Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the jungle.... creatures were stirring.... and scurried about. They poked and prodded the hard frozen ground, pawed at roots, or pecked branches and trunk. All looked about for a morsel or two; 't would bring them all cheer.
'twas a cold winter night and not a cookie was left; Santa if he came would find not a snack, for in the wild jungle a lump of coal would be good for a fire and warmth. And perhaps a roast goose, or a duck would fill all the empty tummies, that otherwise starve.
Oh Santa, for us in the jungle so wide, carve not a doll or a train, but a great roast beast and vegetables for a side. Make for us a Christmas feast, and not a single toy. For us a full tummy would bring greatest joy, and let this pass to all nations blinded by greed, Santa, tell them: there are many starving children to feed. Bring them God's love, and a message to their heart, like the Grinch so long ago, Help them see the meaning of "Christmas" from the dawn of creation, to the worlds twilight end is: "To give the anointed" - our savior and friend. He paid the price for our pride and small grinchy hearts, with him in heaven we can all have parts. If we but carry this cross: Let this day be about Christ and the gift He gave, let us celebrate that, and love all mankind. Then as His disciples we too will rise from the Grave.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Flower and Verse: John 13:34-35

Flower Garden
John 13:34-35
 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Chi Chi Reports

Mom & Kid who won the snow man
Photo by Chi Chi
Um hi, My name is chi chi. I'm here on behalf of the King, Sher Con the Great, to report on the service auction I went to.
 There was a great turnout, and everyone seemed to be having fun. I couldn't tell for sure as someone forgot to inform me it was a ladies only event and I had to hide in Jenn's purse! --
You should have just told them you were there on My business; they would have let you in, and probably given you a grand seat too!
Well anyway I was not informed and I'm still new to the job of being your royal messenger, so I did not know all that. you should have told me what to do to get in.--
On to the report. I listened close and even took notes on what I heard. There were many great service crafts auctioned including four of the King's "blankets" courtesy of Jenn and Becky. In fact there were so many great crafts that Becky's handknit blankets had to be auctioned in pairs. They were calling them table savers, Becky and Jenn say they're dishcloths, and Sher Con said they are blankets. I am NOT going to argue with the king so I'm calling them blankets. One pair went for $140 service $ and the other for $180. There was banana bread that went for $300 - that was good! I got some when we got home 'cause Jenn and Becky won it. Joy Rolls went for $1100. I hear those are really awesome good. A pumpkin and flower wreath went for $700 and a baby blanket for $2000. A set of cloth pumpkins for $600 and a purple hat the auctioneer won for $500.
A character hat from madebyMariel.etsy.com went for another $500 service $ but the thing that got all the bids at the end, was a snowman. I poked my head out and snapped this picture of a great mom who won it for her little boy. It sold for a grand total of $6000 service $$! (of course all of mom's friends were helping her bid).
All in all it was a great time and that little boy was definitely happy to get the snowman. Hope you enjoyed my report, if you have any questions or comments leave them at the bottom and I will try to answer as best I can, or I'll refer them to Sher Con the Great.
On behalf of the King, "Be prosperous and happy"

Friday, November 29, 2013

Flower and Verse: Romans 8:35-37

Romans 8:35-37
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through hi
m that loved us.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collectio: Becky's Been Busy!

Hi everyone! It's been a while, and I have been busy, busy, busy! This fall Jenn and I have been making hand knit dishcloths with special designs on them! Sher Con took the pumpkin one we made first, - He called it a blanket! - Jenn is still just a little upset about that, but honestly for us stuffed animals it's big enough to be a blanket to us. But we want you to know their purpose is washing dishes. - especially the holiday ones! - Right, especially the holiday dishes. It adds a festive mood to the less than desirable chore of clean up after all that feasting and holiday cooking, (or so I've been told).
Anyway, we've been busy knitting and documenting the designs so we can show everyone how to make them, they are just so fun! We've made four so far and will take them with us to the service auction. Later, Chi Chi will report how much they went for. It should be loads of fun! Last year we took 2. A pumpkin, and a Christmas tree and both went for around 100 service $. the pumpkin was Just under the Christmas tree a little over. It made us feel really good about how well liked they were, so this year as we work, we are writing what we do.
There's still lots of editing to do, but we have a healthy head start to next years project - Holiday Design Dishcloth patterns! I'm excited 'cause we can include all the holidays and even some flower ones for spring! I love flowers, they're so tasty! - for monkeys anyway - Humans don't have the stomach to digest them, Jenn says that's ok she just likes to smell and look at them. - And draw them of course!
Well, I'd better get back to work. we have a lot more flower postcards to make before the end of the year!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Flower and Verse: Mark 16:17-18

