Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Mimsy" to be sure

To continue from yesterday's post---It was something of a fantastical morning, painting in the intermittent rain at Gasworks Park and Marina.

"A beautiful pea green boat"
A few of us wound through a narrow wooded path from Gasworks Park to a tiny houseboat marina for the last half of the outing.

And what should I see? A beautiful peagreen boat (house), apparently just sailed back from the sea by the owl and the pussycat! See what looks for all the world like a vintage Evinrude motor attached to the hull? I am told that these are true house BOATS, because they are capable of being navigated out on the water.

Kate posed us for a great group shot at the end of the outing and check the USk Seattle Flikr photo pool for photos of our work (Nice work, Tina and Peggy). Regardless of being a bit damp, we were all proud of ourselves for braving a few little summer showers. I, myself, looked a bit like a borogrove when I took off my hat.

"All mimsy were the borogroves," What is the meaning of the adjective, mimsy? Flimsy and miserable. "When I make a word do a lot of the work like that," Said Humpty-Dumpty, "I always make it pay extra."
A shabby looking bird. "...And a borogrove is a thin, shabby looking bird with its feathers sticking out all around- something like a live mop." - Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carol.

Sketching in the rain can be like that.


  1. Lovely reflections, Michele! We're a bunch of tough broads sketching in the rain. ;-)

    - Tina

    1. Thanks, Tina.
      Yeah, we're tough. It takes more than a little drizzle to wrench the sketchbook from our fingers! 😊