Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Nursery Rhyme


Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain;
He stepped in a puddle,
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again.

Note: The old word for puddle was "piddle," which rhymed with middle.

7 comments:

cyplay said...

Poor Dr Foster.... wonderful artwork!

Ginger*:)* said...

Okay.... I would have loved it if you had used piddle, but oh well. The illustration is wonderful, imaginative and beautifully painted.

Courtney said...

great illo ms. paige, love the mouse and cookie one too. your stuff is rockin'.

danielle said...

I was thinking "piddle" when I first read it, which would have been wonderful, but that also made me think of puppy piddles, and then the thought of stepping in a piddle up to his middle got rather scary. :-)

I also had fun with stepped in a puddle up to his muddle...not quite the proper use of "muddle," but it amused me nonetheless. :-)

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks ya 'all. Okay I'm not from the south, but I like saying ya all anyways. :0)

Most books today say puddle instead of piddle. Personally, when someone says piddle, I immediately think of a dog peeing on the carpet lol.

Danielle, I like the muddle idea. Shel silverstein used to play with words in that way.

Elizabeth said...

Hiya. Just to chip in, this was a fav of mine as a child, and we always said 'puddle' and 'muddle'. I'm in the Uk if that helps explain anything ;-)

However, great painting and drawing, I really like it. Your work continues to get even better. E

Paige Keiser said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I feel like I'm starting to grow in my work as well - this doesn't happen often for me, so I'm excited about the overall improvement in my work, and doubly excited that you've noticed that. :0)Thanks!