You may (or may not) recall the sheep:
There are six. They have attitude.
They were made by Maaike Charron of Blue Dragon Clay. I found them at the local Craft Council Seconds Sale and brought them home to live with us.
They are also quite curious and charismatic sheep and they have wormed their way rather thoroughly into the collective consciousness of our household. On a daily basis, the sheep are rearranged or posed with a prop or moved or in some other way manipulated by one person (although I suspect the cat in some instances) such that the rest of us have a good chuckle and then retaliate.
They are quite inquisitive….
And often boldly venture into realms not their own:
They are also not altogether bright:
I was a little worried when I saw their reaction to other pottery creatures, though. Here they confront an owl, made by Christina Rees. Luckily owls can fly.
Then Christmas came and with it arrived the turtles. Also made by Maaike Charron, six turtles crept into my presents and hid themselves throughout my gifts. I’d unwrap a pair of running shorts and inside them was…. a turtle. Opened a bowl from Kingspoint Pottery and found…. a turtle. And so it went. Six in total, which proved to be a good thing. The sheep would meet their match (or so I hoped).
Initially there was some tension.:
After all, sheep and turtles seldom meet in Newfoundland, nor do sheep often encounter turtles that they can look straight in the eye.
As of late, there seems to be a truce developing, though. I recently spotted what could possibly be described as collusion between forces:
I think we’ll be okay.