http://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/mark/16?lang=engMark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Jenn commits treason.

Dear Friends,
Although Sher Con has claimed the pumpkin dish cloth I have made as his blanket, and has indicated that more will be made for his "Throne room" guests, and distributed to the poor at the service auction, I would like you all to know I haven't forgotten you. I have been creating patterns and detailed instructions for these dish cloth "Blankets" so you can make some for yourselves and your friends and family. Also what does not make it to the auction, will be put on sale, regardless of if the king needs them for his "Throne room". they are my hand knit creations, and no cuddly kitty, King or otherwise is going to stop me from selling MY stuff.
as the patterns are created I will be preparing to list them for sale as digital files through my handmade art and craft shop on etsy.
If you have a particular Idea, and would like to know if I could make it into a pattern, or would just like me to make it, please send me a message on Facebook, or email me with the detailed request.
so far I have a pumpkin a jack o lantern a Christmas tree a present a flag a star a turkey a witch a heart with love in the center, a ring with 4 ever in the middle a leaf a clover (3 leaf)
all of these have been drawn out, but need to be digitalized, and the instructions written. I write as I make the product so the pattern instructions can be precise. I hope you will all enjoy. As always any questions or comments are welcome  Email, Facebook, or Twitter

PS. If it's treason to sell my stuff when the King needs it, Then I will definitely commit treason. (I may have to knit for you all from Sher Con's prison. lol!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Flower and Verse: Hebrews 11:11

Consider the lilies
Hebrews 11:11
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised..

Friday, October 25, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Sher Con (and a nervous Chi Chi)

Um, err, Hello. - is that right? -
-Ugg - Yes, Just talk to them.
But, what should I say?
Oh Nevermind, I'll do it this time, and you listen, you'll get a chance next time.

Greatings My people! This is Chi Chi. (say hello)
He has kindly agreed to deliver news of the kingdom, and address you when I can not, regarding any new regulations, or moral reminders on the finer details of Jungle Law.
It's starting to get colder, and winter is on it's way, so I am beginning to gather blankets to my throne room, such as this very festive if not quite long enough pumpkin design.
-It's not supposed to be your blanket- it's a DISH CLOTH! -
I won't hold that against you just make the next one bigger -But... - Now off, back to work. - Sigh, Oh well. -
I will need full cooperation to gather enough so all in this great kingdom can be warm while they await an audience with myself, or my chief commander, Chi Chi.
Also some are being gathered for the poor, and will be distributed at the upcoming service auction. Chi Chi will be there as my representative and will make full report on how many were served, and if there are any more needs to prepare the kingdom for winter.
I know many of you are busy gathering your harvests, and preparing your food storage, but I would like to ask you, if you like Becky and Jenn's Flower and Verse posts, to please comment and share them, as not everyone is awake at the same time. (some of your more nocturnal friends and family may have missed the update.)
You have a Kings gratitude, and thanks, for your time, efforts, and cooperation.
Have a Bountiful Harvest!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Flower and Verse: Matthew 5:11-12

