Am I a Llama or an Alpaca? – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”

– Isak Dinesen

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Am I a Llama or an Alpaca?  – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor

I can’t tell the difference between Llamas and Alpacas.  I’m guessing alpaca, but I really don’t know.

Our Favorite Place is having their Grand Opening tomorrow (Saturday, June 2).  I’m so excited!  They have only been open a few weeks and they have already sold one of my paintings!  Yay!  Here’s a link to what’s happening at the Grand Opening.  I’ll be there from the ribbon cutting (at 9:55 am) until around noon.  Many of the artists and Made in Oklahoma product people will be there.   If you’re within driving distance of Eufaula, OK, it’ll be worth a visit.  Hope to see you there!

About Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Karen Blixen, the Danish author famously portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film of her best-selling memoir, Out of Africa. She was born near Copenhagen in 1885. In 1914, she and her new husband moved to Kenya to run a coffee plantation. She stayed on after divorcing her husband ten years later, living an unusually independent life. Her book of stories, Seven Gothic Tales, sold well, but Out of Africa made her a worldwide success. She died in 1962.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 16:54:53

    They look the same to me too. But llamas are usually quite a bit larger than alpacas. I love your painting! The eyes are always my favorite!!! Have a super weekend! ~Sophia


  2. Cindy D
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 09:36:54

    I can help! (I know, you’re utterly shocked by this.) This is an alpaca, which is a smaller creature but most notably, has shorter ears. Llama ears are often described as being “banana shaped” and are long and curved. This one has almost cow-type markings, so my question might be, is it an alpaca or a cow?

    So cute and funny and goofy. And the eyes on this one look really great and a little mysterious. I would like one. But I really want a donkey and/or miniature donkey. And after that, some llamas and alpacas. Oh! And a capybara (world’s largest rodent!) Ok, I’m going to stop there. Haha.

    In other news, I did do a “Faded” entry last night but I ended up being unhappy with it and did not post it. I am so mad that my blogging schedule got trainwrecked by a weekend off. (Also, work is still kinda horrible! Actually, it’s possible that could be as much a factor as the weekend off. And now that I’ve diagnosed my stress-related drawing issues, thank you for the use of this space.) ;D

    (Oh one more thing! I’m also having some minor WordPress issues and have had to comment with a different email! Arrgh!)


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 07:11:06

      Thanks so much for the info, Cindy! Do you live out in the country, where you can have all those critters? I would love to live on a ranch and have lots of critters, too. I am a huge animal lover, but alas… the hubby is not, so we don’t even have a dog… a non ceramic dog, that is. he he I missed seeing a Faded from you and look forward to seeing what you do for Hurry.

      My WordPress is acting a little better. I never figured out what caused the glitches.


      • Cindy D
        Jun 04, 2012 @ 07:30:41

        No, no country living for me. My adorable cuddly herd of crazy beasts is just wishful thinking! Luckily we do have a dog, and he is the best dog ever, of course. 😉

  3. sketchbooksandstuff
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 07:25:31

    I cannot tell the difference either. I thought they were the same. I really like your painting, beautiful green.


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