Saturday 8 September 2007

Nursery Wrongs

I got to thinking about nursery rhymes the other day, you know, the way you do (or maybe you don't, but I do). They're all so old now, often written as cautionary tales about events of the time, for example, I believe that ring-a-ring-a-roses is about the great plague.

I thought it was time some of them were updated to caution against more modern phenomena such as divorce, drug addiction, etc. Cheery soul, aint I?


Page 1

Pages 2/3
"Peter, Peter, married cheater, always looks for something sweeter"

Pages 4/5
"Little Miss Muffet sat on a bus, her marriage had crumbled with minimum fuss"

Pages 6/7
"Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie, addicted to pills that made him high"

Pages 8/9
"Monday's child is tense of face, with nervous glance and can of mace"

Pages 10/11
"Jack Sprat got none of that, his wife was never keen"

Pages 12/13
"Lucy Locket, electric socket, farewell note stuffed in her pocket"

Pages 14/15
"Matilda told such dreadful lies, a friendless life became her prize".

Comments welcome, as always!


Lesley said...

Absolutely brilliant Dan - I don't know how you think these ideas up!!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Dan. Well done. Wish I had your ideas and talent.

Sheils xxxx

Anonymous said...

yet again your talent is endless, amazing work x

Anonymous said...

Excellent Dan, didn't know you were a poet as well as an artist!

Anonymous said...

another brilliant book dan - you really are so clever!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Dan, as ever, you have made a totally stunning book, with such a brilliant story to it.....well done you xx Hels

Anonymous said...

Brilliant piece of art Dan - well done you !

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Love it :O) If I had half your imagination and talent I'd be very happy.
It's fab-well done you x

Ann said...

Absolutely stunning Dan, love the whole concept, terrific title & as a retired childcare assessor love the irony. Visually stunning & truely inspirational.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic book Dan, and a very insightful observation on modern society

Anonymous said...

another great project Dan. It made me laugh out loud so thank you

TinaB said...

Well Dan, Where do you get your ideas! Stunning work as always.

Tina xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning as ever Dan - Is there no ending to your talent?

Anonymous said...

The best nursery rhymes i have heard for a long time. Magic, just magic!

Nicky aka Slinkyminx

Anonymous said...

once again an excellent project and a great idea using nursery rhymes

kerry said...

thats fantastic Dan--but then why am i sounding surprised your work ALWAYS is.

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooooooh!!!!!!! Dan, you are a sweetie!! I am now the proud owner of Nursery Wrongs...and peeps, it is even more stunning in the "flesh"....thank you soooo much....hugs Hels xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, only discovered your blog today - fantastic projects and this one is amazing! How do you get the ideas? it is sooooo true!!!

Kathy2eggs said...

Terrific idea..I know what you mean about ideas popping out of your head..enjoying all your past posts.

Lynn Stevens said...

LOL. OMG, I'm still laughing at these, Brillant and soooo true!

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