Matthew 5:11-12
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you

Friday, October 11, 2013

Stuffed animal Collection: Einstein on a Dogsled Team

Hello again, it is I Einstein.  I would like to tell you a little bit more about myself, and the dog sled team I am part of.
A dog team will usually consist of about 9 dogs; 2 wheel dogs who have great strength, 6 runners who have endurance, and one smart lead dog with keen senses and loyalty to both the pack and man-employer. our team is somewhat different in it's configuration, and extremely different in breeds. we lack the 9th lead dog, but because of our unique difference, we don't need a lead. A man-employer usually puts a single dog at the front, and that shows the rest of the dogs that he or she has been chosen as the smartest and best leader.
Our team has small and large dogs, so we've been put into teams. One Large, one small, side by side. This allows the small dogs on the team to look to my partner, puggles, to lead them, without being terrified. A leader should not invoke fear, but respect.  Puggles is a stout, little pug with a keen sense of smell and a big heart. She loves to run and is quick, which is encouraging to the other small dogs on our team.
Aside from a great leader, or in our case two great leaders, the most important position is the wheel dogs. For that Job we have Gus, and Goliath. Don't let his size fool you, Goliath is every bit as big as his name.
Chance, Floppy, Scooby and Star are all in the middle. when the team first assembled Scooby was tested as co leader since he's really smart, but apparently he's to skittish to be in front.
Well that is everyone. Periodically they will be stopping in to tell more about themselves. Until next time, adieu.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Flower and Verse: Mark 10:24-25

Consider the lilies...
Mark 10:24-25
 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Mavis and Bunny End of Summer Bash Drum Show

Um, hello, I'm Mavis Dracula from the movie "Hotel Transylvania" I came to this family in a pack with my movie, and when I got to my new home, I met a really awesome friend. Her name is Bunny. She and her human pal, Joe, are a good drum team, and can play some really fast paced metal/hard rock beats. I help when I can, but mostly I like to watch. Joe's been working on his double bass speed and stamina, he can go really fast for about two to three minutes at full speed, he says he wants to go at least five
 soon we'll be having this end of summer bash drum show. Bunny is so looking forward to it, and so am I. well here's bunny to tell more on it.

Alright! Is everybody ready to rock? I sure am! I'm always ready, we're getting the preparations done for the end of summer rock Bash. I've been working hard on my drumming to put on this totally awesome show of mad skill and raw talent.
     On a different matter, a lot of questions have been raised about my bunny ears, mostly " what's the deal with them?" well allow me to fill you in. A lot of metal artists, whether drummers, guitarists or etcetera, have really long and sometimes big hair they can thrash about. I don't. Now I could have got a wig, but I think that would look ridiculous on me, would fly off if I tried to thrash, and I wanted something different. Something Nobody has done before, so I got the bunny ears. They stay on my head really well and aren't nearly as hot as a wig would be. Even though we drummers sit in one place, doesn't mean we don't get hot and sweaty. There is a lot of movement within our confined space. That's the reason for the ears, hope that cleared that up. And that's about it. So until next time; Rock on!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Flower and Verse: Matthew 9:21-22

Consider the lilies
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. and the woman was made whole from that hour.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Becky's Flower Art

Hi everybody!  Summers almost over! And guess what?! we did it, Jenn and I did it! between the two of us we managed to draw every single flower in the whole jungle! There were 100's! Jenn says there may be a few winter blooms but we don't need to worry so much about that 'cause very few flower types bloom in the colder winter months. Those we can take a leisurely pace with drawing.
 I'm relieved 'cause running around the Jungle drawing every day has been exhausting! But now we have all the flowers drawn, and Jenn says soon we'll be able to share them all with everybody in an e-book
I've suggested in the meantime we could share with all of you one at a time - we still have to convert our drawings to computer files - And even got permission from the king to have biweekly "Flower and Verse" posts.
Sher Con Said his people could use a little hope and encouragement as we head into winter and colder months. Whatever that means! I'm happy to share my drawings if it brings some of you springtime cheer.
I am definitely
excited, Jenn has already converted some of our drawings and started a "Consider the lilies Scripture Art" postcard print series on Zazzle, and says once Joe and George get them all matted we can take pictures and list them for sale on etsy!  It will be so fun to see them mailed off to our Friends!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: George collects Flowers

Hello, George again. It has been a while. Some of you have problably seen me gathering flowers. And no, I’m not Gay! My wife loves them, and you know I really love my wife. She has some exotic tastes, and get’s board with the local flowers all the time, so yeah, as a special treet, and a way of showing her my undying affection, I will travel long distances to collect a bundle of exotic flowers for her supper. It always makes her so happy. I love to see her happy.

