Sunday, September 5, 2010

Three creatures

The highlight of this week was a trip to the Honkey Donkey Farm...we saw many many miniature donkeys...they are very sweet creatures, healthy and quite affectionate.  Although they are small, they bray like a big donkey, and that is probably the main reason it wouldn't be wise for me to have one here.  Well, the flies would also be a problem, and it would be better to have two, so they wouldn't get lonesome.  So, it doesn't look like any mini-donks are going to be living here, but here's a photo anyway, thanks to my friend Susan, who invited me on this wonderful outing and took the picture:


And here is a baby spotted mini-donk:


I'll bet you knew this was coming...here is the Spotted Pony...he is floating down the Nile:
(not finished yet, but coming along)

23 comments:

  1. That is a most SPLENDID spotted pony afloat on his boat! If the mini donks provided inspiration then they most certainly have surpassed themselves :>]] Too cute for words, oh my......

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  2. oh, i love it. and black and white check is my favorite.

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  3. i am joyful in realizing his spots are square!

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  4. From life to cloth...this is so well done!
    The flower at the prow and mysterious moon
    and eye give the whole thing an eerie reality.

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  5. Jude, he was trying to break out of his square-ness a little bit, but decided it suited him and he likes it after all, so he is floating on a little cushion of happiness!

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  6. Patty...thanks...I like your phrase, "eerie reality"...I've begun to think all reality is a bit eerie, which is good...

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  7. Oh that is just adorable! I just see the determination and attitude.

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  8. Deanna, thank you...me too...a long time ago I had a friend with a black and white checkered kitchen floor that I admired, and more recently Jude has woken my eyes up to the beauty of checkered fabric. This cloth has a little gray in the center of the checks so it has some depth...it doesn't show in the photo...

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  9. this is really funny! i am sitting here in
    the dark laughing...the dogs don't know what
    to do, i don't often laugh in the dark.
    i came here to tell you that i laughed and
    was delighted and surprised to know that you
    get angry on Labor Day...how funny...but then
    what am i met with? but this pony on the Nile
    and jeez! there's a lot i don't know about
    you yet, isn't there.
    or
    is it the influence of those nurses......

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  10. Hi Grace...I am really glad it made you laugh, cause knowing that makes me laugh too...it's true, I was mad all afternoon, then I took a nice long walk, a really nice long walk and then realized it's Labor Day and I always get mad on Labor Day, and once I realized that everything seemed better...maybe got it out of my system for another year, or little while anyway...thanks!!

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  11. LOVE the spotted pony...so quirky, floating down the nile. What an adventure for a spotted pony!!!
    Those little donkeys are gorgeous...I would have been tempted to take one home too.

    Jacky xox

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  12. Hi Jacky...good to hear from you...last night I did some more work on the spotted pony, but I'm thinking maybe I should have left well enough alone...I guess it needs a day or 2 to settle...

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  13. They do look sweet...and ever so tempting to take home.
    I am loving your Spotted Pony floating down the Nile...looks like there is a light breeze, judging by the tail and the palm.

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  14. Hello Mo'a...yes, just a light breeze...perhaps he needs a mane too...

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  15. Spotted pony is awesome! I too love the check as well as the tail blowing in the wind. His eye is great-that expression! And now I am also in love the miniature donkeys! Think I could have one in my apartment in Hollywood?

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  16. Those little donkeys are so cute! And I love your checkerboard donkey, "floating down the Nile." I've missed the blog world and since the worst of our renovation is just about to begin, it will be a while before I get back, I guess, but I just wanted to drop in and say "Hello!" I've left a September update on my blog, and then my worries over current events, which I think means I need an art project to keep me centered!! Keep well and safe. And give Agnes a kiss for me! xo Kari

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  17. Hi Cobalt Violet...I think it is the same problem everywhere...although they are so adorable, they make a very loud noise, and the neighbors would have to be deaf or very very understanding. Alas, the likelihood is not good. Your photos are amazing...

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  18. Kari, I'm so so glad you've reappeared, if only for a short visit. I do miss you, and hope the renovation goes well...such things drag on and on, but it so worthwhile in the end...now I'm off to visit your blog...(Agnes says hello!)

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  19. This litle cloth is just beautiful! Everything is just perfect! ;from the colours you've used to the layout and shape of the boat! Spotted horse looks so blissful with his fact to the wind!

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  20. Hi Puddleduck...thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by...

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