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Dust Bunnies – The Sequel

This month I thought I’d post an update. Do you remember those balls of fluff with googly eyes that I told you about… um, a while ago? You know, these guys…

dust bunnies
… who are the result of my spending too much time writing and drawing in my studio and no time at all vacuuming my house. These characters just seem to appear, as if by magic (!)Β  and multiply and sometimes … yes, I’ve got to admit it, they develop personalities and have adventures and stuff. It’s not my imagination, honestly. They REALLY do!

There’s cool dude Dexter Dust who has a talent for rude words and button-boarding…

dexter

…and the deluded Dust twins, Delphine and Diego, who think they are pirates and often fight each other over ‘treasure’ (even though they know it’s just stale cereal!)

Dust twins

…and danger-loving Dermot Dust, who hunts spiders and fights flies.

fly

I know what you’re thinking – I’m a bonkers author with an overactive imagination who needs to get out more (and should probably vacuum my house)! And you’re probably right. πŸ™‚

23 thoughts on “Dust Bunnies – The Sequel

  1. Ooh no, not at all – you’re brilliant and I love these! Eek – Dermot Dust is armed and looks extremely dangerous. So glad I’m not a fly.
    Thanks for a wonderful post. πŸ™‚

  2. THAT, was a funny post. I laughed! You’re so funny! πŸ˜€

    Have a brillent day Cathy! I’m off to write! πŸ™‚ ❀

  3. Cathy, I think you’re so imaginative and blog-resourceful! What a wonderful post. It’s got me off to a smiley start today!

  4. I think those little scenes could merge into a big idea,so maybe you shouldnt vacuum,but then your house will probably just be filled with dust! i dont think your crazy at all,you just have a great imagination

  5. He he! I’ve just been reminded of English eccentric, Quentin Crisp, who never cleaned his New York apartment, saying that once it was an inch deep the dust never seemed to get any worse!

  6. Hi Cathy! A brilliant post! Hahaha πŸ˜€
    I suggest you do not vacume. Unless you want the poor, ickle dust bunnies to end in death… (You’re not heartless are you? Bear in mind they’ve got feelings too.)
    Plus, you never know, they could come in useful! If for example, an intruder enters your house, you could set a whole army of your dust bunnies onto them! You could count on them to not let him/her get away with it! Especially Dermot Dust… they’ll be terrified of him, I’m sure. x
    I love the dust bunnies. LoL This post made me smile πŸ™‚
    Shelly x

    • Gosh, yes. I’d forgotten about THAT dust. I guess Mr Pullman also recognised what a great word ‘dust’ is – seemingly innocent but slightly sinister, mundane yet somehow magical. Then you add ‘bunnies’ and hey-presto, you’ve got the cuteness factor! Perfect!

  7. Love the dust bunnies. Don’t ever vacuum your house otherwise there shall be dust bunnies no more……
    So sad πŸ˜₯
    Cute eyes
    Very fluffy
    Is it a bird
    Is it a plane
    No it’s the amazing, adorable dust bunnies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  8. Oh dear. I have some rather sad news. I think you should sit down. Last night I got the vacuum cleaner out. *hangs head in shame* I’m pretty sure it was painless. Although I’ve a hunch they survived the suction and are having a party right now in the dust filter, so I wouldn’t get too upset. And they’ll be back in no time!

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