Dinner Offerings by Pamela Phelps

“The Fox and the Heron” is a story from Aesop’s Fables. The fox invites the heron for dinner and offers only a bowl of soup, impossible for the heron to eat. When given the chance, the heron in turn invites the fox. Heron serves dinner in a long-necked glass jar and the fox can only lick the outside.

The fox has long played the role as a “trickster”, creating and taking away, thieving, and giving false tales. Heron on the other hand is patient and reflective, and awaits the direct moment to make his moves!

Moral of the story: What goes around, comes around!

Original is a vintage painting by Frans Snyders, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain images.

Composed in Photoshop and Mystical Filtering, with layers, color adjustments, dodging and burning, and textures.

Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    lol love it!

  • That is one way of dealing with things, yes? LOL! Thanks Donna!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome creation and story!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 2 years ago

    Yet another beauty Pamela!

  • Thanks much Carol!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Wonderful, creative creation.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    wonderful creation Pamela great story

  • Thanks much Maggie!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    A very lovely composition dear Pamela.x

  • Thanks Catherine!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    08-14-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE
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  • Thank you so very much for this honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • tinypaws
    tinypawsover 2 years ago

    Very well done!Amazing work!

  • Thank you much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    A wonderful rendition of this old tale!!! Beautifully done!!! Bill

  • Sorry this is so late, thank you Bill!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • imagetj
    imagetjover 2 years ago


  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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