If you’re a cartoonist or illustrator, you probably find it easier to start with an idea, gag, or storyline and then create your cartoon or illustration around that idea. To provide the inspiration for some of my past illustrations, I’ve turned to writing limericks. Unfortunately, I feel rather clumsy where it comes to nailing down the rhyming meter of a limerick. Furthermore, there’s something about the rigid structure that doesn’t quite go with the freedom of my illustrations. So I’ve decided to throw out the rulebook (more or less) to try my hand at writing light verse. I suppose you can say that I’m creating art well versed, though certainly not rehearsed!
Art Well Versed
I captured my “Opus 1” for y’all to see on my channel at Youtube:
My Opus 2…
Is an ode to the newest addition to our family – our Toybob cat Ollie.
A Fine Feline
I named my cat Ollie
‘Cause Oliver’s less jolly.
He’s ebony black
And sharp as a tack
By golly, he comes when I collie!
By the way…
We’ve had Ollie just two weeks, but it feels like he’s been with us a lifetime. From the moment we got him, he was at home with us and his new “house.” Fortunately, his big brother, Ziggy, also adores him!
“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.”Eckhart Tolle