Over two years ago, while listening to music in Bunnyville, I heard the song Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel. I immediately wrote down Hares instead of Fair. I did a quick little doodle and there it sat in my idea drawer.
For two years my little doodle just sat until now. Sometimes you have to wait for something to have the right moment. You may remember that I was having a hard time drawing the back legs on the bunnies. Finally, it came to me.
After completing my sketch, I heard a different version of the song by Celtic Women. I loved it and it made my imagination soar. This version of the song inspired me to turn my drawing vertically. I envisioned a banner hanging from a castle gate. A banner of "The Scarborough Hares." Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme live within the castle. They are the beloved hares to the children of the royal family.
May I present, "The Scarborough Hares." This Folk Art Fusion (TM) piece will be in my Fabled Fusions book this September. I can't wait to show you how to create them. It's so much fun! Stay tuned for workshops and lecture dates. I would love to visit your guild or group, hug your neck and have lots of fun!
This is the version of the song that was my inspiration.
My heart goes out to all the folks in OK. So incredibly awful. With so much sadness in the world, I do hope you find a little bit of happy distraction here with me and the bunnies. Sometimes all we can do for others is show kindness and love. You don't have to be rich to give hugs.
We love you and the bunnies will see you here on Friday. Spread light, love and kindness everywhere you go today.
Michelle and the Bunnies