Thursday, December 11, 2014

When Pigs Sing

"When Pig Sing"
I made one similar a couple of years ago titled "Pig Song" (same quote - different embellishments.)

It still makes me smile when I see it.  This one is constructed on a wooden game board that has been covered in papers and tissues. 

The quote is spelled out using SCRABBLE tiles:

"Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time, and it annoys the pig."

The vintage wooden toy pig has legs, a tail and a snout that move when the string is pulled.

Very cute.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The End (Parrot)

"The End"
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, its not the end."
 I remember when I first read this quote, I think it was in the 70's. The Beatles had made a recent trip to India to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and I read an interview with John Lennon in one of those 'teen' magazines that were popular then. 
I forgot about it until a few years ago, my friend and blogger Paula Guhin from Mixed Media Manic posted an image of the quote on her blog. I remember liking it as much that day as I did when I first saw it in the 70's.

I have researched this quote several times, and what I have found is that it has been quoted many times, by many people in many different countries and cultures. Although I have not been able to ascertain who originally said these words, I like attributing it to John Lennon.

 Alphabet blocks spell out the quote in a deep picture frame that has been covered in artist papers. A wooden napkin ring parrot that has been fitted with wooden drawer pulls covered in green tissues, embellish the piece.

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