The Story of…When Pigs Dance

I’m a big fan of The Daily Show. For those of you who may not know, The Daily Show is a comedy news show that also includes celebrity interviews. One celebrity who was on the show was Fred Thompson of Law and Order fame. He appeared on The Daily Show because he was promoting a book he wrote titled, Teaching A Pig to Dance.

Well, I began to wonder, what would a dancing pig look like? For some reason, a pig doing ballet stuck in my mind. And that’s how the ballerina pig of When Pigs Dance was born! Isn’t she cute?

Did You Know:

    • The title came about because for one reason or another I had a mind blurp and temporarily thought the saying was When Pigs Dance instead of When Pigs Fly. I liked the title, so I kept it.


    • Ballerina Pig is also the basis for Christmas Ballet Pig




    • A Christmas Ballet Pig Christmas Card is also available at Valerie’s Gallery at Greeting Card Universe


  • I’m not sure why I put sunglasses on her. It just seemed like the thing to do. Maybe because she thinks she’s a star!


Has a book, television show or interview ever inspired your artwork? Tell us about it in the comments!

If ballet pigs aren’t your thing, here are some artwork by other talented artist:


Thanks Mom of Groom card by Sandra Rose Designs

Thanks Mom of Groom card

by Sandra Rose Designs

Miss you, Hogs & Kisses, Cute Pig Cardby Kerri Joseph

Ballet, Dancing Bears card

by Lori DeLeonardis-Aman

Funny Birthday Animals – Rudy Pig & Moody Cow – Dalai Llama card by Catherine Roberts