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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

everybody loves BUNNIES...

I sure do!  My favorite childhood book was PETER RABBIT and I remember well the horror of Peter's father made into a PIE (the English sure are strange) and wondering for years what chamomile tea was.  But Beatrix Potter is a hero of mine:  always observing, always drawing, illustrating notes and letters to others:  I do that!  She also bought and preserved thousands of acres of England's prettiest countryside, and donated it  as preserved parkland.

ANYWAY, we have bunnies everywhere outside this summer and I love them, and use them all the time in my drawing and work...

(bunny mugs by Gary Rith)


smartcat said...

I was always fond of Old Mr. Bunny in Benjamin Bunny. "Old Mr. Bunny had no opinion whatever of cats." I've always loved the picture of Miss Potter with her pet rabbit.

Your bunnies look ready to hop off the mugs onto the table.

Lori Buff said...

My favorite was The Velveteen Rabbit. It was a sweet and sad story with a good ending. I haven't read it in years but I suspect it hold up well as an adult book too.

Sandi McBride said...

also a favorite of mine...I still have the Beatrix Potter post cards I bought when we were living in England...and I am a bunny hugger of long standing...

Anonymous said...

Adorable I must ask, have you ever done anything with a moose?

smalltownme said...

I do love Beatrix Potter. I confess to watching the children's videos by myself!

Becky Brown said...


Bunnies and books always make me think of The Velveteen Rabbit. A teacher read it to us in school and I was mortified b/c I couldn't stop crying. Like Lori said, yeah, it's lovely ... but my little heart just breaks.

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