Saturday, October 04, 2008

Animal Advice series

I just want to share a sneak peek of a new (first ever!) series I'm brewing up for the shop. The animal advice series will be a small collection of prints highlighting one particular animal and the advice on life I expect it would give if it could. I'm considering the natural habits and peculiarities of a few species and then translating those features into little pearls of wisdom from the animal kingdom.

The only one I've finished is the goldfish. Considering the goldfish's reputation for having a short memory; it's bit of advice is "fuggetaboutit". "Fuggetaboutit" has been a popular phrase in my home since Justin and I saw a hilarius skit about "fuggetabuddies". I hope I can find it on youtube to share.

The next few I have are sketches waiting to be printed. I have the serene whale advising us to "take a deep breath" and an upturned beetle realizing that " a little change can be refreshing.".

I'll probably make a bee, a sloth, a squirrel and a rabbit (of course) in the next few days. I'd love to hear what you think about these (especially since I haven't printed them up yet).


Anonymous said...

I love them! I always believe everything cute animals tell me so this could prove useful.

Christine said...

A sloth would certainly have some good advice about "slowing down to smell the coffee Or the flowers". Everyone is so busy in their own little worlds today, they are forgetting about those around them or if they are aware of those around them, they don't treat them very kindly. We all need to heed the advice of a sloth and slow down, stop stressing and be NICE to each other!!!! :o)

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

I like what the whale has to say, especially. Cute idea.

Anonymous said...

What about a Kimono Dragon saying, "For the last time, NO! I cannot breathe fire!"

Anonymous said...

Dammit, I mean Kimodo. Now I look dumb on your blog.