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Ride That Hippo by Hippopottermiss Ride That Hippo :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 87 13 Bathtime Kids by Hippopottermiss Bathtime Kids :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 97 13 Black Stoneware Hippo Family by Hippopottermiss Black Stoneware Hippo Family :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 96 7 Up Up and Away by Hippopottermiss Up Up and Away :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 71 20 Hippopotapile by Hippopottermiss Hippopotapile :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 74 22 What? MORE Hippos? by Hippopottermiss What? MORE Hippos? :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 54 6 La Fete by Hippopottermiss La Fete :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 25 2 Candy Coloured Chickens by Hippopottermiss Candy Coloured Chickens :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 81 7 Emile and Tila by Hippopottermiss Emile and Tila :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 11 2 The Creche by Hippopottermiss The Creche :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 94 16 The Blue Badger Family by Hippopottermiss The Blue Badger Family :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 133 21 And the Acrobats Came On Stage by Hippopottermiss And the Acrobats Came On Stage :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 51 7 What do you think of my new hairdo? by Hippopottermiss What do you think of my new hairdo? :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 16 12 Bourges Cathedral in the Evening Sunlight by Hippopottermiss Bourges Cathedral in the Evening Sunlight :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 19 5 Paper Kiln Smoke by Hippopottermiss Paper Kiln Smoke :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 6 6 As She Whispers in his Ear by Hippopottermiss As She Whispers in his Ear :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 77 14

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The Best Rock
Grandma was dead. The grown-ups said things like, "Grandma is just sleeping for awhile." Or, "Grandma is still with us, just in a different way." But no matter what they said, or how they said it, it didn't change the fact that Grandma was dead. She died in her sleep a few nights ago. It was peaceful they said. How can death be peaceful? Her life was over. No more chicken noodle soup, no more hugs, and no more gifts from the magic closet. She always called it the magic closet, because every time we came over, she had a gift for us in there. Sometimes a doll, sometimes a fake make up set, and sometimes just a little toy. My older brother of course, got boy things. Things like an action figure, or a truck, or some other boy toy. Most of the time she gave us chicken noodle soup she made. It was the best chicken noodle soup in the whole world. I would eat as many bowls as I could until either I was too full for more (which was not often), or Grandma said, "I can't let you eat all of it, or
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Stuffed by biawak Stuffed :iconbiawak:biawak 301 63 Dreamer.... by ghassan747 Dreamer.... :iconghassan747:ghassan747 60 13 Fractal Graffiti by Gibson125 Fractal Graffiti :icongibson125:Gibson125 29 21 Tarantula-Lang1 by origami-artist-galen Tarantula-Lang1 :iconorigami-artist-galen:origami-artist-galen 31 17 Autumn by zzen Autumn :iconzzen:zzen 34 15 Clearing the Pipes by RM42 Clearing the Pipes :iconrm42:RM42 33 15 Golden Brown Pendant - W39 by AnnAntonina Golden Brown Pendant - W39 :iconannantonina:AnnAntonina 18 4 Swanstar Totem Card by swandog Swanstar Totem Card :iconswandog:swandog 131 54


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Long Time No Write!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 26, 2014, 12:19 PM
Happy new year everyone :hug:
I made this specially for all my friends and fans, and enjoyed playing about doing it.
Happy New Year! by Hippopottermiss
Here in France we wish people Happy New Year rather than Happy Christmas and we have up until the end of January to do it, which suits me fine because I'm always so busy in the run up to Christmas.

So what's been going on recently? The weather this winter hasn't been very cold but it's been wet, wet, and more wet. Yesterday the sun shone but today it's back to raining. I took a lovely photo of my neighbour Emile one morning when the road by my house was flooded. He and my dog Tila were playing in the water.
Emile and Tila by Hippopottermiss
Since I bought my house in 1999 the river has only flooded over the road five times - three of them this winter!

