Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This is my entry for Illustration Friday. The theme this week is Sail. I used various decorative and handmade papers to create this collage ACEO (2.5x3.5"). While sketching this image I remembered the poem by Edward Lear titled The Owl and The Pussycat. I vaguely visualized then sketched the following ACEO.
The Owl and The Pussycat
an unfinished posthumous poem by Edward Lear


The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'


Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.


'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


Anonymous said...

Love your sail illustrations. Very awesome. Love the colors and patterns.

INDIGENE said...

Okay, let's say...I love the color, I love the design, I love that you look like you can touch it all day! Oh, and they're both great ACEOs!
I think I'm done...:)

Anonymous said...

These are both lovely - I think I enjoy the marine life in both the most.

Loni Edwards said...

I absolutely love your sails on your sailboat! They are both really nice pieces. Its cool how you use textures. Great job!