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Monday, May 9, 2011

Creative Tuesday #53 Purple

 Creative Tuesday

with Mr. Tea and Toast.

Acrylics and Stabilo Pens


Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
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Heather said...

i've always liked those words! well done! and fun, too!

Karin said...

Your painting is fabulous - and I agree with the poem! So much fun!

linda said...

What a great poem and fabulous painting to go with it. I love the red ribbon, it makes the painting zing.

art2cee2 said...

I don't know why the red hat ladies think purple and red don't go together...this looks just lovely with it's touches of red! :-)

Anonymous said...

I thought 'Purple Rain' too but didn't have a clue how to picture it. Well done you.

Anonymous said...

I love that your lady is not afraid to go out into a little rain (unlike me) and she looks marvelous in her purple hat.

Daniella said...

Oh I LOVE that hat!! The painting is wonderful!! The poem is awesome! I think I do some of those things right now!! Fabulous!!

Wanda said...

I've always loved that poem, and you have illustrated it perfectly!

Think I'll go buy a hat!!!!

Miss 376 said...

what fun

Jehanne's doodles said...

love the hat :)
And the words - hehehe

Catherine... said...

Love those words...great hat..

Birdie said...

I love the hat! It's like the inverse of the Red Hat Society ladies. And "When I am an old woman" is one of the poems I look to for inspiration.

And thanks to you, I have the song "Purple Rain" running through my head :D

Leovi said...

Beautiful design with a lovely color. Hat beautiful tones. Sorry but I can follow through Creative Tuesday, as I have removed the link because they do not allow photography. Greetings.

Betsy said...

Very pretty! She looks like she's ready for the Kentucky Derby in that hat! :)

Missy said...

Lovin the hat, Betsy said exactly what I was thinking, she's derby ready, or perhaps royal wedding.

Christine said...

oh what a great idea, QMM, purple rain! Love the hat especially.

Mmm said...

Yes, pretty indeed and of course I enjoy the red dotted material too. And what a funny poem , to boot! TY so much for being so faithful and playing along as always.

BTw, not sure I've said this before, but I do love how you call me, "Mr. Tea and Toast" How sweet. Ha.

Fallingladies said...

One of my mother's favorite poems! long before the red hats... thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

That poem has long been a favorite of mine. In fact I have a framed version of in hanging on my bedroom wall. And you illustrated it perfectly. Well done.

Diana Evans said...

What a fun and wonderful piece!!!! love this and I love lavender!!!!

Holly said...

great interpretation! love the peice.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

What a beautiful way to capture the poem and purple!

Mina said...

I have always loved that poem and plan to live it fully. ;-) Your painting is wonderful.