The Strawberry

A Zen Tale from Japan

There was once a man who was being chased by a ferocious tiger across a field. At the edge of the field there was a cliff. In order to escape the jaws of the tiger, the man caught hold of a vine and swung himself over the edge of the cliff. Dangling down, he saw, to his dismay, there were more tigers on the ground below him! And, furthermore, two little mice were gnawing on the vine to which he clung. He knew that at any moment he would fall to certain death. That’s when he noticed a wild strawberry growing on the cliff wall. Clutching the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other and put it in his mouth.

He never before realized how sweet a strawberry could taste.

Having a go at this for my illustration piece for art class, Thanks to Jeremy Hush  for the inspiration.

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LETTERS

Back with Alice and  her art class, always challenging us to do new stuff .

We are looking at stories art and illustrations this term started with a fancy letter and thinking about using words in our art.

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