The sixteenth of December 2019

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Art is in the eye of the beholder, or in this case, the eye of the horn holder. That is right, our friends at The Haven Zoo created some fantastic paintings of the horn imprints of Boone, Otis and Bernie’s horns. The Haven provides a wonderful place for rescued animals including a herd of goats and now offer the opportunity to sponsor the goats and ensure their high quality of care is maintained. Help keep the Haven goat herd happy and healthy and if you sponsor before Thursday (December 19) you will be entered in prize-draw to win one of the paintings created by the goats seen below!

Go blue for Bernie

Fiery red by Boone

A chill imprint from Otis

The thirteenth of December 2019

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Once upon a time there was a famous general who shared her wisdom with a friend. She said “take your broken heart and make it into art.” From any heartache or setback, there is always hope that things will get better. Make amazing things and practice radical kindness and you never know you might just change the world.

The eighth of June 2019

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Stay curious. Human imagination has led to the discovery of many amazing things, put a man on the moon and eradicated deadly diseases. The possibilities are endless, and it is never too late to learn something new!

The seventh of May 2019

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It is never too late to try something new. Although I have never been a particularly artistic person – my forte has typically been appreciating rather than creating art – in the past few years I have dabbled in some graphic design and graphic arts. I hope you enjoy my tracing of my favorite goat of all time, created with an IPad Pro and Procreate.

You are never to young to explore new talents and hobbies

The tenth of February 2019

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When everyday feels like a race, slowing down can be somewhat difficult. Trust me though, it’s worth it.

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Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend and prepare for an amazing week ahead!

The first of February 2019

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A few years ago while surfing the web, I came across the most amazing thing: The Oxford Cambridge Goat Race. This event takes place yearly at Spitalfields City Farm in London, UK. I have been an avid follower of the race ever since. Infact, if it weren’t for the Oxford Cambridge Goat Race, you would not be reading and (hopefully) enjoying Goat of the Day, as the inspiration for this blog came from the race’s Facebook page that often posts a daily goat in the weeks leading up to the big event. This year, the race is set to take place on Sunday, April 7th. In addition to the goats, there are lots of fun activities at the farm, food, and a lovely mariachi band. I highly recommend it.

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An action shot from the 2018 Goat race. The 2019 race promises to be the event of the season!

The thirteenth of November 2018

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How long have humans and their related ancestral species created art? It is entirely impossible to know for sure, as many mediums may have not survived millennia and it is difficult to say what a person living during the Paleolithic era would have considered art. The earliest forms of art identified by archaeologists come from paintings in caves, most famously the Lascaux Caves in southwest France. Cave art is prevalent throughout France and Spain; however, recent research has identified even older examples in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Last week, a paper in Nature describe the oldest known cave art that was crafted at least 35,000 years ago in the East Kalimantan mountains of Borneo, Indonesia. The inside of the cave is said to be entirely covered in art, including animals and outlines of human hands. Of course, one of the animals that was painted onto the walls of Lubang Jeriji Saléh was indeed, a goat. As new dating methods emerge, archaeologists theorize that some cave art in Europe may be as old as 65,000 years, which means they were created by Neanderthals rather than modern humans. At any rate, the new discoveries from Borneo show that goats have always been part of the story of humans, even before their estimated date of domestication approximately 10,000 years ago.

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An image of a goat on the wall of the Lubang Jeriji Saléh Cave, painted 35,00 years ago.