Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fly On Archie Ann

The Blogging Rabbit Community recently lost a much beloved member, Archi Ann, a special needs Dutchie rabbit girl with a whole lot of attitude and spirit. On visiting her tribute page Tyler and Sydney pointed out that the shape of the white marking on her right side looked like a folded or inverted wing (actually, they don't use words like inverted). Anyway, they were quite impressed and urged me to do a little picture showing Archi with angel wings and her wing shaped marking. I tried to weasel out of it, I told them I had work of various sorts and places to be, but really you have no idea what it's like being ordered about by small self-cleaning mammals who look like they are on their way to a Masked Ball. Over the course of the day winged Archi Ann emerged, perhaps a bit chunky, but buoyant. Others have written fine and wise words for Archi Ann, check out A Houseful of Rabbits, Freckles and Deb, Life and Times of Bunnies, and Bunnies, Needles and Books , I think they have said it all beautifully.( If I have forgotten anyone please let me know. ) 

We are all just passing through and are grateful for having crossed cyber paths with Archi Ann for what seemed like too brief a time, but then what do we really know?
Fly on Archi Ann, 
with love from Tyler, Sydney (and Diana.)

6 comments:

YowlYY said...

Diana,
This is absolutely beautiful!
Hugo and Miss Eve agree...what a lovely picture of our Archi Ann, a bunny angel! Thank you :)

Amy-and-Fez said...

that is beautiful, what a lovely tribute.

archi's mum said...

Diana,

you are absolutely amazing. i never thought about the shading being a wing but you're right.

i have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for my little bun.

i don't suppose you would be willing to sell me the picture. i totally understand if not since it's an original print, but figured i'd ask. i'm so amazed by it. that you would be inspired to make it...

email me at cacassabaum at yahoo dot com.

i'll post another set of links and a thank you in while on my site - and tell everyone about your painting. i'm still deciding what to do about my situation with Zinger (the last bun) and Big Dumb Puppy.

thank you,
carri ann

FrecklesandDeb said...

What a beautiful picture of winged Archi Ann! This is a wonderful tribute.
Freckles and Deb

lola said...

A very touching and beautiful picture of Archi Ann.
--Lola (a friend of Archi's)

DKM said...

Now that makes me cry all over again! What a lovely picture for our little snarky Archi