Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mary Had A Little Lamp

#168 - Draw your daily newspaper; #116 - Draw something green; #2 - Draw a lamp.

I was looking over our daily paper to see if there was any inspiration therein to use as a writing prompt. I soon found it, in the classifieds. Now, we locals like to joke about the lack of proofreading abilities displayed by the Tribune-Herald staff. Rumour has it that all new job applicants are immediately given an elementary spelling test. If they can pass it, the interview is over and they won't be hired.

As much as I like poking fun at our Trib, I think for a small paper on an underpopulated island, they do pretty well. Besides, I have to admit I kind of enjoy typos. They usually make me laugh, and always make me feel, well, sort of superior when I find them. Also, it can be like solving a little puzzle to figure out what it was supposed to say. You know how important it is, as we grow older, to exercise our brains on a daily basis!

I found this advertisment under LIVESTOCK FOR SALE. "Premium hair sheep. Lamps and breeding yews. 555-5656." Not only did it make me chuckle, but it gave me an idea for an EDM triple score.

11 comments:

luba_smith said...

Great drawing! Love the green, the details and shading.

MaryO said...

Wonderful. I like the way you handled the light in this one!

Alan said...

nice rendering

Shelly McC said...

Wow! Fantastic drawing!

SCquiltaddict said...

You are the queen of the EDM triple score...i award you the crown...this is fabulous and the story and the typo wonderful too!!

art addict said...

I love your blog! Love the drawings, love your writing, love it all!

I'll be back for more for sure!

PamYla said...

lol I agree, funny ad. I love your drawing, I have a bankers lamp with a green shade just like yours. YOur artwork is awesome!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

oh, I love this. great stuff.

vickylw said...

Our local newspaper is similar in hiring practices, I think. This sketch is witty and wonderful in every way!

June said...

I love your blog. My favorite livestock typo was one I saw years ago advertising "pygmy goat weather" for sale. It was in the miscellaneous, so I didn't even have the livestock clue. I wound up writing a poem beginning with that type of weather and meandering elsewhere. Now I need to find that poem. When my daughter, who keeps milk goats, saw the poem she explained about wethers . . . I would like to comment on every post of yours I have read so far, but must restrain myself. Congratulations on transitioning from chickens to art! Great drawing here! June

Karen Blados said...

Wow! Your work is stunning! I wish I had time to do more "finished" drawings, but for now I'll just drool over yours.