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The Owl and the Birds by bumble-boo The Owl and the Birds by bumble-boo
Watercolour and gouache.

The Owl and the Birds
“AN OWL, in her wisdom, counseled the Birds that when the acorn first began to sprout, to pull it all up out of the ground and not allow it to grow. She said acorns would produce mistletoe, from which an irremediable poison, the bird- lime, would be extracted and by which they would be captured. The Owl next advised them to pluck up the seed of the flax, which men had sown, as it was a plant which boded no good to them. And, lastly, the Owl, seeing an archer approach, predicted that this man, being on foot, would contrive darts armed with feathers which would fly faster than the wings of the Birds themselves. The Birds gave no credence to these warning words, but considered the Owl to be beside herself and said that she was mad. But afterwards, finding her words were true, they wondered at her knowledge and deemed her to be the wisest of birds. Hence it is that when she appears they look to her as knowing all things, while she no longer gives them advice, but in solitude laments their past folly.”

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S-A--K-I Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is, this is, AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!
This is, this is, AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!
[sung along the tunes of We will rock you]


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Llakza Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore Owls!
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frecklednose124 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Ooooooh this is so beautiful!!
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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p-o-c-k-e-t Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aaa way cuteee I love owls ; o ;
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Artist
Aww, thanks a lot!
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XocoWilde Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Digital Artist
OMG I LOVE OWLS... and this is so nice and cute. I like the colours you used OwOd
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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This-is-aino Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Colours in this are beautiful! I really like how you did the little birds there, they look cute : )
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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