This past week, we celebrated the birthdays of Bebe Maurice and Fleur and Snowy! Here is a selection of ‘toons about them before we get down next week, to the serious business of celebrating the DC panda cubs!
Gee, I guess I don’t have very many ‘toons with Fleur and Snowy! I’ll have to work on that! Also I never finished the story when Babette came to be their governess. Oopsie!
Well, Hopefully this will hold you till I start the Pinky-stravaganza next week!
Before we begin with today’s ‘toon archive presentation, I thought I would reveal the answer to the riddle posed in last Thursday’s ‘toon post. I asked if people could identify the painting and painter that Bebe Maurice was reprising, with his petite zizzies as his models.
It was, of course, John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, or as one of our alert readers revealed from some writings of Mr. Sargent, he referred to it as Damnation, silly, silly, pose. He has a point, I guess, but it has remained one of my all time favorite paintings, by one of my favorite painters. And it really ought to be done with pandas! The painting resides at London’s Tate Britain, along with many other works by Sargent.
Aren’t you glad I didn’t sleep through ALL my art history classes?
I also wanted to share my method for covering N95/KN95 masks, to make them more fun to wear. It requires no sewing ability, but sharp scissors are very helpful:
Now for some ‘toons while we celebrate May Day!! While we are in Art History mode….
And from deep in the archives, even Bob had some artistic tendencies!
Proving once again, that I have not frittered away 7 years of Art School!
Be the Bear! Bob T Panda
Happy May Day, and to all the organizing Starbucks workers, happy International worker’s Day!
I still don’t know where this story is going, but I found my way into it a bit more. When we left the Panda Chateau, Bebe Maurice’s Maman had just received a mysterious letter from an applicant to be a governess to Fleur and Snowy….
Extra credit if you can identify the painter and painting that B. Maurice is reprising here.
We hope you enjoyed this Encore Presentation of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations! It is our privilege to share these ‘toons from the archives. A reminder that your purchase of books helps to keep us in ink and paper and hosting fees. (see the books page in the header) Felty pandas are still available as well, although my page crashed, so I had to remove it. Feel free to request images of currently available felties via email through the contact us page. I’ve been working on cats, but definitely NOT Mittens.
Be the Bear! Bob T Panda
We are just over HALFWAY through 31 Days of Pandas so be sure to stay ‘tooned for more panda fun through the rest of the month, including the complete (we hope) Bears of the Baskervilles & the 12 Days of CrispMoss, as well as another story or two!