Monday, October 16, 2006


Smitten- Illustration Friday Challenge. AND "who" was more smitten than the owl with the kitten? I ask you?! LOL!
My grandmother used to recite this to me when I was young. Watercolour pencils with ink detail.

And here is their child! LOL

The Owl and the Pussycat poem
The Owl and the Pussycat 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.


Michelle Lana said...

cute illo!

the heartful blogger said...

Lovely and magical! Scary offspring though!!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I haven't laughed that hard in a really long time! That cowl, cowlat, whatever is super funny!!!!

michael dailey said...

great lookin moon and sail there under

ValGalArt said...

what a delightful post! Your illo is charming, i love the moon! and the creature is cool! I have always loved this rhyme! Nice memories...

julie said...

I love that moon!

Q. E. Kids said...

Very romantic! We love the illustration!

the enigma said...

sweet moon...!^^

katwit23 said...

that is the perfect romantic evening... you captured the feeling very well!

Alina Chau said...

This is soo cute!! Love the photo collage art and your illo!

Amy Zaleski said...

I love this, Ellen! The moon is great and so are those hearts with the patterns! Thanks for your considerate comment!

andrea said...

I love this post -- especially the owl/pussycat. I used to know that entire poem when I was a kid. Now I can get about halfway through.

scribblesk said...

Love how the man in the moon gazes down upon the happy couple!

Kevin Spear said...

I like the energy in the pencil strokes and design in the hearts on the sail. Nice technique.

Jaimie said...

aww. this is adorable. and I love their offspring!!

Maja Veselinovic said...

Dear Ellen, thank you for shearing with us such a fun and beautiful poem. I really enjoy the way you illustrated it. Especially the second one :-))))))) Also, thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you like my art and find my read interesting! Oh, and thank you for bringing me the news about pick of the week, that really cheers me up :-)

Horse Power said...

This is an adorable illustration! I love the perspective of the moon's face looking down, and the stripes on the cat! ^^ so cute!

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