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Mome Raths & Tiger Rabbits

“I find it hard to explain my art, but then it doesn’t really need explanation.
It may seem mysterious or challenging, but all you need to do is to open your
heart to the joy and excitement of a new visual experience, to accept a new
vision of a world full of the unusual, a world of the creative imagination.”
Dahlov Ipcar

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Deep Sea Farm

calico zebras

Calico Jungle

True to her word, the art of Dahlov Ipcar is unusual and creative. This one makes me feel like I’ve really fallen down the rabbit hole…

dahlov mome raths and riger rabbits

Mome Raths and Tiger Rabbits

3 leaping tiger rabbit

Inspired by this painting, we made Tiger Rabbit toothpicks. Just in time for Easter. Pop ’em in a muffin.

2 colouring tiger rabbits

 

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For the baking challenged, Tiger Rabbits on white choc topped sprinkled banana!

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Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

This is a tale about a tiger with issues with civilization.

1 bored tiger

Bored with living polite and proper, he decides to go a little wild. He ceases to sip tea and grows a little rowdier each day. One day he goes so far as to jump out of a fountain a la nude and streak around town in his birthday suit.

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This earns him a one way ticket out of town and into the wilderness, where he can run, roar and rip into raw food to his hearts’ content.

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Alas, he grows bored of this too. He heads back to town, only to find that his friends are getting a little wilder too. Only then does he feel free to be himself, and so does everyone else (safety in numbers?)

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One question Mr.Tiger, why did you need to see that the other animals were just as weird and wild as you, before you could accept your wonderful self?

For a book about self-actualization why the need for self-validation through others? Mr Tiger, you’re much like us humans.

Mr Tiger goes wild… or does he?

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ps I love it that Mr Tiger au natural is the books centrefold!

(Tiger craft to follow ….)


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Animal Print Paper Flowers

1 All the flowers

From cavemen to cougars, animal prints have been worn by many. Some wear it well…

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 others not so much…

not so good in animal print

Many a four legged beast were thankful the world over, when in 1947 Dior turned from fur to animal print.  From Gucci to Givenchy, many designers followed.

When browsing for animal print patterns to make paper decorations with, found much of the usual safari palette… giraffe, leopard, zebra, until I stumbled across these Ashley Goldberg prints.

1 ashely goldberg collage

 My attempts at these fine prints using watercolours.

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Making Paper Lanterns using Ashley Goldberg inspired prints.

animal print paper lanterns collage

Animal print & crepe paper flowers

jungle print paper flowers