There I go talking about my beautiful wife again. Um so anyway, my interests, that’s what you wanted to know about right? Ok, well, I do enjoy exploring caves, weird for a gorilla, but some of the caves I’ve been in were hard to get to, and it required great strength. Once I scaled a cliff to get to a cave that was hundreds of feet up! There was a ledge, and a rock blocking it, well a bolder really, but I could see there was a cave, so to satisfy curiosity, and give me a challenge of strength, I climbed up, with no real Idea how heavy the bolder would be. It was bigger than I was, but I moved it. And I found some flowers I’d never seen before in that cave. Do not ask me how they were growing in there, because I’m no scientist so I do not have a clue. I brought some back to Becky, and she said that it was the best tasting meal she’d had in a very long time. Very intriguing taste, and rare delightful smell.

She asked me where I got them, and when I told her, she looked at me with such awe and admiration of my strength and tenacity at climbing all that way, and then moving a huge rock, … she said she loved me. That is all the encouragement I need. For our anniversary, I plan to take her up there to show her the cave. Maybe then, she can tell you how the flowers and other plants are growing up there.

That’s all I’ve got for now. George of Sher Con’s Jungle Signing off.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: E=mc2? - Einstein

e=mc^2 Do you know who said that? It was Einstein, the Genius I am named for. I’m smart, but not quite that smart. I love to learn new things, and enjoy visiting art and history museums.

My favorite time of year is February - March, and let me tell you why. In Alaska there is a special race every year to commemorate the heroics of my ancestors. In that time, the most reliable form of transportation (in Alaska) was dog sled. It kept us employed at least! It was hard work, and the dogs on a team didn’t always get along perfectly, but they were mostly treated fair: A place to sleep, good food, and if the Man-employer had a family plenty of love from his older children.

One year in the dead of winter there was an outbreak of Diphtheria in Nome Alaska. It was January 22, 1925, when a doctor by the name of Welch sent two radio telegrams, one to alert all major towns in Alaska of the outbreak, and one to the us public health service in Washington, D.C. telling of his urgent need for antitoxin. When a dog relay was suggested, my ancestors’ man-employer, Leonhard Seppala was chosen for a 630 mile round trip run from Nome to Nulato and back.

Because of 20yr record lows across the Alaskan interior, Edward Wetzler called for all of the best Man-employer sled teams to join the relay, and travel day and night so they could quickly get the medicine to Leonhard’s team at Nulato. Because of this, many dogs of my breed have heroic ancestors who were part of the relay to save Nome. – like me many still have cousins, and siblings, or they themselves still participate in the Iditarod race in memory of all those heroic huskies.

And that is why I love this very cold time of year: Because of all the celebration of heroic deeds of Man, and his best friend – Dog.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Vinny (a mouse)

Help! Somebody! Anybody! Help! Help! My name is Vinny, and I’m trapped in a house with 3 cats trying to eat me! What’s worse, the people laugh! They’re encouraging the cats!

One time I was minding my own business, hiding under the dresser, and I see this huge hand coming at me, it was too fast for me to get away. I closed my eyes with fright! After she took me by my tail and started dangling me, I opened my eyes and found myself hanging right in front of Magick – the all black female cat. Jenn was trying to feed me to her!

At other times either Magick or her sister Spike will find me in a corner of the living room, and carry me – in their mouths – all the way through the house to the dining room. They say food belongs in this room and not the other.

That’s all I am to these cats! Food! I wouldn’t have survived this long if it were not for cats always playing with their food. They play and I escape. But I can’t seem to get out of the house, and someone always finds me again!

I wish I could go back to pet smart, where I have friends. Occasionally a cat would come by, but most of the time my friends and I were safe, and comfortable in our little “Cat Toy” bin.

