The artist who became a stag

What do you reckon? Good for a night at the opera?

Maybe not so much for the people sitting behind me.

My friend Jules always has incredible things lying around in her amazing jewellery shop.

I found these antlers, and so of course I tried them on for size.

There's a Greek myth about a hunter called Actaeon, who gets turned into a stag as punishment for gazing at a naked virgin while she was bathing.

I haven't been gazing at any naked virgins lately, so I haven't been turned into a stag – but sometimes when I'm painting animals, I can kind of get the feeling that I am becoming that creature, for a little while.

Unfortunately for Actaeon, he got ripped to pieces by his own dogs, so I'd definitely recommend having a go at being an artist instead.

Pearl