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The piece is one of a series of circus themes, and it is titled "The Lesson". The larger mouse who wears a ringleader style suit bounces high on his ball, while the smaller mouse only jumps a little way up. Juggling balls are scattered around where they have been practicing balancing and juggling. A very small mouse, too young to train yet, helps by picking up the balls and handing them back to the ringmaster.

Posters around the base show of other circus acts such as mouse mind readers and rope walkers, also included is an old poster of Jumbo, a sad story of a circus elephant who was killed by a train whist passing over the tracks. He was later preserved as taxidermy, always to be the children's friend.

The piece moves by turning the handle 360 degrees on the front, this causes the mice on the balls to bounce up and down.
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LunarRosesWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Aaawww, this is soo adorable and awesome!!
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ChloeRoseEdwards Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too adorable! I absolutely love it.
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punk-metal-emo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O That is the Most Awesome Thing EVER. <3
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gothica78 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
oooh how did I miss this one. Seeing I have liked every piece you did, I guess you can say I have become a fan =) <3 <3 <3
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amandas-autopsies Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
thank you! xxx
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WingArgent Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is adorable!
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amandas-autopsies Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
thank you! x
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EternalEmporium Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
What do you mount them with? I've tried cottonwool and woodwool and can't seem to ever make mice look right :/
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amandas-autopsies Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Both can work, it just takes a lot of practice and patience xx
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EternalEmporium Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
ahh thanks! One thing though, I watched the video of you stuffing the rat and I couldn't figure what you do with the mouth?

When I sew it from the inside it just looks weird.
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amandas-autopsies Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
you can either pin it in place, or glue it
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Coyote-Walker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
yessssssss
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amandas-autopsies Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Glad you like! x
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Cthulhu1015 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist
that.... is AMAZING!!!!!
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amandas-autopsies Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you so much! xxx
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