Rabbit: Scribble Picnic

Today is #Scribblepicnic. It is a weekly art meet-up to engage and encourage each other, exploring the same theme each week. This week’s theme is “rabbit”. See more at Michael’s blog.

We head home on Tuesday and when this post goes live I will have landed in Toronto, ready to head back home to Haliburton. We leave our little rabbits. Yes we have rabbits here in Arizona. I hate to say that they are food for the coyotes, hawks and owls. But they are very cute. Our little Snowball loves to try to find them in the bushes and flush them out.

On to Scribble Picnic:

Here is the sketch I did. I have been thinking of the Hare and the Tortoise story. When I was growing up my sister and I would listen to a recording of Bugs Bunny and the Tortoise. I found it on line the other day and loved to listen to it again. I still have the record but it is a 78 and I have no record player that plays 78 records. This is dating myself.


Of course my turtle is Tadeo from my book Tadeo Turtle. In Disney’s story of course, Bugs Bunny beats the tortoise. But in the original story the Tortoise beats the hare.

Here is the original story from Aesop’s Fables.

Here is the video of the record Bugs Bunny and the Tortoise. I liked this version and it is the book I have. My sister and I have memorized the words. It’s really too funny when we get reciting it. Now I have the recording to play for the grandchildren when they come and they can turn the pages in the book.


My final picture with watercolour pencils and water.

Here is the question. Who is going to win?  I would love your opinion and why.rabbit

Join our weekly art meet-up at #ScribblePicnic. @dotty_hill #art prompt this week is rabbit. (click to Tweet)

Here is a rabbit I painted in 2013. I found it in my old files. Good to know it’s there.




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  1. I remember the tortoise and the hare tale from school. I think the turtle will win because ‘slow and steady wins the race’… Plus your bunny looks quite distracted. Love your sketches and also the rabbit you painted in 2013.

  2. I think the turtle is going to win because he’s keeping his eye on the finish line and the rabbit looks distracted. I love your watercolored bunny, thanks for sharing it.

  3. I like the version where the turtle won because patience has to better than speed, right? cute drawing & your rabbit painting is sweet.

    have a lovely day.

  4. I think that is a really fun interpretation, Janis and a good tie in too…to both stories- AZ bunnies, and the turtle and the hare memory. I seem to recall seeing that before too.

    I really like your watercolour older one you found too. It’s pretty and the background warm and fluid.

    Of course, the turtle would have to be Tadeo! How is that book doing, btw? So, as for the story below, I’m going to have to root for Tadeo as I always go for the under’turtle,’ as it were. 🙂 Thank you for doing this. hopefully you are safely home and recovered!

  5. Hello Janis,
    Fun that you thought of this cartoon fable. Your drawing is cute and your other rabbit painting is very nice. This a fun time to be thinking of rabbits. Spring and Easter.

  6. I especially like your “old” rabbit–so soft and fluffy, not a bit perturbed by the snow.

    Who will win the race? It sure looks like the rabbit should, being this close to the finish line. But then again, he appears to be distracted, so perhaps he will veer off course again and the tortoise will win!

    Have a blessed Easter, as we remember our risen Lord!

  7. Your new and your old are just delightful. Don’t we all love the story of the turtle and the hare. And your watercolor shows such depth. Love it.

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