writing it out into Pjotr, claiming that his roots clung to noble Russian soil, (his knowledge of Russian aristocracy is ... erm... a bit weak, and only by  hearsay) You remember when once he tried his luck as an architect? The customers admired the beautiful fronts of the houses - but entering they were not content, too much fresh air...
His newest projects are different versions for Cindarella's pumpkin coach, digital of course.

So, you see, there is a vast difference to Pump P. Kin, who is a friendly and honest creature.

But it is easier to tell about the bad guys!   :-)

Yours truly,
Britta 



12 comments:

  1. I wonder if they are related to my feathered friend P Kin-Duck?

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  2. Wuhaha! It is Top Secret - especially these days one should not trump one's connections to China!

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  3. Dear Britta, Your drawing is fun and well-done. It bears no resemblance to Grigory Potemkin's "Village" (his peculiar approach to architecture). It is a happy work of art. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Geo.! I hope that the triplets find it amusing too - as I told you they start to have books, with pictures (and the new thing I found out in the children book store: books with felt cloth you can move and play hide and seek with - great!).

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  4. I know his brother Par S.Nip but he is the good one, married with children !!! Great drawing Britta XXXX

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    1. Thank you!
      Him being "the good one" - you bet!
      Jackie, between you and me and the gatepost - (though I prefer our German version "unter uns Pastorentöchtern" = between us, the pastor's daughters) I refer to the unsolved scientific riddle how he managed to sow wild oats, as a born Par S. Nip - Genetic Engineering ? Married: yes; children: yes! Romping on? Yes!

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  5. Well done Britta - your work reminds me of some of the illustrations done by Ernst Kreidolf, but do you know of him? He was born 1863 - 1956 in Germany, an illustrator and poet but moved to Switzerland during WWl. I did a post on him and it is here should it be of interest to you.
    https://wherefivevalleysmeet.blogspot.com/2014/09/ernst-kreidolfs-illustrations-for-der.html

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  6. Wow, thank you, Rosemary - if I ever come a bit near his skill I will be glad!
    I did not know Kreidolf before, but reading your great blogpost I was impressed by his poetic accuracy.
    When I was young I liked to open up the shepherds purse exactly in the middle of the heart, where the fine line is - there were little seeds in it, tiny "money".
    Thank you for your encouragement - and for the tipp about an illustrator I did not know.

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  7. I love it when bloggers connect this way. You enjoyed Geo's post and added to it. Marvelous!

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  8. Thank you, Emma! I am a fan of Geo. for a long long time, and admire his wit and his knowledge, and Norma's photos.

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  9. You are witty and clever. That is a wonderful little illustration.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! I bit the bullet (in Germany we say "I jumped over my shadow") - meaning: I tried to use a bit of imagination.

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