"The Owl and the Pussycat" features four anthropomorphic animals – an owl, a cat, a pig, and a turkey – and tells the story of the love between the title characters who marry in the land "where the Bong-tree grows". The Owl and the Pussycat set out to sea in a pea green boat with honey and "plenty of money" wrapped in a five-pound note. The Owl serenades the Pussycat while gazing at the stars and strumming on a small guitar. He describes her as beautiful. The Pussycat responds by describing the Owl as an "elegant fowl" and compliments him on his singing. She urges they marry but they don't have a ring. They sail away for a year and a day to a land where Bong trees grow and discover a pig with a ring in his nose in a wood. They buy the ring for a shilling and are married the next day by a turkey. They dine on mince and quince using a "runcible spoon", then dance hand-in-hand on the sand in the moonlight. (Wikipedia)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
1. Red Fox
The pointed ears, slender muzzle, and slanted eyes, bushy and unusually long tail, coupled with its small size and orange-red coloration, make the red fox instantly recognizable to most observers. The tail is typically up to 70% of head and body length. The eyes of mature animals are yellow. The nose is dark brown or black. The pelt color of red foxes ranges from a pale yellowish red to deep reddish brown on the head, sides and back, and white, ashy or slate gray on the underside. The lower legs are usually black and the tail has a white tip. (info from NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife)
There is a spot on my drive to buying art supplies where the road comes to a T, this is where I have seen a red fox. You can understand why cartoonists have depicted them as being sly. They have a certain way of slinking with their head slightly lowered.
2. Owl site.
3. Wolf Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ is a popular destination for those interested in wolves.
4. Black Bear protocol for when you encounter a bear.
8. Porcupinehere.I have never seen one in the wild.
All my masks are available here.
I am also available to design custom masks for special events.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016