I have always thought possums were a good thing. My Dad and I always liked possums. I’m called Possum by one friend that lives in Tucker, Georgia. My Grandpa and I would catch possums in a Have-A-Heart trap and look at them a bit before letting them go. Sometimes they smelled a little funny. One time I fed a momma possum bits of lunch meat and I saw her baby possum tails squirming out of her furry pouch. I have lived around possums my whole life. So when I had the chance to create possum art I jumped at the chance.
Recently I created a possum shirt for AWARE Wildlife Center out here at Arabia Mountain USA. The shirt is based on Skulli, an ambassador possum with AWARE. Ambassador animals are ones that are now healthy but not suitable to release back into nature because of their injuries. Skulli was hit by a car long ago and now lives and works with the fine folks at AWARE — interacting with the public at events. They are a furry and friendly way for people to understand what AWARE does for the Atlanta area.
I am real happy about this shirt. The art really makes me feel good. AWARE asked me to come down and take some pictures and a video with Skulli. We made a fun little commercial about the upcoming fundraiser October 26th A Wild Night Out in West Midtown Atlanta. The new shirts will be available at the Wild Night Out fundraiser first, then later online. Hope to see you there and remember to check your pouch daily and keep it nice and clean!
see you soon,
Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks