The everyday journal of artist, writer and illustrator Jackie Morris, in words and pictures.
This is lovely, but I am fascinated by your seemingly endless supply of taxidermy! Where does it all come from? I have to make do with posing and photographing things that the cats bring in.
Sometimes, if I walk over the Wye Bridge just as dawn is breaking, I can see the silhouette of a kingfisher in an overhanging tree, waiting...waiting. It's a good way to start the day!
I agree with Danielle, I envy your collection of taxidermy - so wonderful to see your source and also know that your art is inspired by the real thing. So much better then left over 'cat food' lol...
Maybe I will introduce you all tpo all of my stuffed friends. But first... I was in a second hand shop, buying an owl when the man said, I have a heron at home if you are interested. I said, "how big is it?". " Size of a heron" he answered. Silly question really.
Thanks for sharing all your animals (both living and stuffed for inspiration). I remember my Oma and Opa had a small stuff hawk in their drawing room in San Francisco, but before I was old enough to appreciate its beauty, all his/her feathers fell out. They brought him from Germany so I think the overseas trip did him in !! -- I have always thought that Oma should have made a little dressing gown for him, just to keep him warm !!
I have a feeling I'm going to fall in love with that mouse. . .
Ha Ha I loved your little story about the Heron!!We have a red squirrel,ooooh! I know dastardly...but it was brought as a gift for my husband years ago(not by me!). And a very ancient baby alligator now much the worse for wear. I too love all your taxidermy, fascinating.Hugs Jane
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