There once was a fine red rooster who was searching the barnyard for a snack. As he strutted around the plump pretty hens a bright object caught his eye. “Oh my, what have we here?” Then gazing at it this way and that, he soon realized it was a piece of jewelry lost in the yard. “This beautiful object may be a very rare and valuable prize.” The rooster said, “But for me, I would gladly trade it for a bowl of rice or even a single barley-corn.”
© 2017 E. Roxburgh
Aesop’s exhibit + A tale of two books
The Aesop’s Fables paintings started as a series, inspired by the stories. I’ve thought about doing this since I was a kid. The paintings will be in a few Art shows, I’ll keep you posted on the details.
Here’s two of my favorite projects I’m working on these days. The first is a fantasy about the creative spirit, with a working title of “Elfin Shores.” The second project, a set of stories retelling and creating new illustrations for a group of Aesop’s fables. Set in modern times these stories address the same subjects and issues as the ancient versions.