The Fox and the Goat
A fox one day fell into a deep well and could find no means of escape. A goat, overcome with thirst, came to the same well, and seeing the fox, inquired if the water was good. Concealing his sad plight under a merry guise, the Fox indulged in a lavish praise of the water, saying it was excellent beyond measure, and encouraging him to descend. The Goat, mindful only of his thirst, thoughtlessly jumped down, but just as he drank, the Fox informed him of the difficulty they were both in and suggested a scheme for their common escape. “If,” said he, “you will place your forefeet upon the wall and bend your head, I will run up your back and escape, and will help you out afterwards.” The Goat readily assented and the Fox leaped upon his back. Steadying himself with the Goat’s horns, he safely reached the mouth of the well and made off as fast as he could. When the Goat upbraided him for breaking his promise, he turned around and cried out, “You foolish old fellow! If you had as many brains in your head as you have hairs in your beard, you would never have gone down before you had inspected the way up, nor have exposed yourself to dangers from which you had no means of escape.”
Look before you leap.
Media: Water Colours, Copic Multiliners, Faber Castell Crayons, White Gelpen
Also posted to my DeviantArt Gallery.
The backgrounds on this series of illustrations are created using watercolours and salt sprinkled onto it while the paint is still wet.
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life at the moment, what with setting up as a freelance graphics and webdesigner and trying to get my life overall sorted out. I’m trying to set up my own source of income and at the same time still find time for physical activity, creativity, loved ones and all the rest… It just all feels a bit much at the moment and I feel like I’m making progress way slower than I’d like…
Checking out a new karate club tonight… I really miss my sport and haven’t really found a club yet that gives me the intensity I need. Maybe this time I’ll find something suitable. Had a wonderful walk home though today from my boyfriends house, about 7 – 8 km I think. Feels so good to get some excercise, fresh air and sun… Taking care of the basics really makes a difference…