I didn’t know then the meaning of the label on the bin. If I had, I would have run, and hid under a shelf somewhere, or maybe found my way to the garbage. At least then I wouldn’t end up EATEN!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Sher Con The Great!

Loyal Subjects:

Greetings from the king! Sher Con the great! –Applause--

I have been quite busy lately, but I have finally found some time to write to you, my loyal subjects. – a lot has happened in this great kingdom, Becky and Jenn have been driving everyone crazy – almost as crazy as they are – with their flower mania! The whole jungle is in bloom, and they’ve gotten it in their heads to draw every flower! Ahh!!! It’s madness! I’ve been running around behind them trying to convince everyone they mean no harm and that if they’ll just bear with it for a little while, the peace and tranquility will return.

On top of that entire ruckus, Chi Chi, a leopard cub, is in need of some mentoring for kingship. It is a sacred trust all felines have to be a good and wise king in our jungles, and as Chi Chi was lost, and wandered into my Jungle, I must be a good example, and teach him kingly ways. –

What else? Oh yeah, spring as most of you know is a time when all the animals sing their songs of love. – So George has been showing Becky love by bringing her flowers. – And it hasn’t been going over too well with everyone. Thankfully he has kingly qualities too, so no one is upset with him. – they’re just more frustrated with Becky – they think she’s being spoiled – I mean she goes traipsing the whole jungle with Jenn drawing every flower they see, and when she gets home every night he’s there with another flower for her to eat?! Come on!

Every so often Bunny, Joe, and Mavis plan a rock party, and that cools everybody off. If It were not for those awesome parties I never would have gotten away to write! If you haven’t been I recommend you check it out!

Be prosperous my people!

PS To all the ladies out there – Your king seeks love too! – Please visit me in my grove and we’ll make music together!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: A letter to the King

Dear Sher Con,

You have thought me crazy because I view you as a cuddly kitty. You want me to see you as Ferocious. I am sorry, but I don’t. You are honorable, strong, courageous, kingly, and able to deal out just punishments to those who break Jungle law.

All these are good things, but they do not make me afraid of you. I respect you for them but I don’t have a reason to fear you. I know you’d not harm any who’ve not broken jungle law. I have always respected and honored the law of the Jungle.

I once watched a movie, called The Ghosts in the darkness. It was based in Africa – away from the Jungles on the plains. Two lions broke Jungle law. They hunted for sport, and as a pair. They were … possessed. There was no king to put them in their place. – Devils they were called by my kind. – Finally there was one of my kind called to aid in killing these brothers, these feline Devils. They were the definition of ferocious, and not in a good way. After witnessing the slaughter of so many of my kind, I cannot look at ferociousness in a good way. Besides – I think you possess every quality – except maybe fear – that the heroes of my kind who dealt justice in the end possess.

I have a heart full of compassion, so could never look at an honorable king like you with anything but love. And I know you love your people so I am not afraid.

Jenn Yarborough

P.S. I love you my cuddly kitty king!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Bunny and Mavis, Bestest Friends

Hi! I’m Bunny, and I get to tell you about myself.  First of all, on what my mom said, I love playing the Drums. What she didn’t say is that I’m a metal head, I love heavy metal. Of course I have to get help from Joe to play with the Double bass as I’m rockin’ the snare and cymbals. When everyone found out about my musical preference, the look on their faces was priceless, I mean just the shock and awe all around puts a smile on my face.  The energy and stamina of youth plays a minor part in my ability to beat the heads….. Drum heads of course, heh heh… but what really is needed is the want, the passion, the fire. The absolute desire to play. If your flame is little more than a lit match, then it’s like “eh…” but if you’ve got a bonfire that could scorch the devil himself, stamina comes in truck loads.
I think that’s enough about my drumming, now about me.  I was named Bunny for a couple reasons, one is I was born near Easter, not to mention the Bunny ears on my head…. Ha ha… My mom, Becky, loves me and cares for me, and so does my dad, George.

What about your awesome bestest friend? You know, me?

