Soul Food - Lesson 6 - The Owl & The Pussycat with Lisa Patencio

Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Owl & The Pussycat mini accordion book - Mixed Media
Liquitex & Kaiser Colour Acrylics
Posca Pens, Biro & Pilot Perma Ball pen
Lesson 6 of Soul Food saw us playing with one of Lisa Patencio's favourite poems. The Owl and the Pussycat. We were to make a mini accordion book and illustrate it with our own version of the poem.

My owl and pussycat are in love and, overseen by the silvery moon, sail off in their pea green boat. My owl was helped along by this little instructional, found on Pinterest from the Graphics Fairy. My pussycat is one of my non-dominant (left) hand drawings. The moon is my favourite in this little book - but I do have a fondness for moons with faces. I can trace that right back to my childhood, to a colouring-in picture with Sleepy Care Bear snoozing on a smiling moon. The things you remember and that influence you, eh?

Another lesson that helped me loosen up and just let go. Also made me look at the colour wheel a bit more closely too. Need to get me one of those!
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Owl & The Pussycat mini accordion book - Mixed Media
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Owl & The Pussycat mini accordion book - Mixed Media
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Owl & The Pussycat mini accordion book - Mixed Media
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Owl & The Pussycat mini accordion book - Mixed Media
The Owl and the Pussycat

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!
Oh! 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.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic work! That background is completely awesome and the characters just pop off of the page. Totally in love with this. x

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  2. your color combinations are awesome - I love that kittyface!

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  3. Oh, I love this - it really is food for the soul. The colours are wonderful but I love your images...

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  4. what a beautiful little book, the colours go so well together. I could do with a colour wheel too so i stop making mud.
    Gill x

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  5. Gorgeous colours, they just zing and your animals are wonderful. What a great little book.

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  6. Fabaroonie. Loving that pink colour too and that background is scrumptious, are they gelli prints? That guide looked good on how to draw an owl too, pinterest is SO useful! x

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    1. You made my morning with that comment :) No they aren't Gelli prints. It's all done by hand :D

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  7. Great accordion book. So nicely sone and I love the rich, vibrant color!

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  8. Oh my gosh. Glorious. Those colours and illustrations. Love. A beautiful little keepsake. Very juicy!!

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