Friday, February 22, 2013


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Be very quiet.  Not even a whisper.

Do not on any terms awake the cicada.  They may be small.  But they are capable of crazy, insane and deafening sound.  When ever I think of being quiet these days I think of the books I am reading, Game of Thrones.  Arya, one of the young heroines learned from her dancing master (sword play) to be as still as blue water and as quiet as a cicada shell.  (after the cicada is dead)  I just made that part up.  But Arya practiced her stealth skills trying to pick up wild alley cats around the city. That would be tough. meeeeeeOOWWW!!!!...pssssttttt...aaaaaaahhhhhaaaa

That was supposed to sound like a cat screeching, hissing and then probably scratching Arya. 

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Well, unfortunately on this occasion the cicadas woke up and roared.  My illustrated monkey and toucan have heard enough.

These illustrations are part of my jungle journal stored at the Brooklyn Art Library/Art House Co-op.  If someone checks out a book in Brooklyn does it make a sound?  No.  I don't think so.    


Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love your illustrations and your imagination! :-)

Hilary said...

I quite like cicadas. They make me think of late summer when days are long and hot. Your art work, as always, is wonderful.

DJan said...

I love these. I love all your work, Sharon. All I have to say about all this is.... WOOF! Or, in human speak, YES! :-)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

These are great illustrations, Sharon. I love sitting by the pool on Summer evenings and listening to the cicadas. Blessings!

Sharon Wagner said...

Cicadas in Costa Rica are a whole different ball game. There are miles of jungle filled with millions of the little guys. At a deafening pitch!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I see them and I did not make a sound. I think one is in a sleeping bag in my yard. shhhhhhhhhhhhh

Nancy said...

... so what's the difference between cicadas and crickets, then

... not sure I've heard cicadas but crickets around here can be prtty loud, too - if the cicadas are worse,
i totally get that monkey and toucan! :D cool illo - the face of the monkey is the best! :D