Welcome back to Artist’s Corner, the bit of my blog in which I peddle the same material week after week in the hope that no-one really notices. The conceit is quite simple. I draw a picture, my very-nearly-two-year-old daughter adds a touch of colour and then I post it on here and pretend it’s art.

I’d probably have stopped doing this weeks ago but the comments section has continued to amuse me, as a number of people seem to delight in posting ludicrously intellectual reviews of the ‘art’.

Hopefully they’ll do that this week too, or I could end up looking a bit silly.

Anyway, without further ado, allow me to present this weeks oeuvre. It is simply called ‘Mouse’.


  28 comments for “Mouse

  1. July 30, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Way to go with the lines 😅😳

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    • July 30, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks, it takes a special kind of talent to achieve it

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  2. July 30, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Once more the duo draw that fine between anarchy, as shown by the refusal to stay between arbitrary enclosures of the subject, and jocose whimsicality. This kind of avant garde artistic bravado leaves the typical anthromorphasised mouse, as personified in the historic Disney depictions, looking a miserable mouse, a redundant rodent. One wonders what the artistic world will see when the work further matures. We await with antici… pation.

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  3. July 30, 2020 at 7:07 am

    The bold use of aqua is a bold and refreshing symbol of the joy that comes from living in the middle of the ocean on an island while the underlying hostility of the dark orange shows the artiste’s true feelings. The black streak means death. Death to all mice! Nasty little creatures that belong drowned in the ocean. Er, which I am sure is what the artists meant to say…

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    • July 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Certainly reflective of her mother’s feelings about rodents

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  4. Scribblans
    July 30, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Speechless. Not a squeak.

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    • July 30, 2020 at 6:22 pm

      Not like you to feel so rodentant

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      • Scribblans
        July 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm

        I smelled a trap.

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  5. July 30, 2020 at 9:10 am

    An interesting example of collaborative artwork, combining a naive mouse motif with a highly sophisticated abstract expression of unbridled joie de vivre. Given that two artists contributed to this work we are of course confronted by the question of who contributed what. Looking at the internal evidence of the picture, it seems likely that the mouse was drawn by the younger artist, whilst the more seasoned and experienced collaborator added the moving rendition of utter joy.

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    • July 30, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      And that is the genius of the piece in many respects


  6. July 30, 2020 at 11:29 am

    The artist shows us that color is the primary means for sparking dialogue between artifice and nature. His uncanny ability to embody natural phenomena in apparently chance directions and at the same time present a picture of that embodiment is a radical departure from the norm.

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  7. July 30, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I’m banned. I know my place!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 30, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      The evidence is overwhelmingly to the contrary but I am prepared to reconsider the ban if you can put together a compelling case

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      • July 30, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        I have put together a pencil case. Will that do? You can keep your very important marking pencils in it and, maybe, Miss Proclaims could share it for her colouring pens and pencils. However, when I used the parts of compelling to make my case I find I am left with Glom. What am I to do with that!

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      • July 30, 2020 at 8:18 pm

        It’s a lomg story

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  8. July 30, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Wow! What a terrific collaboration of creativity and complete disregard for the established lines. Beautiful! Well done!
    – Melanie

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  9. July 31, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    This mouse is crying out to be heard and represents the silent millions of mice who are not fairly represented in this country, only your daughter feels their pain.

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    • July 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      There was a certain intensity in the way she set about her ‘work’ on this one…

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  10. August 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    OK, the rabbit has gone, but there’s now a fly with spotted wings. Are these subliminal images meant to deflect me from the fact that the colouring is STILL much better than the drawing?

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    • August 1, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      I don’t think it’s a secret that the colouring is better than the drawing. The subliminal images are just there to mess with you…

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