Feb 2, 2010

Little Miss Muffet



 
 
 
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.


Well there is a story to this one. Why is Miss Muffet dressed as a Geisha Girl?  Why is she sitting on a mushroom and not a 'tuffet'? What is Reginald doing in the background? What's that gluggy stuff she is eating?

Illustration from: "The Memoirs of Sir Reginald Farquar, Bounder and Scoundrel" Chapter VII, pages 561-564: (Houghton and Gough 1978; copyright, 1978 Sir Reginald Farquar)

17 comments:

  1. She certainly looks frighthened. Nice work Andrew, I did wonder about the Geisha thing, I think I like the spider like hair style.

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  2. Thanks for that. I wrote a story to go with it from the little boy's viewpoint, but it needs a big rework! A friend emailed me and asked me why the whey wasn't whey slopping from the dish - I told him it was gluggy whey but I'm not sure if he believed me...

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  3. All good questions with lots of possibilities for answers--therefore, an excellent story starter!

    Thanks for joining my blog and leaving a comment, Andrew.

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  4. Pleasure Elizabeth, I am enjoying your work immensely.!

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  5. Wow, amazing, how do you do this? It's how I imagine the new Alice in Wonderland film by Tim Burton will be. You have great talent.

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  6. Andrew, as I've said before, your illustrations are simply STUNNING! Jewels for the eyes of any viewer. Thank you for browsing my site and the kind compliments you left me.

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  7. I think Nicky nailed it - Andrew Finnie meets Tim Burton! Beautiful details as always, and love that hair!

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  9. Ooops My "A" went on strike. Here goes again:

    Andrew, you are AMAZING! The details on your illustrations are stunning.

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  10. I'm scared for her - fabulous!

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  11. I am totally in awe of your whimsically, magnificent and fabulous work! WOW, WOW, WOOOOOOOOOOW!!! This is fabulous Andrew!!

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  12. Wow thanks everyone! I appreciate your comments very much. Sorry to be so late in replying, we just a painting show and have been running around like chooks without legs (or heads!) Review came out today in the paper and I'll post it up.... cheers

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  13. Great picture and definitely one that is in search of a story. Hope you write it soon.
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog also.

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  14. Great work! I'm eager to see more and hear more about the projects you're working on.

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  15. Hya Lucretia, I see you're brilliant water colours haven't lost their luster! What's an illustration without a story.... hmm, sometimes the story is in the illustration?

    Daniel

    Thanks for your kind comment. I'm amazed by the work on your blog and site - especially the graphite work. A lesson in each work as I like to say, but the beauty is that the observer doesn't know that they are learning!

    That's wonderful your 'Twixt Earth and Air'

    http://powers-studio.blogspot.com/2010/02/twixt-earth-and-air.html

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Hya! Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I appreciate your time and thoughts.