Evolution may have swayed the rabbits, rodents, and deer of the world to live a crepuscular twilight life to avoid the threat of day and night predators, but some predators also evolved to follow suit - whether it be to avoid the daytime heat, or to take advantage of certain meandering morsels during the half-light period. Although active during the day and night, the bear family (all eight of them) are predominantly crepuscular opportunists.
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When it is no longer day, but not quite night, the jaguar and the bunny come out to play. But how do these two diverse creatures get along? It is perhaps usually a case of the rabbit joining the jaguar, not so much for dinner, but rather as dinner. But this Mexican folktale has the bunny enjoying the last laugh...Read More
As we touched on in the previous blog, crepuscular critters are so called because they're most active during twilight: but every half-light loving creature has their own reasons as to why they prefer this mystical period of the day. And our friend the bunny has a very compelling reason indeed.
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The jaguar roams as the day turns to dusk, and twilight shadows shimmer on its skin. It's no wonder that this most beautiful and mysterious of the big cats is a hero of folktales from all the lands he roams.Read More
Some of us bounce out of bed ready to embrace the early morning, and are at their most productive during the ante meridiem period. Others sluggishly drag themselves out of their slumber, failing to hit a maximum productive peak until later in the day, (I shan't disclose what time of day I'm writing this piece). But regardless of whether you're a 'lark' or an 'night owl', the human species is fundamentally a 'diurnal' animal, i.e. active during the day. Although did you know, your pet dog - if left to their own devices - would naturally be more active not during the day or night, but during twilight!
Peer into Daniel's new Twilight Collection - capturing this darker time of day.
Daniel's badger design is available as an art print, greetings card or placemat and coaster set.Read More
The Rabbit or Hare is a popular companion in the DM Collection but how did it its imprint come to be on the moon's surface? We need to look to myth and its origins for the answer. Mankind, (the ultimate adapter), studied the behaviour of their fellow forest dwelling animals, and learnt many invaluable survival skills from them. They made up stories involving the beasts, and many tales were passed from generation to generation, teaching man what to look for in nature, and most importantly what to avoid.Read More
It's not just Mr Mackie who has been so inspired by this elegant yet potentially dangerous member of the canine family. The Fox features heavily in folklore, from our own Aesop to Scandinavia and even Japan. But like many woodland creatures, the fox also pops up frequently in children's tales.Read More
Although we have vastly moved on from early man's ancient culture under the canopy, the wonder of the wood - and especially its fury and feathered inhabitants - never ceases to trigger our imaginations. The animals of the wood inspired the DM Woodland Collection, and have proved some of the most popular. When it comes to stories, more often than not, those starring woodland animals are written for the less cynical reader, i.e., the younger audience. Read More
Do you think of our bushy tailed friends as industrious or mischievous? I think I can both sides lurking in our DM Collection friend. He's in full nut-gathering mode, but wait - is that a twinkle in his eye?Read More
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Welcome to The DM Collection, a collection of products by award winning Artist Daniel Mackie.
All cards, prints and coasters are printed and made in the UK.