My very first Interview with a Mouse features a very special Mouse: Alfonso the Artist Mouse was the first Mouse ever sold at The House of Mouse! He’s a bit of a veteran, really, so I hope you enjoy meeting him.
Hello Alfonso, welcome to the newsletter! Thanks for talking to me.
“‘Allo, merci, I am ‘appy to be ‘ere! I ‘ope I ‘ave plenty to talk aboute.”
Well, why don’t we start by talking about your work as an artist. Are you inspired by any particular famous artists?
“Aaahhh oui, I ‘ave zeveral idols from zee artiste world. I admire zee vork of Mouselangelo and Vincent Van Gogh Mouse, ‘oo can alzo be found at zee delightful ‘Ouse of Mouse. But my all-time favoureet artiste, ‘ee iz Leonardo Da Vin-Cheese.”
I hear from The House of Mouse that you sometimes get so excited in your painting that you splatter the paint onto the canvas with your tail, is that true?!
Alfonso shuffles around in embarrassment “Uhm… Zat vas just… Uhm… Zumtimes, oui…”
What do you most love to paint?
“I love to paint zee cheese, and ven I ‘ave ‘ad a leetle too much of zee Roquefort, I zumtimes paint zee dancing cats in pink pyjamas!”
Sounds intriguing… What about your time at The House of Mouse? Who has been your greatest friend there, have you come across anyone you don’t like?
“Ahh, vell, I ‘ave to say, ‘Ootie zee ‘Wise’ Brown Owl can be a leetle bit of a pain in zee bottom ven you get ‘im talking. But my most special ami ‘as to be Nona zee Cellist Mouse. She is very very artistique and a very sweet Mouse. I ‘av very much enjoyed ‘er company at zee ‘Ouse of Mouse. It is a vonderful ‘ome, vee all ‘ave great fun zere.”
That’s fabulous, thank you so much for sharing with me Alfonso, and best of luck with your next adoptive family, whoever they may be!
“Merci beaucoup, mon ami! Au Revoir, zee you again.”
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I am Anna, the artist behind these joyful artisan felt mice. My Granny was a mouse maker, and just like her I am on a mission to let more joy into your life. I want my creations to speak to your soul, light you up and inspire you with pure delight.
Because I believe that the things that make you happy are what make your life so unique.
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