original colored pencil by Hannah Dautel
As we come to the close of Military Appreciation Month, Ajax salutes our nation’s five branches of service, and honors the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Wishing you a reflective Memorial Day from all of Team Ajax.
All images © 2017 Hannah E. Dautel
“All musicians have had one: a bad day of practice, where nothing goes right and you just can’t get the notes out. Have you ever wondered why? Simple–the note was stuck!”
The writer re-dipped her pen and sketched three roly-poly rabbits snuggled together. She added the fourth rabbit, sitting impishly off by himself.
“…Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter.”
The Early Years
Born July 28, 1866 into a wealthy London family, Helen Beatrix Potter enjoyed all the niceties of Victorian England’s upper-class. The family’s long summer holidays in Scotland, Wales, and northern England fed the young girl’s colorful imagination. Her early love affair with the Lake District, in particular, had a profound influence on her art style and story settings, which would someday center around her own beloved Hill Top Farm.