I wasn't forgetting you. That was Mavis from the movie “Hotel Transylvania” I mean how cool is it to have a movie star for a best friend? Joe got the movie for Jenn and Mavis came with it. We all watched the movie together and absolutely loved it. She enjoys watching me play the drums and listening to pretty much the same kind of music as me. She also likes Gothic Rock. Of course, right? She is the daughter of Dracula. If you haven’t seen the movie, we highly recommend it. It’s a good family flick
Well, that’s pretty much it about me. Have a good one and Rock On!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Becky's Daughter, Bunny Introduced

Hi! it's Becky again. Yeah, not everyone's had a chance to speak, but as my daughter Bunny is having some difficulty getting her thoughts together about what she want's to say, we've all talked about it, and decided I could tell a little about her, and she could correct me, and build upon my introduction of her.  Also some of the others may be introduced like this.--
hunh.... - what can I say about Bunny?... she very energetic that is for sure - And musical!! Drums of all things. - it's good she's got energy - maybe even hyper - not sure, I'm just sayin'. - the energy does come in handy for her though 'cause Joe’s – he’s Jenn’s hubby – his drum set is very large in comparison to my Bunny – so she really has to move around and very quickly to be able to hit the high hat and the snare and the toms. It’s all so complicated – she can tell you more about them.
Let me just say all that movement reminds me of the energy it takes to move around a group of maybe 5-7 main trees surrounding a small campsite in about 30 seconds.  Both build momentum and start slow at first, but only the fastest and brightest can do it. – We used to have contests and tournaments; my best time is about 36.254 seconds and I have the advantage of a long tail! – Best way I can figure it is bunny got some extra strength from dear old Dad…. – he is a gorilla after all! (Well that and youth)
I think she can take it from here, but I just want to say – she makes me proud!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: George

George is my name, but don't be fooled. I am not anything like that human clown who's always swinging into a tree! I am more like King Kong, though I am not a king. I prefer it that way. Don't think that because I'm not a king I'm not strong or can not be a leader. Quite the opposite. I am very strong, and should the need ever arise would be among the greatest of leaders. I simply prefer to let Sher Con rule; he likes it, and is honorable. I have my roles as husband and father to spend time in. --
I hope none of you are racest, because my wife is the smartest and most talented chimp-monk there is. she's 3/4 chimpanzee and 1/4 monkey, and she's beautiful. Her name is Becky. I'm all gorrilla on the outside, - strong and courageous - but my heart turned to mush when I met this dazzling beauty. I just had an overwhelming and uncontrolable desire to love and care for her, and protect her. I soon found out she didn't need my protection; she was far to smart.
In the end I had to woo her with gifts, and still do. she blesses me abundantly in return. --

I have just been informed that I'm supposed to be introducing me, not my wife, who already introduced herself, but I guess you can tell there is nothing I like to talk about more than my stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, smart, sweet, and extraordinarily talented wife. And it would sound arrogant to me to tell about my "charm, strength and good looks." - her words and a few of the reasons she says she agreed to marry me. So maybe I'll tell of my other interests if I'm given a second chance at this. If not I'm sure Becky will tell you more about me. George of Sher Con's Jungle signing of.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Becky

Let me introduce myself. My name is Becky. I am a chimpanzee, um, with about 1/4 monkey on my mothers side - that's how I got a tail. My great grandpa was an orphan and wandered into a chimp village  where my great great auntie adopted him. he was very smart for a monkey, and he learned the chimpanzee way of intelligence and lifetime learning pretty early on. - I wanted you to know that so you wouldn't think I was just another dumb monkey, or that I had somehow inherited illiteracy or stupidity from that side of my ancestry.
If anything, because of my tail, and my smarts combined  I can jump and swing farther than most monkeys  and climb higher than most chimps.  I use my brainpower to compute velocity and angles, etc. for the jumping and swinging, and my tail helps me balance and reach higher limbs; I like to see the better and more beautiful views.
 I'm an artist, and most of my peers haven't seen the views I've seen, so I tried to paint them. I've always enjoyed it so when I met my friend Jenn Yarborough, and left to stay in her stuffy pal collection, I continued to draw and paint. She's quite the creative sort; and I don't think she's at all crazy, like Sher Con says; she's just misunderstood. Happens a lot to us creative folk. We've become good friends and often paint together; or dabble in various other crafts. It's a lot of fun.
-- Well I guess that will be all for now; Jenn said we each only get a page at first. Once everyone is introduced, we can have updates as we write them.... Bye for now!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stuffed Animal Collection: Sher Con

