Saturday, February 5, 2011

A is for Anthropomorphic Animals

I suppose it all started with Aslan, but I'm absolutely bonkers over anthropomorphic animals.  Chickens in suits, reading dogs, conversational bears.... I love it.  In fact, I think I adore owls as much as I do because their eyes and faces seem so expressive.

I thought I'd gather up a few of my most recent favorite personable animals and share them with you all:

"You should probably put your bandit hat on now. Personally, I- I don't have one, but I modified this tube sock."  I love this movie!

The art of Berkley Illustration.  Not only do that have well-dressed critter art, but now they have their very own Sublime Stitching pattern.

Emily Martin of The Black Apple creates some of my favorite animal prints.  In addition to these adorable hedgehogs doing laundry, she also has prints of dancing bears and a mouse quartet.  (She, too, also has a Sublime Stitching pattern!)

Some more art!  This is another favorite artists, Jon Carling.

Okay, these animals aren't necessarily anthropomorphic, but they are so darn cute.  I haven't tried making amigurumi yet, but this book has me hankering for a bevy of yarn animal friends.

Two words:  Paddington Bear.  Everyone loves this beslickered lover of orange marmalade.


Jo said...

Did you ever read or see Wind in the Willows? I never read it, but I do remember seeing an old version where Toad was INSANE. I just loved it, despite the crazy amphibian!

nerdybookgirl said...

I saw the movie. In fact, I didn't read the book as a child because Toad was so unstable. I think it made me nervous!

everybookandcranny said...

I LOVE this movie!! Thanks so much for posting about the Berkley stitching patterns. I love to embroider as well and this will be the perfect little project for me.

I've had amigurumi on my to do list for a long time but I also have yet to try it.