|23 Aug 2003|| Alaina R. Gonzalez|
|25 Aug 2003|| Fran|
Uh...yup, rubber ducky horsey just about says it all!
Jen, it's adorable, and such a hoot!!!
Hugs, Fran Jenny M. Heidewald
replies: " Jenny's Note: I am glad you like it Fran! "
|12 Sep 2003|| Anya ´broom rider´ Kholodova|
It's a very interesting creature. There is such a symbol as half-horse half-water bird in northern slavs mythology. They believed that the sun was dragged through the sky by horses during the daytime and at night it was dragged by swans and geese through the ocean to the other side of the world to meet the horses again... So horses and water birds were associated with sun and eventually they were combined into a creature very much like the one you have here. It's image could be often seen on ancient slavic "obereg"s - the jewelry items that were a good luck and protection from gods talismans. Jenny M. Heidewald
replies: " Jenny's Note: Wow! How fascinating! I never knew such a creature existed( except in my imagination "
|3 Aug 2005|| Star Wars freak|
You should give it fangs. Jenny M. Heidewald
replies: "Jenny Note: "I vant your blooood...""
|6 Nov 2005|| Tallulah 'Darkhorse' Cunningham|
I would call it more of an Anas equis (mallard horse) - the neck is wrong for a swan or a grebe - too thick, reminds me of a mandarin duck - Actually I would love to see a version done with realistic colours ^_^ I imaging a bright red, beady eye glinting from under long lashes...
Would you be interested in a picture trade between us of duck/swan horses ^_^ ([grins] not that I haven't enough to do but) it strikes my fancy and am working on a goose themed project at the moment so I am on a roll with such a thing. Jenny M. Heidewald
replies: "Jenny's Note: That sounds like a better title than what I have! And it sounds like you know more about ducks/birds than I do(which is not so much)! <*looks at picture again* If I did another one I would probably have it make more sense, like use feathers instead of hair for the mane, and do a better job on the wing...Now you have me trying to figure out what the heck they eat (probably underwater grass, and possibly occasional small fish), and what they would be like if there were more varieties.... I'm in the same boat as you with the "not that I haven't enough to do but" (and I am a lazy butt at times), but I can just see these critters now, the males all flashy like and the females that drab brownish grey...Tell you what, we'll make it a no pressure thing and we can see if anything interesting comes out of it( if we are really good maybe we can convincee Ellen Million to sell them as cards or something < ). I need to practice wings anyhow. * runs off to see your work*"