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Daniel Mackie is the artist behind The DM Collection. His watercolours are inspired by a million things including Japanese prints, the arts and crafts movement…
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what should you look out for in squirrel behaviour in order to gauge how fierce of mild a coming winter will be? Well, according to folklore, how high a squirrel builds their nest - or ‘dray’ as they are known - is a good indicator. As a rule the higher the dray the colder the winter, and the lower the dray the more milder the season will be. Watercolor Illustration, Watercolor Paintings, Watercolours, World Mythology, Squirrel Print, Christian Religions, British Wildlife, Early Christian, Arts And Crafts Movement
Turquoise Squirrel - Card
what should you look out for in squirrel behaviour in order to gauge how fierce of mild a coming winter will be? Well, according to folklore, how high a squirrel builds their nest - or ‘dray’ as they are known - is a good indicator. As a rule the higher the dray the colder the winter, and the lower the dray the more milder the season will be.
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Watercolour painting of a Chicken by Daniel Mackie. Chicken Drawing, Chicken Painting, Chicken Print, Chicken Tattoo, Art And Illustration, Illustrations, Rooster Illustration, Chicken Illustration, Chicken Greeting Cards
Chicken - Card
Watercolour painting of a Chicken by Daniel Mackie.
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The DM Collection
The Cock, the Dog and the Fox is one of Aesop’s Fables. The cockerel and the dog were traveling companions. Night falls. The cock roosts in a tree, the dog curls up at its roots. In the morning The cock crows attracting a fox who tries to lure the bird down with friendly banter. The cock tells the fox to ask “the porter” to open the door so that it can come out. The fox stumbles on the sleeping dog and is killed! Rooster Print, Red Rooster, Nude Painting, Chickens And Roosters, Chicken Art, Galo, Sleeping Dogs
Little Red Rooster - Card
The Cock, the Dog and the Fox is one of Aesop’s Fables. The cockerel and the dog were traveling companions. Night falls. The cock roosts in a tree, the dog curls up at its roots. In the morning The cock crows attracting a fox who tries to lure the bird down with friendly banter. The cock tells the fox to ask “the porter” to open the door so that it can come out. The fox stumbles on the sleeping dog and is killed!
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It’s the tail end of winter, somewhere in a smart part of town - probably by a river - a swanky restaurant is hosting one of their most important evenings of the year. Only tables for two are available, and the establishment is decorated head to toe with couples. Fleurs Art Nouveau, English Art, Bird Cards, Japanese Prints, Animals Images
Lovebirds - Card
It’s the tail end of winter, somewhere in a smart part of town - probably by a river - a swanky restaurant is hosting one of their most important evenings of the year. Only tables for two are available, and the establishment is decorated head to toe with couples.
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Aesop’s fable, ‘The Fox and the Crow’, illustrates how one ought to be wary of false flattery. A crow has a piece of cheese in her beak. “Good-day, Mistress Crow,” says the fox, “how well you are looking today, how glossy your feathers, how beautiful you are. I feel sure your voice must also be beautiful, let me here you sing.” The crow opens her beak to sing, drops the cheese and the fox eats it! Arte Folk, Folk Art, Fox Eat, Animal Teeth, Card Art
Fox in a Meadow - Card
Aesop’s fable, ‘The Fox and the Crow’, illustrates how one ought to be wary of false flattery. A crow has a piece of cheese in her beak. “Good-day, Mistress Crow,” says the fox, “how well you are looking today, how glossy your feathers, how beautiful you are. I feel sure your voice must also be beautiful, let me here you sing.” The crow opens her beak to sing, drops the cheese and the fox eats it!
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One of them has played James Bond, adding a ‘licence to pout’ to a ‘licence to kill’, another, armed with a paintbrush, gave a woman named Mona Lisa the most mysterious and talked about pout in the world, and one of them currently seems to find celebrity fame solely through pouting. But what does Daniel Craig, Leonardo da Vinci, and Kim Kardashian all have in common? They’re all cheeky monkeys, that’s what - well according to Chinese astrology they are anyway. New World Monkey, Year Of The Monkey, Buddhist Texts, Big Kiss, Chinese Astrology
Monkey - Card
One of them has played James Bond, adding a ‘licence to pout’ to a ‘licence to kill’, another, armed with a paintbrush, gave a woman named Mona Lisa the most mysterious and talked about pout in the world, and one of them currently seems to find celebrity fame solely through pouting. But what does Daniel Craig, Leonardo da Vinci, and Kim Kardashian all have in common? They’re all cheeky monkeys, that’s what - well according to Chinese astrology they are anyway.
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In Aesop’s fable, ‘The Hare, the Hound and the Goatherd’, a dog gives chase to a hare, but upon failing to catch him the goatherd laughs at him. The dog, once he has his breath back, tells the goatherd, “I was merely running for my dinner but he was running for his life”. Hare Illustration, Rabbit Art, Bunny Art
Hare in a Meadow - Card
In Aesop’s fable, ‘The Hare, the Hound and the Goatherd’, a dog gives chase to a hare, but upon failing to catch him the goatherd laughs at him. The dog, once he has his breath back, tells the goatherd, “I was merely running for my dinner but he was running for his life”.
