Aug 11, 2010

The Frog With the Unusual Appendage












Well I try to be anthropomorphical  every now and then. I also like to use big words so I feel important. Sometimes I even spell them correctly. When I am lucky.

This image inspired by the wonderful Ginger Neilson's photograph (Aug 9th) of a 'one legged' frog in her swimming pool. Ginger's work is a lot of fun so if you get a chance have a look.
Thanks to everyone who commented on the last post! I'll be back tomorrow and visit you in person.

Cheers for now.


By the way, there's instructions here for how to catch a frog. I like step 9, 'the final act of mercy". I somehow missed their first few steps of 'mercy". Maybe it was the first and second spears?


















This bottom image is before I added the subplot and character :).








53 comments:

  1. Andrew, I have not changed my terrestrial meridian, I'll come back in a while.

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  2. Wonderful, Andrew, Andrew wonderful no, I mean wonderful, Andrew ... Let me explain.? Eh, I say that your work is wonderful ... well, not your work, I want to say that the outcome of your work is wonderful. AAAAAaaaaaaaaahhhh, now ... Clear?
    Wonderful, Andrew ... eh do not say that Andrew is ... no, maybe I do not explain more.

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  3. Uh ... no one came, then keep writing. I still have a while to go to sleep.
    Ehh, is a relative of Kermit the Frog?

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  4. Well, I'm alone.
    No. No, I no longer drink more champgne French, and the restaurateur only ask Quiche Lorraine!

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  5. I admit that I was "hooked" by your title, and had to see what the unusual appendage was that the frog was in possession of! Quite a humorous image! I hope the green guy wasn't a victim of a merciful hunter! ;o)

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  6. Oh that poor frog, I must admit I laughed but I can't help feeling sorry for the poor fellow! Anyway, another great piece of art with a fascinating concept!

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  7. Andrew, be aware that this is the first frog with wooden leg I've seen in my life! and I loved it!
    I found him very friendly and cheerful, poor frog uses crutch ... but he overcomes the trauma with all this charm of plaid pants, hat and glasses .. that he be careful because one leg is gone ...
    French restaurant ... anger boy ...

    ;) Very nice illustration!
    cheers!

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  8. haaaaaa! I only have time for a short comment tonight... awesome, thank you, I needed that :)

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  10. J'adore les cuisses de grenouille ;-)

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  11. Well, I do admire the overall look of this. I'll tell you that! Reminds me of an old street where I like to hang out, delivering food for a French restaurant.

    Oph! That's me, actually, sticking my tongue out! Huh. How about that?

    This really is a small, small world. Heheh. :))

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  12. A sweet sense of humour (I hope the French have it, too!), vivid colours (I missed them lately) and a lot to be seen... and imagined...!:) For example: maybe he has lost his leg in a scrimmage for someone's heart and now is just pretending that nothing of the kind has happened? Salut!

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  13. Are you encouraging frog violence or pushing for prosthetics? I hate to admit I used to kill and eat a lot of frogs, but I think it's very unfair to just shine a flashlight at them at night. That aside, this piece cracks me up. Keep up the good work!

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  14. the frog looks like you xD
    oh but to those who feel very small, each day is a grand adventure.

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  15. thank you for your comment.
    sometimes i feel very small.
    :((

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  16. probably because i am.
    thank you for always encouraging me, though.

    bye.

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  17. Andrew, thank you very much for the tip of M Leunig, he is very good indeed. I really like his paintings, etchings and lithographs, is a great artist!
    It reminded me a little Klee's watercolors.
    But that's not important, we all have something of someone. Once I heard that, the artist who once said he did not copy someone is a liar.
    Thanks, I really liked this artist.
    It is wonderful that we do not give an indication of the age of who does it. I thought this artist was a boy!

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  18. THIS POST HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR.........Just kidding!!! Hey Mr. Finnie! Your frog ROCKS! I guess this guy missed the final act of mercy :o) Man that "how to catch a frog" post was something. # guys a boat and all that equipment! We used to stroll down to the pond, reach in and grab one! Glad I stopped by tonight. You made my evening! Thanks my friend P.S. I'm a big fan of Ginger's myself!

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  19. Hey Roberto, thanks those first four posts made me laugh so I figure you are responsable for me laughing about 39 seconds worth these last two days. If I wake up on day three with a wrinkle (my face is prefectly smooth) then I will know it is because of that! :)

    Oh Leunig? He has a wonderful view of the world it's it's it's lyrical but he also sees the sadness but can make humour from it. Pathos? The humor and the sadness both work with each other to heighten the emotions.

    I think in your best work you see the sadness but make it beautiful. Which is why he came to mind when I saw your last work.

    Specifically Leunig made a cartoon image of himself sitting at the edge of a wharf jutting into a lake.. It was night, the moon was reflecting off the water, very romantic. yet Leunig was sitting by himself, holding his own hand.

    The caption was something like :"On moonlit nights I used to go down to the end of the wharf and hold my own hand."

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  20. Ah Michele, thanks :) I was going to call it the Frog With The Wooden Leg - which I liked better because it had no err 'aspersions', But that would have given the game away. To call it something indirect like 'appendage' just made the surprise linger a little longer.

    I hope it did :)

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  21. Vanilla! Thankyou I am glad you laughed. To me it's always been obvious, as we eat frog's legs, that somewhere in the world would be an amputee frog. And legless lambs and wingless chickens.... scary thought eh?

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  22. Haha Denise, you are very observant. I didn't know they were plaid pants! I hunted through my disc of patterns and thought yes that looks like a good fabric! The glasses and hat - my attempt at personification. I hope it worked!

    cheers from Oz!

