Friday, February 24, 2006

Illustration Friday - SONG



A preliminary rough of something that’s been stewing in my mind for the last week. I was thinking of self-publishing an illustrated book of ‘There was an old woman who swallowed a fly’, because it’s one of Xavier’s favourite songs. However I think the words of the song are still under copyright so it looks like I’m going to have to do my own version. If you add any suggestions for further verses in the comment box, please do so on the basis that you’re freely giving them to me to use if I want to!

13 Comments:

Blogger vfm4 said...

no suggestions for further songs, but i love your drawing!

2/24/2006 12:21 PM  
Blogger Rayne said...

The drawing is great and so is the idea. I would like to see how it developes.

2/24/2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

OH MY what a wonderful sketch and idea!! YES YES YES!!! I can just see it as a children's book!! GO FOR IT!

2/24/2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you for the encouragement. Now - if I can ever find the time!

2/24/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger Sioux said...

Wonderful and terribly amusing!

2/24/2006 10:36 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I can't think of any other verses, either, but this is hilarious! (Especially following the previous two posts of naked men ... is THAT what happened to their clothing???)
:-D

2/25/2006 3:53 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

I think if the author has been dead for over 50 years you are not subject to copyright. But I prefer your slant - much funnier!

Rachel

2/25/2006 5:50 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Linda you're right, all this time drawing naked old men is going to be so helpful for the final illlustration in the book!

Rachel I googled but found conflicting information on whether it was traditonal or written in the 1930's - but it provides a creative opportunity NOT using the original.

2/25/2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger "Maggie" said...

What a great illustration! I particularly like the way you've drawn the man's hand. I've never eaten tiepie :)

2/26/2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

how about "There was an old lady who lived in a loo"

Rachel

2/27/2006 3:24 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

There was an old man who swallowed some Tide,
That bubbled and foamed and blurpled inside,
He swallowed the Tide to wash the tie,
I don't know why he swallowed his tie,
Perhaps he'll die (a fashion victim).

Ta da.

2/28/2006 1:21 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Rachel he's a man with a tie, I need the subsequent lines.
Rramone (and why aren't you called Willie?) I love it.

2/28/2006 5:50 PM  
Blogger grdn gurl said...

Julie, it is feb 09...did you ever finish this charming book?

2/15/2009 5:08 PM  

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