Friday, July 29, 2011

Dasha, white wolf from polar circle

I want to tell You today a little story about my (felt) friend from far, frost-bound land. Dasha, that’s her… 
That's me!

…is light-hearted she-wolf with great ability to find friends of different species. She keeps away from wolves, saying that they’re howling too much. She prefers to wander alone, feel the cold wind in the fur… 
I was born to run :)

or play with polar bear Goro and seal Stephania. Goro and Stephania created incredible fishing duo – Stephania chases out fish, Goro catches it in blowhole. 
Hey, Goro! I found something here! Come and see!

Despite such a successful cooperation, their friendship is expose to danger. It’s because of Goro's problems with sharing the prey. In those moments Dasha distracts his attention, so Stephania can grab her part of the fish, and when Goro is chasing the seal, she-wolf can also get her snack. There is one more thing that Dasha loves to do, and that is sniffing flowers. 
Sniff, sniff...

If You think, that she hasn’t too many occasions to see some greenery, You’re right. But who would guess that passion for flowers will get her into trouble?! Seeking for adorable scent, Dasha wandered of her snowy home. One day she met another wolf, but different then she was… 
I like Your fur...

And that was the end of carefree days. Soon Dasha had to become responsible… 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stereotypes can be fun!

Today let me present not-so-short film „How the Cossacks play football” (“Як козаки у футбол грали”). I should wait with this video to the next year. Football fans will immediately realize why, but for the rest of us here is a short explanation: Poland and Ukraine will host UEFA EURO 2012 tournament in football. It is a big deal – building roads, stadiums, hotels, etc., and finally, of course, great sportive event.

It is the second animation from Ukrainian series “All about the Cossacks” (“Все про козаків”), created in 1970 (so Ukraine was a part of USSR at that time) by Volodymyr Dakhno. I wonder if You’ll guess who are antagonist of Cossacks’ team? First one is tricky – I found two different versions on Wikipedia.
And if You would like to know more about Zaporozhian Cossacks, start on Wikipedia, Britannica or Encyclopedia of Ukraine.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hungry wolf

It may look dangerous at first sight, but let’s come closer and listen…
Whatcha gotta in the basket??? Gimme, gimme, pliiiiz...

Yap, he doesn’t seem ferocious any more (grey wolf felt brooch simply can't be ferocious). Let’s see if we can discover, what he ate lately…

Sorry for blurry image, but I have only an out-of-date RTG device.

Bean! That’s all! Poor, starving creature. Maybe that nice little girl in red will invite him to party. 
I'm graceful dancer! Really!

I heard the Bears Brothers are coming!
There is no party without pair of bears...

 P.S. Autumn is sooo close...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Swimming sea otter felt brooch

Sea otters are quite smart (even if they are just felt brooches). They’re using stones to tear out sea creatures of the seabed. And if they catch “food in can”, like snails or oysters, they put stone on their own belly and crash hard shell on it. Et voila! Dinner’s ready!

Below lovely photo by Jon Cornforth. Ah! that face expression.
Fern Harbor Sea Otter 30 by Jon Cornforth ❘ Cornforth Images (CornforthImages) on
Fern Harbor Sea Otter 30 by Jon Cornforth ❘ Cornforth Images

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Winsor McCay and his dinosaur

I should sing the praises of this great cartoonist and pioneer of animation, but I don’t feel prepared for such a responsible task. May I just send my Dear Readers to reliable sources and express my private opinion about wonderful animation “Gertie The Dinosaur” (1914). Any of You, who has a dog, will recognize pet-like behavior of Gertie. Isn’t it impressive? One of the first animation and already such a personality. Those little gestures, that make dinosaur live again :) I just love it! This version is a combination of   “normal film” and an animation. You can read about McCay and his film simply on Wikipedia, or look for some goodies on coconino-world site. I hope You like it!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beaver as a plumber

As soon as I made first beaver I started to think that he would look good in denim overalls. So here he is
A bit tight those trousers, where will I keep my tools?

„Dungarees” are made of felt, but they have denim-like colour. 
Books are not only for people with diploma

Now he remind me a plumber...
My first dam!

Friday, July 8, 2011

New guys from forest

Fire! Fire! Oh, no, that’s just fox... 
I'm a keychain fox

...and another fox
I'm brooch fox

I made them with just a little change in wolf template. 
We're similar, but not the same

Maybe I will make also raccoons? But who’s there? 
I'm hard working man...

This beaver is a bit overweight, though he’s on cellulose diet :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Big bad wolves?

Yes, there was a girl with red cape…
Hello, that's me...

And there were wolves in the forest …
We prefer library, forests are for saveges

But who should be afraid? Maybe no one?
Hey guys, would You like to visit my granny?

At least as long as a girl is made of paper and wolves are made of felt

And keychain that can bring a smile