This emu can ‘run the pants of a kangaroo’.

Acrylic on canvas

I would like to thank Rosemary Scott for
allowing me to use her photo for inspiration. She was also kind enough to email the original to me, which made a huge difference. Thanks so much for sharing Rosemary!

Rosemary Scott- Inner animal

Now for some singing…

Let me tell you of an interview with an Old Man Emu
He’s got a beak and feathers and things, but the poor old fella ain’t got no wings
“Aren’t you jealous of the wedge-tail eagle?” – dom ba da little da da da

_"While the eagle’s flying round and round, I keep my two feet firmly on the ground
I can’t fly, but I’m telling you, I can run the pants off a kangaroo" _

Words and Music by John Williamson


australia, bird, emu

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  • scottimages
    scottimagesalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous!!! I think Emus are some of the coolest looking birds, and you’ve done a great job of portraying their qirky nature here…. Love it!

  • Thanks Rosemary.
    Your great photograph was an enormous help.

    – Jenny Wood

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 4 years ago

    Oh my, this is so great……I do love that image and the painting!! So great to see collaboration!! This is awesome!!

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great work

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago


  • Jacqueline Gwynne
    Jacqueline Gwynnealmost 4 years ago

    Really cool, they have such character!

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