Sunday, March 13, 2011

I is for Interspecies Interaction

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday has reached I of the eighth round. For other entries, click on link or on badge at left, and it will lead you to participating blogs.

When we were way back at B, I posted something called Elegant Bears, which my son incorporated into a poster for his and wife Kristin's monthly Waltz Night, which they host and for which they and occasional guests provide the music, on violin (Kristin) and concertina or guitar (Otto) and on whatever instruments invited guest musicians prefer. His advertising posters have always incorporated this great impressionist painting of a dancing couple. It was my idea to add the bears. I decided that the next (April) poster should not leave each species on its own. In the friendly setting of the dance floor, it would be only polite for them to exchange dances. Hence these drawings.
She really isn't quite sure of this
especially after smelling bear breath,
but one has to be polite, doesn't one?

He, on the other hand,
finds his partner an excellent dancer
and is teaching her some intricate steps.



25 comments:

Mad Kane said...

Okay, for some reason this post made me think of dancing with my bearlike husband. LOL!
Mad Kane

Kate said...

Well, this certainly is an unusual interpretation of dance!!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, the bear facts. nice one.

Nanka said...

Dance at Bougival - by Auguste Renoir is split by the bears. Very cleverly done!!

Jane and Chris said...

The female bear looks a little coy!
First time she has danced with a human perhaps?
Jane x

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful sketches and a great interpretation of 'I'.

Jingle said...

fun take, smiles.

photowannabe said...

Utterly delightful. I love your interpetation.

Jedediah said...

The drawings made me smile. Bears can be very graceful. I wouldn't want one to step on my toes, but I actually think they would be good dancers.

Reader Wil said...

Interesting bears! And one of them an "ice" bear, that what we in the Netherlands call a polar bear.

Roger Owen Green said...

very nice. look almost INUIT.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Starnitesky said...

Unusual and interesting, lovely drawings.

Tumblewords: said...

Clever to move into the next phase for the poster! I like this!

Joy said...

A poster that will attract attention, I hope they will not be too disappointed there will be no bears to dance with, or will there.

Gigi Ann said...

It reminds me of the story. "Beauty and the Beast" I is different, that's for sure.

Ms. Burrito said...

Interesting!


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Wanda said...

Did you say "Dancing with the Stars"? Oh, excuse me, you said "Dancing with the Bars"

So Beary cute!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

What a beautiful and creative entry you had here.
Thanks for visiting my ABC Wednesday

Paula Scott said...

Bring on the dancing bears, I say! After all, they are irrepressible!

Jay said...

A much better way for bears to dance!!

I love the drawings. Beautifully free and evocative.

Misfit in Paradise said...

I love to dance but I think I will pass on the bear partner!
Donna - ABC Team

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What enchanting pictures! I love the idea of dancing with a bear. I'm sure he would be very careful about not mashing me. Great post!

the Lola Letters said...

I absolutely LOVE these posters Granny! They are perfect in every way. I know their dance friends are going to enjoy them a great deal!

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Tracey said...

i loved the bears the first time you presented them; now i love them even more watching them 'switch partners' (LOL!) Very clever snippets written for the reaction of the partners. this made me smile like this: :-D!