February 10, 2016

The Owl and the Pussycat ....

Hello my Lovelies.  It is actually COLD here ... so hoping you are all cozy and warm.

Last year I did a series of "The Owl and the Pussycat", a poem I always adored when I was little and in fact still do.  The lines which say "And they took honey and plenty of money, wrapped up in a five pound note" were always a mystery to me as I simply could not understand how a note could weigh five pounds!

I am choosing the piece where the the are sitting on the beach having a picnic, by the light of the moon, and Owl is playing is guitar and singing to pussy.  Linking to Art Journal Journey, where the theme is "If music be the food of Love".  I think this piece fits perfectly.

 "And They Took Honey and Plenty of Money wrapped up in a Five Pound Note" Oil on Canvas  Donna Parker

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoying each moment.

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
~ Alphonse de Lemartine


  1. Yes, those two beauties were reALLY living off music, love and slices of quince! I love your beautiful interpretation of this theme, just gorgeous, Donna! Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning. Can't think of any other word for this piece. One of my fave bits of the poem and you have brought it to life

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. What a great image from that poem. That kitty looks so happy eating that fish! :)

  4. What a wonderful painting Donna! Amazing! Thank you very much for showing it at Art Journal Journey !
    Stay warm!

  5. Love this, Donna! That is one pampered puss, munching on fish and being serenaded in the moonlight. You even have the "beautiful pea green boat" in the painting. Oh, that elegant fowl. I always loved that poem, too.

  6. So happy to see you share this painting for Art Journey, it is perfect for the musical theme and a fantastic painting. Stay warm.

  7. I love that cat munching on the fish - yum.
    Sandy xx

  8. That was a favourite childhood poem of mine as well, Love your fabulous painting which has brought the poem to life when seeing this page,
    Yvonne xx

  9. This was one of my favourite poems, I love your wonderful painting - a great take on the theme.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. SO delightful and precious dear Donna.
    Thank you for bringing sunshine to a cloudy day.
    I have fallen behind in visiting with everyone.