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"Penguinese”, and is the language spoken by the children’s TV sensation, ‘Pingu’ - possibly the most famous penguin in the world, having been broadcasted in no less than 150 countries. Penguin Drawing, Penguin Art, Penguin Love, Japanese Art, Watercolour, Character Sketches
Penguin - Card
"Penguinese”, and is the language spoken by the children’s TV sensation, ‘Pingu’ - possibly the most famous penguin in the world, having been broadcasted in no less than 150 countries.
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Bears are crepuscular, they are part of a group of animals that are  are active primarily during twilight, the period immediately after dawn and immediately before dusk. Watercolor Animals, Botanical Illustration, Illustration Art, Nature Illustrations, Anime Animals, Wildlife Art
Bear Falling - Print
Bears are crepuscular, they are part of a group of animals that are are active primarily during twilight, the period immediately after dawn and immediately before dusk.
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The elephants trunk is one of the creatures most amazing assets. Our nose has 5 measly muscles, (which I think sounds a little overkill considering what little we can do with it), but an elephants trunk is made up of an astonishing 40,000 muscles, has the ability to suck up 14 litres of water, is powerful enough to pick up a tree trunk, and delicate enough to pick up a single blade of grass - oh, and it also gives them the best sense of smell… in the entire animal kingdom! Elephant Face, Elephant Trunk, Greeting Card Design, Greeting Cards, Greek Myths
Elephant with Flowers - Card
The elephants trunk is one of the creatures most amazing assets. Our nose has 5 measly muscles, (which I think sounds a little overkill considering what little we can do with it), but an elephants trunk is made up of an astonishing 40,000 muscles, has the ability to suck up 14 litres of water, is powerful enough to pick up a tree trunk, and delicate enough to pick up a single blade of grass - oh, and it also gives them the best sense of smell… in the entire animal kingdom!
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Doggy Paddle was the first swimming stroke used by ancient humans. It is believed to have been learned by observing animals swim. Prehistoric cave paintings in Egypt show figures doing what appears to be the dog paddle. Zentangle, Dog Swimming, Ancient Humans, Ancient Greek, Dog Greeting Cards
Doggy Paddle - Card
Doggy Paddle was the first swimming stroke used by ancient humans. It is believed to have been learned by observing animals swim. Prehistoric cave paintings in Egypt show figures doing what appears to be the dog paddle.
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In Rudyard Kipling’s “Just so Story, How the Elephant got his Trunk”, the elephant has a small nose until his curiosity about what the crocodile has for dinner leads him to the Limpopo River. He finds out that crocodile has, “elephant child” for dinner! The crocodile bites him on the nose. In his struggle to get free the elephant stretches his nose into a trunk. Elephant Illustration, Elephant Images, Elephant Art, Water Printing, Screen Printing, Animal Cards
Elephant Squirting Water - Card
In Rudyard Kipling’s “Just so Story, How the Elephant got his Trunk”, the elephant has a small nose until his curiosity about what the crocodile has for dinner leads him to the Limpopo River. He finds out that crocodile has, “elephant child” for dinner! The crocodile bites him on the nose. In his struggle to get free the elephant stretches his nose into a trunk.
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The ancient Greek poet Archilochus stated “the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing”. It is thought to mean that the fox, for all his cunning, is defeated by the hedgehog’s one prickly defence. Hedgehog Art, Hedgehog Tattoo, Hedgehog Drawing, Hedgehog Illustration, Animal Illustrations, Posca Art, Motifs Animal
Hedgehog - Card
The ancient Greek poet Archilochus stated “the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing”. It is thought to mean that the fox, for all his cunning, is defeated by the hedgehog’s one prickly defence.
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In Turkish and Arabic traditions, cats have six lives. This contrasts with seven lives in Italy, Germany, Greece and Brazil. In most other countries the number is nine. There is an old English proverb that states, “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays”. this echo’s the fact that cats give their owners the most love when they are old- too old to chase mice! Cat Cards, Jaguar, Nine Lives, Old English, Cat Drawing
Ginger Tom - Card
In Turkish and Arabic traditions, cats have six lives. This contrasts with seven lives in Italy, Germany, Greece and Brazil. In most other countries the number is nine. There is an old English proverb that states, “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays”. this echo’s the fact that cats give their owners the most love when they are old- too old to chase mice!
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The lunar hare is visible on the moon when full. The cycle of the moon has long been associated with human fertility, and the hare with the Moon Goddess, herself associated with Easter. The lunar hare carries an egg. For ancient communities that had struggled to survive the winter with limited food reserves, eggs were often the first of nature’s bounty to save them from starvation. Rabbit Illustration, Snow Christmas Cards, Christmas Card Packs, Rabbit Pictures, Mosaic Animals
Hare in the Snow - Card
The lunar hare is visible on the moon when full. The cycle of the moon has long been associated with human fertility, and the hare with the Moon Goddess, herself associated with Easter. The lunar hare carries an egg. For ancient communities that had struggled to survive the winter with limited food reserves, eggs were often the first of nature’s bounty to save them from starvation.
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