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  23. Hi Karen :) Thanks for laughing , I appreaciate it, Hope your work is working well! Looking forward to your next post.

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  24. OH Amalia, I was hoping you wouldn't notice that I'd put you in another one of my works. I too am in it. I am in the window of the Tabac/Book shop next door. :)

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  25. rossichka hello puppet mistress! Thankyou for my education at your site! Oh that's a great story about the loss of his leg. I like how you have tied it in with a romantic theme!

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  26. Hi Linda. Oh eating frogs is fine. It's just an idea that came into my head and I needed to get it out of my head - my head is full. I admit to catching fish on cold winter nights. If animals spoke English or screamed then maybe we would eat less of them?

    Consider the magic talking fish pulled ashore by a leprechaun fisherman some years ago on the west side of the Isle of White (the leprechaun was on holidays)...

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  27. Hey Linda I forgot to say thanks for laughing :)

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  28. Heh Mita, the frog looks like me? Oh no! I am less handsome with green skin - and my eyes are smaller - though as red! I have plaid shorts though - but I pull them up higher! Heh :)

    Oh your work is beautiful you know. I'm glad you don't agree. Because that way you won't have any pressure to keep it beautiful. Does that make sense.... when we have no expectations of ourselves then we can work from the heart.

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  29. Jack! Well now, so I am off the 'black list"? :) Phew lucky! Oh yes it was a good how to catch a frog post. It reminded me off "Eel Bashing". Equipment is a steel rod and a flashlight - plus one shallow creek you can walk down.

    UGH!

    Oh yes Ginger rocks. The epitomy of professionalism.

    By the way, I am itching to do Noah's ark! At the present I am working on some Boschian Devils.

    cheers from Oz; The land of:

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  30. PS the Frog's name is Gulliver. :)

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  31. Hey Frankie, have you been here?

    http://thebeautifulnecessity.blogspot.com

    Well, I had a great time wandering around... (^_^)

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  32. Sorry, do you prefer to be Johnny? :)

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  33. Ok, I'm off to see that movie again! Chiao! :)

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  34. Hah :) Thanks for the heads up I will bookmark said site :) You know where the expression heads up comes from? In WW2 when a pilot was reading his map he wouldn't be looking at the sky - so keep looking at the sky :) have fun with the movie

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  36. Huh. Would you believe it? I have that link you gave me on my sidebar already. Well, well. Whaddya know? (^_^)

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  37. Hehehe... I'm making a mess on your blog. Best call that cleaning lady! :))

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  38. Love your pegleg frog. Can't wait to hear more about his world.

    Thanks so much for your words of support on my blog. It meant a lot.

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  39. You always amaze and delight. What a wonderful peglegged frog. The colors are perfect and his attitude is as well. I can just imagine what adventures may have caused his deformity. Great one!

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  40. Ha ha ha! Love the froggy and his wooden leg...super creative..
    Your work is INCREDIBLE
    heather

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  41. take care see you in 2years this time i mean it.
    im so off.

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  42. I love your new avatar. The horns become you. I love horny creatures. See? The horns made me come out.

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  43. Thanks, Andrew. Yes, my fairy is a beautiful mellow.
    When I finished I drank a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, listening to LVB. (I do not like Burgundy, is too strong for my taste)
    Hugs

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  44. Hi Andrew ... I will seek "superbity" and come back in a while ...

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  45. Again me.
    Ehhh. in my dictionary is not against the word. But I guess what you saying.
    It's like I say, Exelenciedad ... (Do not look because you do not find it, haha. But is not bad, eh)
    You must be careful about flying dreams, I had many, at one time, but I woke up the dog barking, and always ends up hitting my face with the edge of the bed. Now every night I go to sleep with a parachute. It's uncomfortable, but I got used. I could use a Delta Wing, but I'm afraid to hurt my wife eye with the tip of the wing.
    Hugs

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  46. Oh Amalia, a mess on my blog? Hmm. No p[roblemo. heh/ what can I say. I saw work like yours somewhere today on a blog. I'd swear someone traced your archetypal face and put it in their own work. And the hair. But it was a bad forgery ... :)

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  47. Elizabeth, it was wonderful to see your work again. I'm still following up that tip on the Uv stabiliser thankyou.

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  48. Hi Ginger, well thank you. You know we can blame the one legged frog on yourself of course :) I think he was in the trenches in ww1 and decided to take things into his own 'hands' so he could get an early discharge/.

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  49. Heather, thank you that is very kind :) :)

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  50. Hello Mita and Ces, see you are sisters and get in the same box. Where you can party. I'd love to see you in real life, partying. Think of all the tea we could drink? Mita with her beard, Ces with her bikiniloincloth made of Oak leaves....

    Well you always make me smile. Heh. You know I that 2 years went quick, thankfully. And Ces you already know that the horns are actually reverse wisdom teeth? Remember... you heard it here first!!! hehehhehe diabolical laughter rumbling into the distance.... :)

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  51. Haha ha Roberto. Yes what a crackup. The delta wing and hitting the face on the bed. Why do we laugh when other people get hurt?

    A: because it is not us. Therefore we feel superior. But not me of course. I often wake up tied to the chandelier with some fancy knots that only a sailor ofrom the eighteen hundreds would know how to tie

    that worries me :)

    today I am drinking Earl Grey and have my little finger stuck out at 90 degrees to the tea cup

    :)

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  52. Did I tell you there is three-legged frog in Tom Tilly? I know yours is one-legged because the other legs are his arms; mine just sits in the usual frog-stance...But...I really like the action here and may consider stealing the idea of one-legged so the illo on that page can be more dynamic. Haven't been back to the "Ur anus" post yet...I know, I said I would go there while it was daytime and I was still sober but...Too Late! ha,ha...later, mate

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