Friday, September 30, 2011

Okay, so I didn't have a fish in my room.....

However, I did rework some drawings I had done of the dear departed Finney (remember Finney?)and her friends and I am rather pleased with the result. A bit too fussy for a 'real etegami' but hey, I enjoyed doing it.

The quote is from a poem by Thomas Gray, better known for his Elegy On (in?) a Country Churchyard.
Given that this poem is about a cat who drowns while trying to catch goldfish (sorry Debbie, I know you are a cat lover) and taking into account his entire oeuvre I think poor old Thomas could have done with a dose of Prozac. Life was pretty grim in those times so I suppose looking on the dark side was normal.
PS it is 'glisters' not 'glitters',


  1. Hi, Origame,
    Always your painting is so beautiful, writing is full of very phisticated sense of humour. I admrire your word playing, too. Keep up!

  2. On the other hand, if I remember correctly, one of JRR Tolkien's poems begins,
    "All that is gold does not glitter
    Not all those who wander are lost ..."
    Lovely work!!

  3. You are so fun!
    I am sharing your blog with some friends who need a smile.
    Thanks again for sharing your art and wit....
    Sherry who dances with the butterflies

  4. Hey Sherry, what happened to the 'Sherry who wanted to be Basho'? Had an argument or was it the poem about "the horse gently pissing by my pillow that did it"? Jut kidding, thank you for your kind words and I am sure you will never be a 'wallflower'!