Work is still being slowed down by my wrist which is still slowly getting better. I can do a lot more with it now but not everything, and it hates the cold weather :( I have made myself some woolly wrist-warmers from an old pair of woollen tights and I wear one almost constantly, including at night. It is helping, so I'll just have to keep wearing one until things eventually get back to normal.

My eyes are misbehaving again. Last week I developed some more black spotty bits in my left eye and have lost a bit more sight. It scares me a lot and I wish they would stop it! Since there's no treatment I'll just have to put up with it and do my best to slow it down. I'm seeing the ophthalmologist again in February.

I had the good luck to be able to go to The USA again in October, to the annual Hippolotofus reunion in Branson MO. Hippolotofus is the international hippo collectors group. This year's reunion will be in Portland OR so with a bit of luck I'll be able to tack on a few days on the Oregon coast and paddle in the Pacific Ocean. I've done the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the North Sea, and the Baltic, but never the Pacific. The coastline looks really nice. Hippos are still my biggest sellers and I still have lots of ideas for new ones :)

My favourite new thing from last year is my badger design. First I did some black, white and grey ones, then I tried them in colour. I have lots more experimenting to do with them yet.
Snazzy Badgers by Hippopottermiss
The Blue Badger Family by Hippopottermiss
I'll have some for sale soon at my next show, which will be at the "Festival Natur'Armor", a regional nature and environment festival here in Brittany in France. The theme is local biodiversity so I will only have local wild species on show.

Welcome to all my new watchers that add themselves a few here, a few there :hug: I hope you continue to enjoy what I post. I'm amazed and pleased that there are so many of you that like my work. I continue to enjoy visiting your pages when I have the time.

Love and big hugs to everyone - the world is a better place with hugs in it :D

And now I'm going to shamelessly indulge my everlasting passion for spirals and pretty colours :D
Color Within by SlightlyDraconic

Hummingbirds .... by eReSaW
Dangerous Passion by eReSaW
Spiral Stairs by dynamick

Doodles7 by KysonKyoko

Song of the Sun by seven-s
Pentagon by ScraNo
Sacred Spiral by Anocken
Downward Spiral by DeTea

Diseased by SuicideBySafetyPin
Not Here by lindelokse
Spiral Clock 001 - HB593200 by hb593200


  • Listening to: The wind and the rain
  • Reading: my journal preview of course
  • Watching: The time
  • Playing: I'm always playing :)
  • Eating: soon...
  • Drinking: Hmmm - could just do with a cuppa!

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Jen Robinson
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
I'm a professional ceramic artist, and have been for a long time. My animals are all hand modelled.
I also love the world of colours and shapes and enjoy taking photos.
My website
My facebook ceramic animals page… to follow my news.
My facebook Hippopottermiss page… for just my hippo related things.

I am a nature lover and have always been fascinated by animals and plants.

Current Residence: a house by a river in France
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Print preference: nice ones
Favourite genre of music: Lots, but not opera.
Favourite style of art: ceramics, photography, glass & fractals
Operating System: my brain & my hands
Shell of choice: The one I found on Tiwi Beach
Wallpaper of choice: My photo of Lake Naivasha
Skin of choice: Octopus for a change?


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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Happy Birthday, my dear friend. :iconfingerdanceplz::iconsomehugsplz::iconfingerdanceplz:
I wish the best for you and a wonderful day.
farahin001 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day.Meow :3
holymacro Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce::happybounce: :happybounce:
Twilights-Maiden Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful gallery!!
mirroreyes1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work, so cheerful and creative!!  :clap: Panda Emoji-11 (Clap) [V1] 
acla13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, dear Jen! Please, accept my best wishes! Blower fella (Party) Flowers fella (Love) Cheers fella white-wine (party) Blowkiss valentine fella (Love) 
Joyeux Anniversaire!  Pink bouncing cake 
PeachMania Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student Artist
Hippo animated HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hippo animated 
farahin001 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day.Meow :3 
holymacro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce::happybounce: :happybounce:
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