Sunday, 10 February 2013

Mad Gardener's song.

He thought he saw an Elephant,
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realise,' he said,
'The bitterness of Life!'
He thought he saw a Buffalo
Upon the chimney-piece:
He looked again, and found it was
His Sister's Husband's Niece.
'Unless you leave this house,' he said,
'I'll send for the Police!'
He thought he saw a Rattlesnake
That questioned him in Greek:
He looked again, and found it was
The Middle of Next Week.
'The one thing I regret,' he said,
'Is that it cannot speak!'
He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
'If this should stay to dine,' he said,
'There won't be much for us!'
He thought he saw a Kangaroo
That worked a coffee-mill:
He looked again, and found it was
A Vegetable-Pill.
'Were I to swallow this,' he said,
'I should be very ill!'
He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
'Poor thing,' he said, 'poor silly thing!
It's waiting to be fed!'
He thought he saw an Albatross
That fluttered round the lamp:
He looked again, and found it was
A Penny-Postage Stamp.
'You'd best be getting home,' he said:
'The nights are very damp!'
He thought he saw a Garden-Door
That opened with a key:
He looked again, and found it was
A Double Rule of Three:
'And all its mystery,' he said,
'Is clear as day to me!'
He thought he saw a Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
'A fact so dread,' he faintly said,
'Extinguishes all hope!'

`Oh, I've had such a curious dream!' said Alice, and she told her sister, as well as she could remember them, all these strange Adventures of hers that you have just been reading about; and when she had finished, her sister kissed her, and said, `It was a curious dream, dear, certainly: but now run in to your tea; it's getting late.' So Alice got up and ran off, thinking while she ran, as well she might, what a wonderful dream it had been.

Curiouser and Curiouser is over and went very well. Thanks to everyone who visited (or featured us on their sites/blogs), it was very much appreciated, and hopefully see you all at the next show we put together (it's already in the works)!

If you missed the actual show, and would like to see photos, please feel free to take a look on our event page:

We will also soon be setting up a Facebook page for our collective.

Thank you once again for all your support.

If you'd like to buy any of the works from the show please take a look at the artwork page of the website.


  1. Hello! I just discovered your work on Illustration Rally, and LOVE your 'cute as a button' collaged illustration! I'm an illustrator too, and I use a lot of collage/mixed media in my work. I've just followed your blog, and been having a little look at your work, it's all so intricate and beautiful! x

    1. Hi Madi! Thankyou, that's always lovely to hear! I had a look at your blog too and your stuff is beautiful, particularly the monster typography and flamingo valentines card (have you submitted it to illustration rally? I definitely think you should if you haven't already!)! I will definitely be keeping up with your blog. x