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Ask the animals and they will teach you or ask the
birds in the sky, they will tell you ...
... speak to Earth and let her teach you ...
let the fish of the sea declare it to you. Job 12:7,8
Artist Bill Engels (Welcome to MOTA!) was able to photograph some of these smaller animals as he was walking through areas of our local Forest Preserve - he actually surprised the raccoon. His art amazing method is “Scratch Art" which requires that every single hair, piece of fur or blade of grass, etc. be etched (scratched) out of clay boards using a sharp tool. In his words, “... a time consuming art form. but I find it both relaxing and challenging.”
Our scans of his work were reproduced to create the cover art for these note cards to which we added messages - words that that the animals might be saying if they spoke our language. The back panels (example shown) feature information about "Scratch Art" and how the artist created the animals. Included also is a description of the animal's habitat, characteristics, etc. along with two or three things that we humans can learn from the animal. NOTE: one of the images is a cropped closeup of the Fox for viewing the detail in "Scratch Art."