On January 14, 2008, I introduced Mr. Squirrel...a print I made
Well, on January 21, 2009 I FINALLY did what I planned to do last year...
Make a 2-D version of Mr. Squirrel!! Or, now, Burl.
First step, find the perfect music &
draw the little guy.
I listened to Animal Collective's new album Merriweather Post Pavilion. I'm obsessed with their song My Girls. The whole album is really great, so be sure to check it out.
Next, draw the pattern & cut out
I would like to introduce you to Burl
This is my very first attempt at my plush squirrel so I imagine him improving over the days as I practice making more. The first Burl is not for sale, he will be my buddy. But you will be seeing a Burl in the shop very very soon.
So, Meet Burl
He worries more than is needed
He enjoys black coffee
He hoards; pencils, acorns, cake, music. You name it, he hoards it
He loves to play keys
He's pleased to meet you.
I have been informed that today is Squirrel Appreciation Day!!! How awesome is that!! In 2001, Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina started Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21. Christy is a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Center.
So, feed your neighborhood squirrel, swerve when you see them in the street, be pleasant with the Burls. Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day.