The Owl and the Pussycat

Last week’s Colour Me Positive prompt was on the theme of Courage.  While the theme and the supporting quotation failed to spark any creativity in me, the optional prompt to incorporate a boat did.  For some reason, an echo from childhood reading and singing perhaps, the first thing that popped into my head was Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.  I drew around a side plate in pencil to provide me with a circular frame and then I drew the characters and their pea green boat in ink in a fountain pen.  I used watercolour pencils to add colour.  Simple.

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12 thoughts on “The Owl and the Pussycat

  1. This is so much fun Laura–I used to love hearing the verses to this poem–just as Roselyn said. Did you hear the story on NPR this morning about creating an alternate text to Goodnight Moon? You might enjoy it.

      • Ditto. And the Runaway Bunny and its stalker Mom.

        I like what you did here with the circular format. It really fits the poem, and I don’t know why. I think because the boat and the waves fit so neatly into it, and then they could all roll along?

      • It seemed to me a subject – the large body of water and the endless starry sky – that needed to be contained in some focused way. And you know how I am with circles. Plus I was working on this in the kitchen while making dinner so there was a plate to hand I could draw around.

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