Saturday, 28 July 2012


Last week at Art Class I was drawing a poppy and other bits.  One of the members of the group was trying to remember the poem about poppies she had learned at school.

With the clues given I managed to establish it was from Tam O Shanter by Robert Burns.

So I then decided to do another Poppy in my favourite media, pen and watercolour.  With the quotation from the poem.

I then sat and read a few more of Mr Burns' poems and really got excited.

"Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie'
O, what a panic's in they breastie."  To a Mouse.  Robert Burns.

So I started a mouse.

Also on the drawing board, is a tawny owl.

"Sad bird of night, what sorrows call the forth, 
To vent thy plaints thus in the midnight hour."  To the Owl, Robert Burns.

And there's more.
To a Mountain Daisy.
Sonnet on hearing a Thrush.
On scaring some water fowl.
A red, red rose.
Address to the Woodlark.
Oh Bonny was yon Rosy Brier.

I am so excited....


My sister in law took this photograph.  And has given me permission to try and paint it.

So far I have drawn it and I think I have got it right!

I had to be dragged out of the shed/summerhoose/drinkingden/opera theatre to eat me tea.

Inspired I am.


Susan T said...

I love your little mouse and I am sure with the inspiration flowing you will do a brilliant job with the birds painting.

Lynn said...

I love the poppy & verse together.

Anonymous said...

Wow, good for you! Those are all great, and how fun to have "hit a seam" of inspiration. Enjoy!

BadPenny said...

aww sweet wee mousie. what an incredible photo... no wonder you are excited !

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

That little mouse is adorable :D

And I an't wait to see what you do with your sister's photo, what an incredible image!