Veronica the hippo

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 08:50 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I recently picked up a sweet kid's book about a hippo, Veronica (written and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin). What I picked up was a comfortably rubbed at the corners 1962 edition, but it looks like it's been reprinted: there's a review of a 2006 hardcover edition. A blog has some photos of the pages: http://www.oneplusonedesign.ca/soapbox/design/illustration-inspiration-veronica-the-hippo/

Oh and I see sequels!
http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/2012/01/our-veronica-goes-to-petunias-farm.html
http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/2008/02/veronica-and-birthday-present.html

Veronica and the Birthday Present apparently involves a kitten and by this point Veronica has moved to a farm.

VancouFur

Friday, March 13th, 2015 06:50 pm
katherine: Spotted cat with eyes closed, nuzzling against grey-furred hand. (loved)
VancouFur was fun though extra low key as I managed to get con crud early i.e. before I even arrived at the con. But I got to the things I really wanted to get to, and I got a great commission from Onnanoko.

Pink Hippo )

Art by Onnanoko

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 12:22 pm
katherine: Blue pen drawing of a whiskered fish with a small heart beside. Words: and be your catfish friend (catfish friend)
Lovely art by Onnanoko, a hippo swimming with catfish.
Art )
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (girlcat)
Incredibly cute needle-felted "Cute Bengal Kitten" and orange "Cute Fluffy Kitten".

Things to add to the what one could do with lottery winnings list.

New things

Sunday, September 30th, 2012 12:10 pm
katherine: Pink-haired, green My Little Pony toy held by anthropomorphic spotted cat. (holding toy)
I paused by the props and other items table that at Vancoufur I got my catfish from. They asked if I was still enjoying the fish. I replied "Absolutely," and showed them that I've now got him a badge. (Sweet art tag from Onnanoko.)

There was a particular tail at their table that really caught my eye (and felt soft). So I petted that, considered, handed over cash, and now have a new tail.

Wildly not my own character's colours (this new tail is light pink and has silver tinsel) but if I don't think of another explanation, "transporter accident" will do!

Now adjusting outfit to have new tail. Other accessories: Fluttershy pendant, Applejack hairclip. I'll at least look in on the pony social event.
katherine: Spotted cat with tall tufted ears has her tongue sticking out as she stalks. (tongue)
It's taken me many months to finally get this item I bought at last Rainfurrest up on the wall, but finally is! By dingbat: a plate (platter, I guess, it's got little handles on each side) with two rabbits.
Blue-green platter with black outline of two rabbits sitting close.
She does really neat ceramics.

Two by Two

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 05:27 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
Another Barbara Reid book has come into my hands. My favourite page of Two by Two is the cutaway picture of the very crowded ark.

I stared at the page that shows two red foxes walking onto the ark and wondered if the story as told in this book can match up with Fox Walked Alone. I seem to remember the foxes came on last or nearly last in that one.

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