Welcome to the art of curiosity; my personal amble through the worlds of art, crafts, books & all manner of other curiosities. You'll find examples of my jewellery & art work plus an account of how I'm attempting to confound depression & my bipolarity by pursuing my creativity. There's a lot of whimsy too; my mind set is distinctly frivolous at times!

So, Dear Reader, won't you join me on my journey?

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Why There's a Mug Shot of the Nativity Donkey!


This photo of the brood exhibits a fine replica of Milady Lula's normal facial expression.


This mug shot doesn't. Let me tell you why.

Actually, looks are deceptive. As Lula is obsessed with animals, she was delighted, not only to be picked as the donkey in the Nativity play, but also to be put in charge of all the other animals. She has no time for the sheep - they are 'thupid'. There were some pigs & mice as well - I won't quibble about mice being present in a stable, but I don't recall a swineherd in attendance.

Her new sense of responsibility did go to her head a little. As - obviously - the donkey's part is a non speaking role, everyone ( especially her teacher, hence the high dudgeon exhibited in the mug shot) was rather surprised to hear the donkey shouting 'GET A MOVE ON!' at Joseph & a heavily pregnant Mary. I don't recall this incident mentioned in any of the carols I've heard - have you?

3 comments:

Jean said...

I LOVE THESE!!!

Romi said...

Oh. My. Gosh. So cute!

Just dropped by to say hello! I've been absurdly horrifically busy. Happy New Year; may it be filled with good health, happiness and prosperity!

the art of curiosity said...

Hi Romi - it's lovely to see you - thank you for dropping by.

I wish you a peaceful, happy & healthy New Year too :-)

Jennifer :-)