Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Pirate and the Mermaid

The Proposal
Wil Cormier, 1955

"If the pirate with the scarf
had  been more poetically minded
he'd have thought that her eyes
were like a thousand emeralds,
glittering in a far-off pirate treasure chest.
But he wasn't,
so he just thought that she had
really really green eyes,
a bit like seaweed."

- Gideon Defoe,  The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

sea dogs and treasure chests

"Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out
how far one can go."
- T.S. Eliot

paper doll set by Susan Hoffman

bronze ship's pocket sundial/compass

"No! No! the adventures first,
explanations take such a dreadful time."

- Lewis Carroll,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Mermaid Kat, Katrin Felton

selkie lilly's mermaid

"I love to sail forbidden seas,
and land on barbarous coasts."

- Herman Melville

Captain Johns, New Foundland

by Thomas Blackshear
sea dogs and treasure chests,

"Let us step into the night
and pursue that flighty temptress -

- J.K.Rowling,
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Captain Cur

'Shopping for Lunch' Collage Art Doll Mermaid

The Mermaid
One Friday morn when we set sail,
And our ship not far from land,
We there did a-spy a pretty fair maid
with a comb and a glass in her hands.
While the raging seas did roar,
And the stormy winds did blow,
And we jolly sailor-boys were all up aloft
And the land-lubbers lying down below."

- anonymous

unknown artist

unknown artist

Mermaids from The Pirates of the Caribbean

"You don't know what it is 
to live and laugh and love
and run a man through!
You've never tasted salty air on your tongue
or waved heartily at a mermaid!"

- Gideon Defoe
The Pirates! in an Adventure with the Romantics

coloring page courtesy Dover Books

Ryan Pancoast
sea dogs and treasure chests,

The Buccaneer movie poster

vintage Japanese pirate mask (eyes not punched out)

artist unknown

"There is no shortage of well-known pirates,
Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd,
Blackbeard, Yellow Beard,
and Yellow Beard with Black Roots,
who surmised that,
if blondes have more fun,
than blond pirates must have
a heck-of-a-lot more fun."

- Cuthbert Soup
Another Whole Nother Story

vintage Bergamot Brass Works buckle

The Pirate Movie DVD cover art

Pirate Jeff

Life Savers' ad
sea dogs and treasure chests,

"My bounty is as  boundless as the sea,
my love as deep.
The more I give thee,
the more I have,
For both are infinite." 

- William Shakespeare


The Flower Garden

Pirate and Mermaid by dashinvaine

Merman and Mermaid

incredible costume!

and that is the tale
of the Pirate and the Mermaid!

artist: Scott Gustavson

'til next time...
and on pinterest:  kkloberdans
"Mermaid Preening"
Collage Paper Painting by inkspired
using all recycled junk mail and magazines

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