Thursday, December 3, 2009

Opera Gerbil

As an illustrator, sometimes I get images stuck in my head until I put them on paper. My church choir director is an opera singer and she can sing with the force of angels. In an attempt to teach the soprano's how to hit their high notes, she has been convincing us that we have to use the muscles of our face to make our voices cooperate. Thus, we do gerbil faces. We pull up our lips, hit our high notes and sing our little hearts out like opera gerbils (we do not go so far as to wear the viking helmets).


ali said...


Thanks Cathy! You made my day :)

And do you think of my little Opera Mouse when you think of your Opera Gerbils? I wonder if I'll ever find a home for that ... ;)

L.T. Elliot said...

I'd be willing to look like a gerbil if I could sing opera. ;)

Cathy Witbeck said...

Ali,I did think of the Opera Mouse. I'm sure there's a home out there for that darling little story too.

Lori Nawyn said...

Cathy, I love your opera gerbil! I sound like a chipmunk when I sing, thus it is discouraged.

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

Ha! Love it! Opera gerbil is so much better than an opera Guinea pig, huh? :)

Glad to see your got your follower button up! Count me in as one. :)

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