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Zorba the Beak by badgersoph
Zorba the Beak
My best friend, who is Greek, LOVES this one...of course, she also knew the original Beak!  Be sure to read the journal entry explaining the origins of the Beak.
BeakHenge by badgersoph
I also have Yamhenge somewhere...but this is Beakhenge.  Be sure to read the journal entry introducing Beaks.
Loading... honest politician--

No, really, something completely different, NOT complete fantasy...

Let's try something else...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

That's better.

Let me introduce you to Beaks.

I grew up with English Springer Spaniels.  Our first Springer was Morgan, and it was a miracle that we ever got another because he was so crazy.  Our second Springer was Megan.

Megan was a much calmer Springer, but like every other Springer (or, for that matter, dog) I've ever met, she had a very different personality.  She was quirky.  She was a ruthless mole-hunter.  She ate pears--right off the tree.  Like many Springers, she developed ear issues, and eventually went completely deaf--which was when she started sleeping on the dining room table so that she could hear the vibrations in the dining room window when Dad came home.  When we told Dad that we'd discovered her doing this, he remarked, "So that's why the stamps kept sticking to the table!" 

Springers do just that:  they spring.  One time Mom made a roast and Morgan went from a standing start to ON the table.  Having done this, he looked very shocked and got down immediately.  Another time I came home from college and Dad motioned to me to come to the back door.  We walked outside , where Megan was sleeping, and he said, "Megan, squirrel."

Megan sprang up, tore out into the yard, and then began boinging  like a gazelle (much later, I learned that this behavior is referred to as "pronking".  Hilarity ensued. 

At about the same time, Dad started calling calling Megan "Beak" because her nose seemed to be into everything.  Not only did the moniker stick, it became a part of our family language, referring to any English Springer Spaniel.  Even my husband and our friends use it. 

And then one day Dad and I were shooting the breeze and he wondered, out loud, what would happen if Megan could actually fly.    This resulted in rather a lot of rather whimsical art, and eventually beading...Beaded Crest

But it didn't end there.  Soon I was drawing little cartoons in the margins of my college notebooks.  Once I thought them long-lost, but in the process of sorting through the recently transferred contents of an old exterior hard drive (RIP Anubis Drive, you served me well) I ran across a file called "Soph--Beaks".  I thought it was photographs...but it was not.  Back in the days when printer/scanners were shiny and new, my best friend scanned EVERYTHING, including, it appeared, my cartoons. 

So, that's Beaks.  Prepare yourselves for some silly scribbling and perfectly awful puns!
  • Mood: Love
  • Reading: a book on Ramses II
  • Watching: CSI (Original series, first season)
  • Drinking: COFFEE


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Sophia Kelly Shultz
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
"Holy-sh*t-Madame-the sky-is touching-your-nose" trippy!

Besides all of those things associated with being alive, drawing is the only thing I've been doing longer than collecting rocks. Beyond that I sew, embroider, costume, write, hike, camp and home school our sixteen year old daughter. Two springer spaniels keep me from becoming too sedentary!

Current Residence: Pennsylvania USA
Print preference: Giclee
Favourite genre of music: Hmmmmm
Favourite photographer: Annie Leibowitz
Favourite style of art: Do I have to answer this?
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy
Personal Quote: Did I dream this belief, or did I believe this dream?

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PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
You do some great work!
SuzannePetito Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Hi, Sophia   I tried to reach you on FB yesterday when I saw that you had received your decks.  I hope you remember me from CT-CW conference in November, where I purchased your deck from you in the vendor's room.  If you need my address, you can e-mail me at and I'll send it to you.  Please let me know when you get this.  Thank you, Sophia.
badgersoph Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
ACK!!  I just saw this!!  Did I ever send you the deck???
Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love the ID Pic.
Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:floating::icontransparentplz::star: :floating: :star::icontransparentplz::floating:

:iconredroseplz: _ :icondevwatch2: _ :iconthxwatchplz: __ :iconredroseplz:
wiccanwitchiepoo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
♪♫*¨*.¸¸♥ ¸¸.*¨*♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
Happy Bibbity Bobbity Slippity Sloppity Glibbie Glop Gloopey Nibby Nobby Nooby La la la Lo Lo Great Googily Moogily Birthday to YOU!!!
Sung really loud, slightly off key but with lots of feeling! Have a SPLENDIFEROUSLY wonderful day! (And I really Mean it)
WukashGrochocki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
awesome thanks for the link I will check it out!
WukashGrochocki Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:bow: thanks for the watch!
coby01 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the :+fav: :iconbighugplza::iconbighugplzb:
coby01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Hi hi :wave:
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: :iconheartflower::iconheartflower::iconheartflower:
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