Saturday, April 2, 2011

Portrait of a Moose

I've been trying to break out of my rigid ways of doing things, and wanting to do some art that didn't involve any planning.  So two nights ago I got out some card stock, a black pen, and I doodled on the card stock.  When I'd finished doodling and took a look at it, I saw a moose's head.  I added the big eyeball, got out my collection of markers, and had a ball coloring it.  Doing zentangles lately seems to have freed me up enough that I was able to do this.  I'm quite pleased with it.  I named my moose Morris, and wrote a few words in his honor.  :o)

Mister Morris Moose,
after primping and preening,
posed for his portrait.

So yesterday I was at a used bookstore (The Book Shop) and found a book called Wild Lands for Wildlife: America's National Refuges.  When I saw this picture of a moose I had to buy the book.  Don't you think there's a fair resemblance to my Morris??

That's Ed - holding the book open for me.


Lee said...

Actually, Morris is much cuter! Definitely related but from the happy side of the family :D
Love it!

Pepper Cory said...

The moose begs to become fabric--tactile as well as flat art.

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Yarnhog said...

I love it! Such great colors, too.