Friday, October 23, 2009


So short a time they have
Before life ends,
These dear companions,
These beloved friends-
So brief a while to frisk
In utter glee
Or droop in dire disgrace
Upon severity.
And man is somehow greater that,
For his one nod,
They'd scale the frowning heavens and
They'd bark at God!

Jade Cat

This Jade Cat was my first sculpture.


O guard, dear pan, so great and wise.
All little beasts with frightened eyes
Who sniff and scrabble in the night
Then scurry off alive with fright.
Hide them in burrow, nest or den
Far from the gins and traps of men.
They ask so little, only these;
Grain from the farmer, mouldy cheese,
A wormy apple in the grass
And nuts for winter store, alas,
How they are hunted out of hand
All up and down their noisy land!
O guard, dear Pan, so great and wise,
All little beast with frightened eyes.

Beulah May.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Orphans; The American Black Bear reaches five feet long and weighs from 200 to 500 lbs. More of a climber than the grizzly bear, it's natural habitat is in woodlands. They mate every two years and usually have two cubs. The cub stay with the mother for two years. She chases them up a tree and then takes off and leaves them there.
I created this piece the year of the fire that destroyed a lot of the Yellow Stone Park and left orphan bears. They truly look like orphans waiting for mom.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ostrich: Ostrich are the largest living bird on earth. They may stand 8 feet tall and weigh as much as 345 lbs. Ostrich live in the desert of Africa and Arabia. They usually eat plants but will eat turtles and lizards. The ostrich can't fly but is known for it's running speed of up to 40 miles an hour. Ostrich are polygamous, each cock has from three to five hens that lay their eggs in the same nest. The cock as well as the hens take turns sitting on the eggs. The cock also protects and tend the chicks. The have good eyesight which helps them to escape their enemies, which are lion and man.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Wart hog; Lives in open country from the Orange Free State to Senegal and Ethiopia. About five feet long. I shelters in old antbear burrows and goes about in family groups, feeding on roots and grasses and anything else it can find. It will often get down on it's knees and shuffle along when feeding, but when alarmed can run fast, tail held high.
Dear Mom,
This is my least favorite of all your sculptures. To my mind he has no redeeming social value, and he's even worse from the rear. I don't know why you would waste the clay it took to make this poor homely fellow. But I guess Wart Hogs need love too. I love him. Mom
Love, Deann

Friday, October 2, 2009

Emperor Penguin and Chick

Emperor Penguin and Chick; They are the only warm blooded creatures that winter on the edge of the Antarctic continent. They survive by huddling in tight clusters. The males during the two coldest months stay at home to incubate a single egg. Which they hold on the top of their feet never putting it down or searching for food. All the males huddle together, to keep each other warm, the ones in the middle moving out to let the ones on the outer edge get warm. When the egg has hatch the mother returns from the sea, they transfer the egg as quickly as they can to the mother to keep it from freezing, and the poor hungry father then goes to the sea for food. Both male and female share in taking care of the chick. worts enemy pola bears.

Giant Panda

Giant Pandas; The giant panda weigh from 165 to 330 lbs., and are approximately 5 feet in height. They are almost exclusively a bamboo feeder. They are very rare animals. There may be fewer than 1000 left. Farming and the increased development of forests continue to destroy their natural surroundings. The baby is lovingly cared for by It's mother. The young panda is very active and playful. Their worst enemy is man.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Walrus; Live in the shallower water of the Arctic seas and being social, haul out in large groups on moving ice. The long tusks are present in both male and female, and can grow to a length of 26 inches. A reported longest length was 40 inches.Walrus grow to a length of 10 feet, and weigh up to 2,600 lbs. with a gestation period of 15 months, one calf is born every two years. The calf stays with it's mother for two years. The mother is very protective of her calf, and will stay between the danger and her calf. Worst enemy MAN

Polar Bear and Cub

Polar Bear; King of the North, It reigns over the world of snow, ice and water, where most animals cannot survive. Standing on it's rear legs it can be as tall as 11 feet, and weigh nearly a ton. Polar bears are graceful and athletic, and expert long distance swimmers. polar bears are built to live and hunt in the frozen arctict. Most of a polar bears life is spent hunting for food which consist of seals and other animals. The mother bear usual have one or two cubs at a time that are born in the snow dens in the middle of winter. In the spring they return to the ice to hunt for food. The polar bear mother is devoted and loyal to her cubs and will protect them with her own life if necessary.

The Boss

Rhinoceros, (Rhino) There are five living types of rhinos, the white, black, Indian, Javan and Sumatran, the largest
is the white rhino. It may stand 6 feet at the shoulder and weigh almost 8 thousand pounds. The skin on all rhinos is dull grey, and though it is very thick it can still be scratched easily.
Rhinos horns are hard all the way through, they use them to plow the ground for mineral salts to eat, and as weapons in fighting.
Rhinos eat trees, bushes, and grasses.
Rhinos have very poor eyesight and they may charge anything just to be on the safe side.

The Cougar

The Cougar, also known as the Mountain Lion or Puma, is the second largest of the new world cats second only to the Jaguar, measuring six to eight feet long , and weighting on the average of 155 to 160 lbs. It's coloration ranges from grayish or brownish to rich cinnamon or tawny. Cougars hunt mostly at night and feed mainly on deer, elk and porcupines.

The Cougar is a solitary animal. The male and female will remain together only a few days during the mating season.

They are an age old victim of fear and superstition. The shadowy Mountain Lion is so elusive that is has also been called the American Ghost.