get up tad pole


In Germany the weather report – purportedly – is being issued by a frog sitting on a ladder. The weather will be as good – or bad – according to the rung of the ladder that frog is sitting on. On a scale of one to whatever the top rung representing really good to, well,… I’m sure you can figure it out for yourselves.

On the other slippery and cold hand, magnificent weather with oodles of sunshine is being called ‘Kaiserwetter’ – or ’emperor’s weather’. It seemed only natural to combine the two into ‘Emperor Frog’s Weather Report’. Someone has put in a request or order form to ensure their endeavour will be blessed with sunshine.

The frog shares a pun with the tadpoles in the jar of water that does not quite translate.

He could always say: ‘Toadally”





Maori II


Hi everyone! What do you think?How does the sepia version of my Maori eco warrior hold up against the (limited palette) colour version? I was working away for some time yesterday on the version up top and could not see any improvement for the longest time.

Apart from the mistakes I built in*, I now think it may be the better one. Or just different? *like ruining the gras skirt for one thing, tsisss!

PS: granted, natural colour scheme for a Maori environment may be more cerulieans, blue seas and skies and luscious greens… maybe I was feeling nostalgic, but I like muted and reduced palettes.

And I am still very happy how the pose turned out.

Think I should give a more brightly coloured version a shot?

Your impressions and comments are appreciated!