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With the theme being mystical/mythical creatures, it looks like our Summer Reading mascot will be a jackalope this year! Actually, the State advocated for "Build a Better World" but we wanted this to be a fun program and went our own way.Perhaps "Make the World Great Again!" was seen lurking in that program ;o)

I had to scribble this on the whiteboard this morning after seeing the professionally done critter.



I'm trying to talk the Children's Librarian into buying this plush for her desk as well

Memories

Feb. 19th, 2017 02:58 pm
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After finishing taxes today I used my Paint Shop Pro program to browse the files I saved off of my dying portable drive. This was fitting as PSP was my first picture editing software (and a bootleg version it was, in 1997). I'm floored at the information that was on here: my first webpages from both IDS.net (now defunct) and www.tigress.com/moonhare/ :o) So many pics! A lot of computer/mouse drawn and even more sketchy stuff. I'm so happy to see these again.

Like this one-



1997- Someone random in chat asked for a picture of a hug. Can't say if they liked this, but I did.

I had a happy half hour just browsing folders. The files range from 1996 to about 2011. I didn't read the text files but concentrated on the draws and other pictures: I'm a visual kind of fur ;o)

I remember drawing these rabbits during my "Franz Marc" period



I love Marc's use of colors and his mysticism and symbolism. I can't touch that, but at the time I was really into blues and yellows in my coloring and painting.

I used to draw randomly on whatever paper was available: I had it bad! I got the idea along the way to bind up pics in like groups, like this little book of deities-



I have to find that booklet again and look at what is included. I think my angus dei is in it along with my St. Luke draws, but maybe it's just some Babylonian stuff (like the water colored calf on the cover).

As I say to myself frequently, I need to get back into this again!
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Another child star entering rocky adolescence...  A favorite draw I thought I had lost but was residing on the elder pc; A converted gif.
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"All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."
— Frith to El-ahraira in Watership Down (Richard Adams)

Yeah, okay...

Honestly? I'm not a big fan of Watership Down.  I've gone for years listening to other furs discuss the book zealously, and have always felt a bit guilty, maybe jealous, that they were getting so much more out of it than I was. It made me feel like maybe I was out of sync with the furry rabbit world: still does, truth be known. I know this is a landmark book for many a bunny, but after three readings of it, once in 1973, once in 1997, and again two years ago, I have to admit that it just doesn't whisper to my inner rabbit the way it seems to shout to others'.

I don't dislike Watership Down; it's well written and the prose absorbed my thoughts to the point that I could watch the story unfolding believably in my mind. There's just something about the style and settings that doesn't click with me. I love folklore and tolerate fakelore, but the El-ahrairah references and bunny-speak overwhelm me.

All of this occurred to me, again, when I found this pic I did in 1997. Based loosely on the movie version of Fiver, I think I drew it to feel connected with my then online rabbit friends. They're all gone, those bunnies, moved on; I'm left with the pic, musing on those times.



(posted on LJ separately without linking; next time I'll start here...)

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