Today’s drawing is dedicated to Doodle’s (and my) brand new friends Finley and Euan. Welcome to the world! The twins were born last Friday, and we can’t wait to meet them.
So, I chose monkeys for this drawing based on the knowledge that Finley and Euan’s nursery already has some African jungle decorations. I also like the idea that monkey twins are just as rare as human twins. Then, as I was sitting here trying to come up with a title, and thinking that “twinkeys” wasn’t going to cut it, I read about the integral connection between twins and monkeys in parts of Africa. Myth has it that the souls of the first human twins were sent into their mother’s womb by monkeys, and some believe that all twins are still sent by monkeys. Neat.
At least I didn’t call it “bintuRIGHT”! If you are a fan of Kratts’ Creatures (which, obviously, you are), you already know that binturongs smell like popcorn, have prehensile tails, and totally rock. What you might not know is that some people call them bearcats. Might the gentle binturong have been David Wilcox’s muse? I could go on about my theories relating popcorn and reefer-induced riverboat fantasies, but I wouldn’t want to alienate my non-Canadian readers. So, yeah, popcorn… that’s enough to make me wanna get a bearcat of my own… oh, sorry.
I drew this aye aye for my husband, who is unusually freaked out by them. You know, I get it – they have freakishly long fingers that could easily pick out your brain from whatever orifice seems appealing. But it’s that kind of superstitious prejudice (you know, against long-fingered freaks) that has put aye ayes on the endangered species list. Let’s just accept their fingers for the extremely well-evolved grub grabbing devices that they are, people.
In other, non aye aye related, news, this has been an eventful week at Doodle and Hoob. First of all, my URL is now doodleandhoob.com (short and sweet). Also, I opened my very own Etsy shop today AND have made my very first sale (thanks, Lucy!)!!! So, yeah, check it out under the shop tab if you’re interested. Etsy offers a nifty little widget for blogs, etc., but WordPress doesn’t allow it (boo), so all you get is a hot screenshot. You’ll recognize our friend abe abe (the aye aye, duh) in my new banner.