Zumba for the Soul, week 8

Picking up speed on this project now!  And the Zumba ideas for this week, from Ms Grout’s ‘Art And Soul, Reloaded‘, are:-

a) make a sock monkey or some such soft toy

ehhhh.  Sewing etc. are not my strong point!  Still, at least I don’t have to knit the sock…  I doubt I can come up with anything as malevolently genius as this little dude by Gus and Ollie on Flickr, though.  The mis-matched eyes make him look like Sir Patrick Moore on The Sky At Night.



b) buy a sub-£5 pressie, wrap it ‘creatively’, give it to somebody.

This one is probably easier.  I’m always picking up things for presents in the future.  (And forgetting about them, coming across them five years later.  I may take inspiration from the kitty below, by Kitty Baby Love also on Flickr.


c) draw your Year 1 classroom.

How the heck do I remember that?  Well, I remember the teacher reading Kipling’s ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’.  So maybe something based around that.  (What the heck does a mongoose look like?  Is the plural of mongoose mongeese?)


image – Gus and Ollie on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/gusandollie/, licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

image – Transport Pixels on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/levien66/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

image – Kitty Baby Love on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/kittybabylove/, licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

image – smalljude on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/judemasti/, licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

(almost) daily post!


“…and then, Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmama kicked the mean nasty Wolf in the hoohoo, and went off to teach her community college crochet class, in a truly stylin’ poke-bonnet and tabby fur combo.”

Actually, I deeply disapprove of specially designed ‘cute’ clothing for domesticated companion animals — it seems to militate against the natural dignity of other species, an offensive attempt to anthropomorphize them, and claim yet more territory from the bodies of other species than our own.

Unless they’ve knitted it themselves.  Nice work, Grandma.



image – Robyn Anderson https://www.flickr.com/photos/robynanderson/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

What I should’ve been posting yesterday…


Ole skool gangbanger seeks quality home, Cristal in drinking bowl, all bitches strictly on leads.  Getting blunted on catnip has stunted my creativity, but may be expanding my reality show career after guest appearance on Supervet…


Yeah yeah, I missed a day.  I gotta life man.  As a verb.  I was busy lifin’.



image – Matt https://www.flickr.com/photos/dippy_duck/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/