Friday, 13 November 2020

AEDM - Day 13 - Turtle

For Art Every Day Month today, I sketched a turtle. 

I always thought that tortoises were different but, in fact, they are turtles too. Apparently, 'turtles' is the umbrella name for ALL turtle species of which tortoises belong.  I did know that tortoises tend to have the club-like feet as they spend most of their lives on land whereas, sea turtles usually have webbed feet. 

This cute guy is a turtle because his feet are webbed and the shell is gently curved.

This was after the first layer of colour 

To check out everyone else's art for today, click HERE.

It dawned on me that it is Friday the 13th! 
Are any of you superstitious?  

When my son was around 9 years old, he had to have grommet surgery due to having glue ear. The hospital booked the surgery date for Friday the 13th. I didn't think too much of it until my friend visited. She happened to be a nurse and, as soon as I mentioned Bradley's surgery date, she advised me to postpone the surgery ASAP.  She went on to tell me several of her own personal Friday the 13th stories and also of people she knew. Basically, she put the heebie-jeebies into me and, needless to say, I postponed the surgery. 

Do you have any Friday the 13th stories you'd care to share in the comments? 

Until tomorrow, 

Love, Light, and Peace to All.


  1. Your attention to detail is amazing. This is so well done and looks just like a turtle, too.

    Even if I were superstitious, I'm not going anywhere today, so it won't affect me. I may snuggle just a little closer to the "boys," but that would be it. I've done Friday 13th posts on GOOD superstitions and on BAD superstitions.

  2. What an amazing drawing, the colours and movement are just right, Brilliant.

  3. No FRiday the 13th stories for me, except being told the old wives tales by my mother. Who did believe them but liked to tell us. LOVE the tortoise/turtle. You are right about the classification too. I learned that not all that many years ago, and found it really interesting. OK, enough about me. Love today's journal drawing. You are very talented. Hope all goes well for you on this 13th!

  4. I love your turtle Serena! I have a pair of tortoises that look very similar, apart from the feet of course. They're sleeping soundly right now.
    Alison xx

  5. Girl your art is stunning. The detail of the little guy is amazing. I wish I had some of your talent. As for Friday the 13th, they are always lucky for me. Only good happens on that day. Enjoy yours.

  6. What an amazing turtle drawing. Elizabeth alerted me to this blog. She knows I love turtles.
    As for Friday the 13th... here in Spain it is said that Tuesday the 13th is unlucky!

  7. I forgot it was Friday the 13th! Already 8pm here so all went pretty well so far--ROFL! ;)
    Love the turtle!! :)

  8. I knew about the turtles and tortoises. All tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises.

    I've never found Friday the 13th to be unlucky. It was certainly a good Friday the 13th for me this time around anyhow.