06 December 2007

The Second Day of Christmas

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Not wishing to arrive too soon, the doves did not hurry their turtles.

16 comments:

Tony LaRocca said...

Lazy birds! They could flap their wings and propel the turtles along- or at least lighten their loads- but do they? Nooooooo! (Cute pic, btw!)

fat B said...

The arrogance of some birds!

I like your humorous take on the words to the song. And this is such cute illustration. Merry Christmas!

tsduff said...

I always imagine doves to be turtles when they crawl about in little herds... Your illustration is pretty.

somewhere joe said...

Those must be doves of noble lineage. Only the hoi-poloi actually use their wings.

Anonymous said...

YAY! I've been waiting for the second day of christmas to roll along. No wonder it took so long! :)

bookbabie said...

Fabulous darling:)

ValGalArt said...

i always wondered about those legendary turtledoves. Well now i know, you have explained it perfectly... i love it!

Archaeopteryx said...

When I was a kid, and heard the song, I always thought of some sort of dove-turtle monster hybrid. I'm pleased to see I had it wrong.

steve said...

So cool how you portrayed these animals! And no, you just can't rush a good turtle, or two for that matter.

hipparchia said...

i have to echo arch, the turtle doves of my childhood were vaguely disturbing chimeras.

also, i want to thank you for introducing me to senryu.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful!

[:-)

studio lolo said...

Duh...I missed this! I love it. I'm looking forward to the entire song :)I really do enjoy your smartly warped sense of humor.

isay said...

i like those tiny tiaras on the turtle heads-made them look special.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a RIOT! How fun and creative--and good!

Mary, IMAGIK

Josh (musarter) said...

Fantastic Turtle Doves. I was never quit sure what a turtle dove was; thanks for clarifying. At that rate they not make until the 15th day of Christmas.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

oh! so that's what a turtle dove looked like! hehe.. };-}

this is a great series.. luv your humour and cant wait to see what the whole 12 days has to offer!