Monday, 5 October 2009

Germs – Illustration Friday on Monday

 

I’m always in a state of hurry these days, it seems, so this is my hurried take on the Illustration Friday prompt.  (Someone somewhere once said, ‘One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time’.  Too true!)

 

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Kisses blown are kisses wasted.

Kisses aren't kisses unless they are tasted.

Kisses spread germs and germs are hated.

So kiss me baby; I'm vaccinated.

47 comments:

Silke said...

I love it, Tessa! Great drawing and wonderful interpretation of the theme... Hugs, Silke

P.S. Glad the egret print made it safely and that you like it! :-)

pink dogwood said...

Wow Tessa, I love it - both the pictures and the clever words. Just today I heard from a coworker that he has the swine flu and his wife has moved him into the basement until he gets better - I guess no kisses for him :)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Love it! Wonderful words and image.
As for hurry taking a long time, that's a bit like "more haste, less speed", isn't it :-) x

Titus said...

Oh yes, I like this a lot. Final line is a killer (not literally).

jinksy said...

Magical combination of words and picture, Tessa. Loved them both...

Natalie said...

Hee,heee.

Gai said...

a beautiful hurry

Michael O'Connell said...

great take on this… too many NASTIES out there!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Tessa: Sheer delight!!!

lakeviewer said...

Just in time, what with all the flu epidemic and other woes in the air.

Ribbon said...

Wonderful!!

x Ribbon :)

steven said...

sweet funny words tessa!!!! all kisses are good!! steven

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Your hurry would be my days and days. And even then my efforts wouldn't equal your results.

kj said...

holey moley tessa! in this case i am mesmerized by your rhyming poem. it is quite quite quite delightful. and clever. and helpful. i like those real touch kisses myself, the longer and sweeter, the better. :)

not to mention that i just posted about rhyming poems.

remember not to get carried away with the packing. baby steps are best.

xoxo

The Green Stone Woman said...

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get?

MONICA said...

Great post, thanks for share your interpretation of theme.
Kind regards :)

karen said...

I love your interpretation of "germs"!

Katherine L. White said...

I love the poetry. Also, a very wonderful drawing of blowing a kiss.

Renee said...

Love it and it is hillarious. You are so fun.

Love Renee xoxo

Beth Kephart said...

But where does one go about getting such pillow lips?

Shirley said...

Awesome post, Tessa...truly. You are a woman of wit (and of course, amazing talent). I am amiss at visiting! I apologize!! I see that you were house hunting, too. I will keep my fingers crossed that things go the way you hope. : )

You words at my blog mean a lot to me...thank you for your generosity!! I really do appreciate it and it keeps me going. I'm so fortunate to have such lovely people as you stop by. Thank you, my friend!

travelingsuep said...

Nice twist of the theme, very well drawn.

staceyjwarner said...

Love the drawing and the kisses!

Have a wonderful day.

Holly said...

When you have a sec, stop by my place as I've left something for you there!

Madame DeFarge said...

Lovely picture as always and fab words.

Sujatha said...

The husband and I both laughed out loud! That was funny! And the sketch is beeeuuutiful!

Renee said...

I love what you are planning for your funeral. Now instead of my plans I want to put on it 'Scrap what I have said and do exactly as Tessa is doing.'

Sounds beautiful dear friend. Beautiful.

We will meet again won't we sweet friend?

Love Renee xoxo

Carolynn McDade said...

Hi Tessa! Love your IF creation (and the verse is really cute!)

Your blog is included in Blogger's "Latest Blogs of Note" today. How wonderful is that?

I miss "seeing" you around and am sending hugs and all good wishes. xo carolynn

Carolynn McDade said...

COMMENT #2

p.s.... i don't think i've properly thanked you for the bookmarks you sent to me. Thank you so much for sending them. They are bright, and cheerful and lovely.

my surgery was cancelled, but has been rescheduled (for thursday).

ValGalArt said...

well you blew me away :) i love this!

Caroline said...

What fun! Good for you that even in a hurry you managed to find the time for this difficult theme - I'm still thinking about it! The rhyme is sweet!

~Lily~ said...

Your poem was just about the cutest thing ive read in awhile and i loved your art too!

Tessa said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love you all and I love all your comments, they truly make my days.

Tessa said...

Oh, 'nother thing...that verse isn't mine! We used to chant it as giggly schoolgirls years ago.

yodaman said...

Drawing good it is. Days at swamp, better this picture makes.

Rob Inukshuk said...

What fun!

Monte said...

Haha, I like this. Very amusing. :)

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DEB said...

This is so funny! I love it Tessa!

Tim Bastron said...

LOL. Congrats on making the blogs of note list.

m0brya said...

Cute drawing and poem. I enjoyed that. I'm going to file it in my memory and recite it to my boyfriend. =P

sliver said...

Very clever combination between the words and the pictures.

Very lovely drawing too. I liked it very much. :)

Ces said...

Hahahahha1 This is so cute! I love the poem! Heheheh! I love the drawing but I hate body fluids!

Ces said...

Hello Tessa! I have returned! I have an award waiting for you.

Sarah Laurence said...

When I think of your art, I think COLOUR! It's fun to see a line drawing up for a change. People are going crazy about swine flu in the USA too.

Carol said...

Brilliant picture and Brilliant poem!!

Makes me think of the Deacon Blue song 'I'll never fall in love again'. It has a fab lyric that goes

What do you get if you kiss a girl?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia
After you do she'll never phone ya
I'll never fall in love again

Always made me giggle

C x

Yoli said...

Tessa this is so lovely.