For those who love ballet and awful puns! I've created a series of 12 holiday cards (or 8x10" inch prints if that's your burning desire) of a Christmas Season of Chickiens, Ducks and Geese Performing the Nutcracker Suite (aka., the "Cluckquacker".)
First, of course, is the cabal of DANCE CRITICS...hens wearing Chanel , chic pumps and painted toenails conferring over the chicken scratch score and criticising the elevation of the prima ballerina.The bluestocking hen with the beret is not pleased. (She suffers from permanent ennui).
Corps De Pullet
Then the CORPS DE PULLET....young chickens in the very beginning of their career, pirouetting in perfect unison.
Wardrobe Fowl Up
And the virile male danseurs, leaping with elan even though there was a FOWL UP with the fit of their tights.
Then the fearsome CLUCKQUACKER...the chicks and ducklings are agitated. Let's peck his feet!.
The Sugerplum Poultry
The ethereal SUGARPLUM POULTRY doing a graceful jete pas,
The Cossack Dance
and the young chicks doing their very best with the COSSACK DANCE. Up! Up! the jambe!...several chicks are cross eyed with concentration.
Is Your Tutu Ready?
Another hen strikes an attitude in answer the season's most important question–IS YOUR TUTU READY!!?.
I Think I'll Sit this One Out!
The next is the poor goose, who has been fattened up for the holidays. She quacks a feeble I THINK I'LL SIT THIS ONE OUT! The mice are snickering.
Rond De Drumstick
Finally, one of the premiere ballerinas twirls a magnificent ROND DE DRUMSTICK. (she knows she's good!)
The Dancing Maestro Doodle Doo
The strict DANCING MAESTRO pounding out the beat, and urging the ducks to lift in their graceful PAS DE DUCK.
Pas De Duck
Peep Vs Squeak
Lastly, behind the curtain a little chick and a mouse are battling over a Christmas candy cane. It's PEEP VS SQUEAK! (PipSqueak...get it?!!)
Each carefully folded card on premium matte card stock has the appropriate caption written in elegant script on the front, with a sprig of holly and Gossiping Mice.(who never have ANYTHING nice to say about the performances) Tch!
The backs of the cards have a brief explanation of the CluckQuacker theme and the malicious mice, and an ivory envelope is included for each 5x7"card.
Here's a couple of sample cards (unfolded
Check them out if you like in my Etsy store, www.etsy.com/shop/NightinGaleStreet (and a happy Demi Plie to you this holiday season!)