The All-Seeing Eye vs The Coffee Mouse Bandidos!

It all boils down to your perception really and I never tell you what to see or think, but today I have to make plain a few details or you may well think I have finally lost the plot! Bear in mind that this arch was created for “Wild and Wacky” – Gothic Arches and also “Party Animals” at Mixed Media Monday and you may understand a little better!

Caution, Coffee Mice approaching...

Many moons ago, there was a small group of mice living in Chelsea, in the basement of Whittard’s Packaging and Distribution plant. These mice loved the smell of the coffee bean sacks and quite naturally, made their homes there. Inevitably, one thing led to another and they found they’d developed a taste for the bean itself.

One day, one of the mice overhead an ‘office-bod’ lamenting the shortage of Guatemalan coffee beans. He feared they may well have to discontinue selling the brand because of the theft of beans from the bushes in Guatemala… Concerned by this news, the mouse ran back and told the rest of the group.

They decided to make contact with their cousins in Guatemala, via Mousebook’s social media networking platform, to see what was really occurring. News soon filtered back that there was a group of mice known locally, in Guatemala, as The Coffee Mouse Bandidos, who were stealing the ripe beans from the Platinillo Estate, before they could be harvested and sent to Chelsea for Whittard’s…

A few texts and Mousebook messages later, the problem was resolved and the CM Bandidos elected to go further afield for beans, out of respect for The Whittard Cheslea House Mouse Consortium. Aaahhh, the power of social media networking is indeed, awesome! 😉

NB: No mice were harmed in the telling of this tale. The mice are from the original coffee box given to me by a friend who knows what a complete hoarder I am! I have indeed sniffed the box before cutting it up for this project!

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17 Comments

  1. great arch!!!

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  2. love your mouse bandito story! very cute…and your arch is chock full of whimsy!!

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  3. Your arch is beyond gorgeous, Rosie!
    Fantastic piece of art!

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  4. Loved the mice so clever. Outstanding art great job!

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  5. Fabulous composition and design! Perfection!

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  6. Actually Rosie I think we’re more likely to figure you’ve lost the plot after we read the story! Ha! Lovely little tale (or is it tail) for a Monday morning. I’m more concerned about the elephants in Guatemala – since when did South America have elephants? I think a message needs to be sent on Trunkbook asap to find out more about this marauding bank of oversized mammals. If they start eating the coffee beans then we’re all in trouble!

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  7. Wonderful arch!

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  8. Sandy

     /  March 15, 2010

    Oh wow this is perfect.
    Fantastic and wonderful arch.

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  9. Are you SURE it was coffee you were sniffing????? Wild and wacky indeed! This is pure Rosie Rowe on the loose. Great fun, Rosie!

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  10. B

     /  March 15, 2010

    Very cool! I love your mice, and the overall composition is perfect.

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  11. Your story is definitely a little wild and wacky and this arch is fabulous!! Love it – thanks for the entertaining ‘tail.’ cheers!

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  12. mixedmediamonday

     /  March 15, 2010

    Wonderful, Rosie – and I loved your story 🙂 Diane

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  13. amazing colors,,,,,,,,,unnsuals,,,,,,,and at time so happy,,,,,,,,,i love it…..

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  14. This is certainly about the wildest and wackiest mouse tale I have ever heard! Your imagination is to be envied. I love your double challenge entry, Rosie.

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  15. What a awesome piece of work!

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  16. Fabulous arch, Rosie!!

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  17. This is beautiful. I love the colours and the story behind it is so funny 🙂

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