The bird's name is Patrick. I hope that clears things up for you. Thank you, Ami, for this rousing suggestion.
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Hi. Today's drawing is brought to you by one of my oldest friends (in that I've known her since 1st/2nd grade).
Yes, indeed, the convivial Ami Clayton requested I draw
"someone trying to empty a bathtub into a coffee cup with a hole in it while their friend plays an ode to their failure on the shawm."
This is maybe not the best shawm ever drawn, but I think it gets the point across in a slightly jazzy way.
Oh, yeah, and happy Michaelmas to all.
Belly laughs: Etsy.
Shawm-a-thon: Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter.
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