Sunday

Proverbs


 I was caught by the line, "A Fox knows much..." 1640 by George Herbert.  He wrote a large collection of Proverbs and much can be read into them. Here is a list of them. This fellow thought about things. 


And also  John Heywood, with his proverb, "None so deaf..." 1546.  He wrote many  you will recognize here

Proverbs (or sayings) are Clever, sometimes Amusing, always Thought provoking... it makes you realize there are a lot of minds out there that put 2 and 2 together, write it down and let others in on it.

Proverbs entertain us, warn us and try to make us wiser.... in a gentle sort of way.


...approx. 5½ " x  8½" in my sketchbook. Fine pen and watercolor
 at Desideratum Art and Jewelry Studio, St. Martins, NB.

17 comments:

Guillaume said...

For a moment I thought I could read: "Abdul in a China shop".

Gwen Buchanan said...

Guillaume, Probably most of my letters could be interpreted in more ways than one.

Steven Cain said...

It's like a flowerbed of words... proverbs. Love it.

Tracy said...

VERY FUN, Gwen. I love the swirls of lettering and colors. I didn't know about these Herbert Proverbs. I've been reading a lot of sustaining reading recently--needing a lift. I’m needing to take an extended digital sabbatical due to health reasons. But I hope to be around when I can. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Gwen Buchanan said...

Steven, such a beautiful way to look at it. thank you!

Tracy, good health is our greatest possession. take care of yours.. we will be here waiting for you when you feel better. *hugs*

BumbleVee said...

Here is one of Bob T. Bear esq.'s favourites...

The early bird gets the worm, but, the second mouse gets the cheese....

Gwen Buchanan said...

haha, Bob T.Bear esg. has a great sense of humour!!! I like that! and so true..

Carol Steel said...

What a lovely way to further memorialize proverbs...your work is enchanting.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you Carol, I think it's so interesting that ideas written 500 years ago are still pertinent today and they're hard to improve upon.

pRiyA said...

I've always avoided doing lettering because I feel it has to be perfect and proportional and all that. But seeing how you've had so much fun with lettering is wonderful. And proverbs are a great way to give it a go I guess :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Priya, I am not one that likes following too many rules... Playing and experimenting is what attracts me.

sandy said...

Wonderful sketches - I could spend a whole day sitting outside, looking at the ocean and going through your sketchbooks - maybe a whole week, heck maybe just move in with you!

Ooops I got carried away - but i so love your place.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Nice post! Thanks & Welcome for your comment and visit to my blog.
Have a nice day! Merci.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sandy, You're sweet... I have an extra room !!!

Hi Cath, Thank you so much!

Falcondawn said...

Hello Gwen,

it is me, Olivier Klastat aka Dawn Jones. How and where are you? Greetings from Germany :-)

Sandy said...

I remember the day I read the following quote. It was several years ago but it was a saying that took root in my brain. It said, "It is impossible for anyone to learn what they think they already know" by Epictetus. It is so very true.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sandy, I like that one and I so agree too. Thank you.