Today’s Rhyme “I Washed My Mother’s Dishes” was one of those “when I was young poems. Most of them are pretty uninspiring, but the thing with the fish had possibilities.
Today’s rhyme, Cock A Doodle Doo” gave me too options. The first was from the rooster’s point of view. The other was from the view of the Master and the Dame. I went with the latter because I already had three sketches that were portraits of birds.
I found today’s Rhyme, “Baby and I“, confusing. I couldn’t tell if it was about cannibalism or if the narrator was stiffing the baker. I think it’s yet another one where stuff was left out over the years. For the sake of the image I went with the cannibalism. In order to make some sense out of people fitting in pie dishes, I made the baker an ogre.
Today’s Rhyme was, “The Dove says, Coo, Coo, what shall I do”. I was a little worried that would be another one where all I had to do was draw a bird. However then I got to the bit about her being dissed by the wren. This gave it some entertaining depth. I like wrens, they’ve got pluck.
Today’s rhyme was “Rowley Powley, Pudding and Pie”, better known as Georgie Peorgie.” I wasn’t sure whether to go with a before or after picture, but with already having done a picture of some jerk not taking no for an answer, I went with Rowley running away. Of course in it’s original period the writer probably thought Rowley was a lovable scamp.
I’ve known today’s rhyme, “St. Dunstan, as the story goes”, for a while, mainly because I went to St. Dunstan’s Day School for High School. Anyway the best part of this one was drawing a monstrous devil in contrast to the silly opera devil I did yesterday.
I confess I went into pedant mode by asking, “St. Dustan was a monk”, right? So I ended up looking up to check and based his look on some stained glass I found.