Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mouse and Lion

Here's a story or fable of some sort...What is going on here? Any ideas? If anyone has a suggestion I can illustrate, I'll continue this story in tomorrow's post.

Edit: Now that I think about it...if you comment, and it's a suggestion I can execute, I'll illustrate it and send you a small (4 1/2" x 5") print of your idea if you . I'm thinking add-ons -
We'll have to work out the email/address thing if I don't have your address now. I'll do illustrations for the first six suggestions (there's one comment so far).

I may make this a regular feature. Work with me! C'mon, it'll be fun!

16 comments:

Eva said...

Incredible! One great drawing after another, such a busy lady. -- Looks like the mouse is informing the lion that since the opening of an animal parliament, the king of animals is obsolete. I wonder if it is true.

herhimnbryn said...

'Ok, now I've go your attention, relax and just listen. We can work it out.'

Frederik Jurk said...

"Come on, just tell me. How did you get your hair so curly?"

Love the lions facial expression ;)

flawsnall said...

"Now, lay down, so I can really yell at you!"

jude said...

i say that mouse has a plan and the lion is listening.

Nao said...

Mouse says:

"You see, just because your bigger and louder doesn't mean your stronger. Not everything about strength has to do with bigness or loudness. Sometimes strength has to do with what you can't see, or hear, but what you simply know is there, deep down. Deep down strength is what makes the impossible, possible. So whatta ya say, shall we explore possibility together. Mouse and Lion making the seemingly impossible, possible.

a-dog-a-day said...

I love this

Chrisy said...

..loved the drawing and have enjoyed so much reading the creative suggestions on your blog readers..your pic jogged my thinking about 'size' and humanity's perception of it as having value in terms of big is better...if it's not okay to kill a lion why is it okay to trap a mouse, ditto an elephant versus an ant...or a whale versus a fly...thanks for the thought provoking post!

Rick said...

This actually reminds me of my wife (alleged "mouse") lecturing me (supposed "lion") about my bad habits:

"Yeah, whatever. But you can fold your own damned underwear."

Adam said...

This reminds me of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz. I think the mouse is telling him in no uncertain terms how to not be afraid of stupid humans!

Indrani said...

There is one old Indian tale on these two characters. It is something like this:

The Lion almost makes a meal out of the rat, when the rat pleads to be spared.
The rat promises to help the lion if ever he(the lion) gets in to trouble.
The Lion laughs at the idea, but lets him go.
Sometime later the lion gets trapped in a hunters' net.
Now the rat rescues the lion by tearing the net with its sharp teeth.
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The lion and the rat are friends. :)You ca guess the moral of the story!

Eva said...

Now mouse and lion are members of Parliament, wearing robes and white wigs, and holding speaches to the House. The face of the winner of a voting shows great satisfaction, but who is he...?

word verif.: outsh

mouse (aka kimy) said...

delightful....there are so many tales of wonderful mice! alas, this week has been terribly busy so I've fallen behing in keeping up on all the wonderful blogs in my cyberhood....I do like this series....

bindu said...

I love the expression on the lion's face!

Xovika said...

I love your lion! Look at his nose!

Wildeve said...

I love the look on the lion's face, too. He looks intimidated and surprised by that.