March 5, 2014

Cardigan Caribou, or Pack Just the Essentials

Cardigan Caribou, or Pack Just the Essentials   11"x14"  Acrylic on wood

Cardigan Caribou and his friends are on a little trip. Of course they've packed just the essentials in their little blue suitcase, and his large trunk with "C.C" initialed on it. He is fondly known as C.C. to his comrades! 

I fancy he's strumming out this little tune on his trusty uke.
"Roll Along Prairie Moon" by Mr. Al Bowlly

They've stuffed away bread, jelly, peanut butter, books and a ukulele. Badger keeps occupied with making sandwiches and passing them out, but mostly he eats them himself. 

Rats of course are another essential this group brought along, though it may seem a bit curious to the rest of us. These little fellows are particularly mischievous. Example: See rat stretching for a "borrowed" juice box above. Prints of this can now be found in the shop.

It seems delightful to pack such silly essentials! I'm looking forward to a picnic like this myself. Now if only C.C. could be there...


  1. Very charming! As a knitter, I love the detail on CC's wonderful cardigan!

    1. Thank you Kerry! So glad that you noticed the detail I put in it. I love knitted things!

  2. beautiful, sweet and inspiring illustration. thank you for sharing