Monday, August 4, 2008

Poof! And again become a mouse!

There are a few "again become a mouse" stories. Here is this one from the Panchatantra: one day a sage was meditating in a holy river. Suddenly a mouse fell into his praying hands; a hawk above accidentally dropped the little thing. Now the sage's wife had always wanted a daughter, and the sage decided to change the mouse into a baby girl. His wife was delighted, and they all spent many joyous years together. When it came time to find their daughter a husband, the sage and his wife wanted only the best. First they approached the sun, yet their daughter refused to marry the sun for he was too hot. They then approached the wind, but she refused to marry him too. Finally, they approached the mountain, but she complained he was too dull. At this point the sage was desperate; so he asked the mountain what to do. The mountain considered the matter deeply, and, after some thought, recommended the lively mouse as a good match. The sage called for the king of mice, and the sage's daughter was delighted! Convinced this was her husband-to-be, she begged her father to change her into a mouse, which he did. The moral? Let a mouse be a mouse!
This is a 6 by 8 inch linocut, with color splashed on from Photoshop. Have a great week!

12 comments:

Shannon Melville said...

Hi Nicola, you are very good at storytelling! I like your illustration too, very bold lino cut. You seem to be able to work with a variety of media and styles which is great :)

Rui Sousa said...

I like your style very much, it's truly unique!
This is so lovely!

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Jen A said...

I tried linocut once, it was fun. Yours are great. This once has great movement to it.

Juan said...

Great stuff. Love your style!

FRAN said...

Thanks!!

INDIGENE said...

Wow! I love bold dark lines. Great job!

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lil kim said...

cool! i love a good linocut.

lucky said...

I really like your woodcut style.
Great story too!

Thanks for the kind comment!

Denise

aimee said...

oooh! i missed this one last week. your linocuts are dynamite! p.s. your name is in the hat :)

aimee said...

hey nicola! you won! please send me your e-mail address (mine is on my blog) and i'll send your goodie package in the mail this week :)
aimee

Jennnifer said...

Nice piece
Jenn
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Suana said...

Powerful and expressive!