Monday, February 22, 2016

Long-eared Jerboa

The Long-eared Jerboa is a cute, somewhat unusual looking creature. It has over-sized ears, strong jumping hind legs, whiskers like a cat, and a body like that of a small mouse. It is a real mixed bag of parts.

This resourceful animal lives in the deserts of Asia, where there are all sorts of threats to deal with, such as temperature extremes, predators, and a general lack of water. It burrows underground to escape the temperature extremes. It has multiple entryways to escape predators. It covers these entryways with plugs of dirt to insulate from the temperature extremes. This also helps to conserve moisture.

Most of these cute critters come out to play at night.

I think they are super cute and just had to draw a cartoon version of one and share it with you.

Who knows, maybe it will be the inspiration for a children's book someday... ;0)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Latest Installment in Mushrooms & Critters

Here is the latest installment in my Mushrooms & Critters series.

Spring and friendship must be in the air for Mr. Woolly Caterpillar has found a new friend, Miss Butterfly!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mushrooms & Critters :)

I have just finished 2 in a series of mushroom and little insect critter drawings. I hope to do a lot more like this in the future! This is what I love to create.

Bugs and little creatures have always inspired me to showcase their little personalities. I like to imagine them being unique individuals.

I hope I can make someone smile today! :)