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June 30, 2014

The Owl and The Pussy Cat

Owl and the Pussy Cat Illustration Fabric Pocket MirrorThe owl and the pussy cat was always been one of my favourite poems as a child. So when I was digging through the attic and discovered the illustrated book of the poem that I had poured over for hours when I was young, I was delighted and inspired to pick up my pens to draw my own interpretation of Edward Lear’s cross-species love story.

Owl and the Pussy Cat Illustration Eco Cotton Tote Bag

Owl and the Pussy Cat Notebook
The poem tells the story of an owl and a pussycat who escape the world in a pea green boat, fall in love and get married in a far away land.

I
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!”
II
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.
III
“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.

Owl and the Pussy Cat Greeting CardMy owl and the pussy cat illustration is available in my Etsy shop adorning bags, badges, pocket mirrors, greeting cards, notebooks and linen pencil cases. It is also available on a selection clothing items.Big Fabric Pin Badge - Owl and the Pussy Cat Illustration

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June 23, 2014

Foxes

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