Not Your Granny’s Sheep
The Austin Zoo is not your typical city zoo. Its animals are mostly rescues and retirees — acquired from people who discovered that their exotic pets were too much to handle, from research labs, and from other zoos. Right now they are displaying fiber glass animal statues that have been decorated by artists, and this was my favorite!
Roy G Biv, all your colors are there and many more!
I love the crocheted sheep. So cute.
I was glad I got to see it. The big unveiling of the 12 animal statues was supposed to be a day earlier, but there were storms so we postponed our trip. All the animals are under a cover in a fenced in yard, so I hope they are safe from future storms too!
I hope they are safe!
I especially like the different leg treatments (are those scales?) and the rear pompoms.
I liked the combination of patterns too. If it had been all granny squares, it would have been cute, but not as creative.
Oh I needed this, what hoot. Have an injured ankle so am crabby and this just cheered me up no end!!
Glad to be of service! Rest your ankle and explore the world virtually until you are all better!
Hilarious! It makes me want to make something crazy!
I know! I wonder if all her creations are this expressive, or if the fact that it’s for a little children’s zoo brought out her imagination!
Wonky WordPress won’t let me “like,” so here I am liking. That critter is, geez, wow, something else. I’m smiling! Peace, John
You know we have to Keep Austin Weird! I was going to title the post Keep Austin Wild and Wooly, but since she titled her statue “Too Cool for Wool,” my title didn’t apply. (Austin is welcome to my slogan, though, should they ever need it.) 🙂
Cute and cuddly??? You are so right, Keep Austin Weird is where it’s at! This definitely falls in that category. Love those leggings!.