Hi. My name is Sher Con. I am a ferocious tiger. Got that? Ferocious TIGER! I'm not some cuddly kitty. One of my people has a hard time with that. - I give her a small amount of tolerance only because I think she may be slightly crazy. In the jungle when that happens all the other animals tend to give the crazy one a wide berth.
My other person gets that I'm ferocious  and could rip you to shreds in a matter of minutes. He has respect for the ferocity of felines, and especially the larger wild cats, and he knows better than to under estimate a tiger. I am Sher Con, King of Tigers! He does not mess with me. From this respect he has shown to me, we have developed a mutual liking of one another, but I shall never understand his choice of mates. - Yep, you guessed it, he chose that crazy human female I mentioned earlier as his mate. Weird!
Anyway more about me. Like I said I am King of Tigers. My name Sher Con in some humans language means exactly that: King of Tigers. Perhaps because every tiger king worth his salt has taken Sher Con as his title. It just sounds Fierce, and that's how a tiger becomes king of tigers - by being fierce.
Some of you may have watched a popular movie called Jungle Book.  I'd like to correct something that could be a bit misleading  - at the end when Mowgli faces off with Sher Con, there are only 2 reasons why he doesn't kill or maim him. Because Mowgli showed now fear, he was Sher Con's equal - Sher Con considered him King of humans. The other reason is because he showed respect to the jungle and jungle laws. Because of that no jungle king will harm him.
-- Well I guess that's enough for now. Look for more posts by me for updates and more about my story. - In between you'll probably hear from some of the other creatures of my Jungle.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Skyscapes Calendar created at zazzle

I was playing around last night on Zazzle, and I made this calendar. I included several pictures some sunset, some not. one  is a photo I took of the moon! it was bright on that evening. check it out, all of the photos are really great. tell me what you think, and what questions you have about the photos.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Scripture Calligraphy Quotations Habakkuk 2:4

Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 4
Behold his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith

I like this verse for it's simplicity and direction not to be proud, and to live by faith. It just doesn't get any easier than that.

Cost $20 includes frame.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Calligraphy Scripture quotation St. Mark 10:51-52

St. Mark chapter 10 verses 51 and 52
And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

These verses are from when Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a lot of other people. a blind man, Bartimaeus, was sitting on the side of the "highway" and when he learned that it was Jesus that was coming by, he began calling out to him for mercy.
some people tried to hush him, and make him stop crying out to the Lord, but when Jesus saw, he stood still and had Bartimaeus called to him.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Scripture Calligraphy quote Romans 1:16-17

Romans chapter 1 verses 16 and 17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

I like these verses because they show how the gospel of Christ carries with it power to everyone that believes.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scripture Calligraphy quote 2 Chronicles 20:20

2 Chronicles chapter 20 verse 20

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

These are the words of Jehoshaphat, who reigned over Judah, at the beginning of a battle between the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir; all of which came against Judah.
When Jehoshaphat learned of the multitude that was marching against him, he proclaimed a fast. he and all his people and all Jerusalem gathered and they prayed.
 Jahaziel told them that the battle belonged to the Lord, and where they should go. He told them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
Jehoshaphat was reminding his people as they heeded the words of Jahaziel, that they should keep believing in the Lord, and believing his prophets.
Because they listened to the prophecy of Jahaziel, they were very prosperous and had an entire army to bring back all the riches and precious jewels after the other armies were destroyed.

This is a powerful verse, and it reminds us that our faith is what establishes our place in God's kingdom and believing his prophets and doing what they tell us is how we can become prosperous.

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Cost $20 includes frame.