Jumpy Dumpty

Jumpy Dumpty©. 8"x10" archival ink on 11"x14 Bristol Board. 

Jumpy Dumpty.
Could not walk down a little farther to the makeshift bridge.
He jumped right across the river
Above the spawning salmon.
It happened so fast.
A melee ensued.
The salmon scrambled,
The three not-so-blind mice wanted some,
And the owls swooped them up
Which cleared the way for the gnome to run home to safety.
The spoon had a date with a can of pork and beans,
So the fork ran away with the dish.
Egg yolk tastes good said the fish.

Aaahh, dear friends: let not my drawings and posts give the false impression that I have all the time in the world. I don't. I am physically still recovering from my frenzied and hectic week, two weeks ago. It is still busy but I stopped pushing myself to the point that I was popping ibuprofen for muscle aches from stress every four hours. I promised to write emails and letters. I promised to mail packages. I have not done them. I am just tired. See? I am not a superwoman. I just happen to enjoy drawing. Oh and another thing. I fell the other day and badly injured both knees. They are so much better now except they look like small blueberry pancakes. I jump and scream in agony when Daisy and Wheezy greet me with their whacking tails and nudges. 


Steve E said...

HAHAHA!!! THIS is the best egg drawing so far. That hat, topped with a mouse with decorated tail, OH MY! However, i only saw two mouses, maybe I am the third one--blind, that is!

And the fisheees, egging him on to get those beautiful boots wetted. Well, SOMETHING had to give! And those owls look SO hungry. Oh! Nature is so unforgiving. ZAP!

LOVE it. LOVE 'em all, girl.
PLEASE don't feel you have to write comments to me...coming here is totally MY pleasure. You know that! OK?

I'm sad to hear about your knees. So I give you permission to sit when you pray, or stand, but no kneeling--for now. RIGHT? HAHAHA! I fell down this morning also--vertigo, it's called. This was a mild attack, though. I've had LOTS worse.

When it comes to the stress of catching up with everyone on blogs, you will have to learn to say "NO!" to yourself. The word is only two little letters, right!

FIRST THINGS FIRST! That means ART is up there, right after YOUR health, then your family.

Of course, I KNOW how much you needed all this advice from steveroni fiddlemn! LOL!

Ces Adorio said...

KNEEL!!!??!!! That is so sadistic. Ouch. Aaaww~ Thanks for the advice. I am listening. Tsup!

Bella Sinclair said...

Heeheehee! I don't blame those salmon. He looks absolutely delicious! Look at him, all dapper and manicured! Love his footwear. So FANCY! So you've got some über fresh lox there, and scrambled egg, blueberry pancakes. Dang it, don't let that dish and fork run away. I needs them.

The mixture of textures in the background is fantastic! Two in one day, what a treat! It's like dessert for my eyes.

Ces Adorio said...

...and SOMEONE sent me a dozen eggs today!!! Heheh! Tsup!

Abby said...

Wow, what a great illustration! I have to just stare at it, and I keep finding more fun details. And sorry about your knees!

Curious Art said...

What could be more perfect for this week's prompt!??? It's like the Dumptys are being called into being by the universe. I love this series, so funny, so inventive, so full of personality, so obCESsive! Is it a coincidence that your amazingly fertile creativity produces acorns & eggs?

I hope your knees heal super-quickly-- I know that must be miserable, but I'm so glad it's not your hands that were hurt!

Cindy D. said...

Ah haha, more excellent sneakers! Knee-highs, outstanding! Love the fishing lures. So much fun to look at.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have such a fantastic amount of detail!! Brilliant work, I love your style!

Nicky Linzey said...

I love the little fishes faces and that there is always so much to see in your work. Beautiful as always.

martinealison said...

Un tel souci du détail que j'adore...
Finalement ton Dumpty n'a pas besoin de canne à pêche... Il lui suffit de plonger sa nasse et il ramènera des quantité de poissons... mais le plaisir de pêcher ne sera pas là! C'est peut-être une supercherie de la part des poissons pour lui faire renoncer à sa partie de pêche!!!...
J'adore son chapeau!!! les souris meut-être jouent-elles à une partie de dames!!?
Je te fais de gros bisous et soigne tes genoux!!! petite gamine!

Claire Wildish said...

Beautiful! Love his funny little face and very tall hat. Story and illustration are both wonderful.

Lisa Graham Art said...

It's a good thing he's jumping, because those COULD be piranha. ; )
I love your Dumpty drawings! They are happy!

Hope you are having a great weekend and recuperating from your business!

Deborah said...

Oh, I loves me a rugged, handsome egg! Look at those legs! Oh Ces, see, not only are you brilliant with your art, but your mind is BLAZING! Who thinks of these things??? (Besides you and Bella) You are beyond clever. I cannot find the gnome. Brawyn Man just came in...he said, now SHE'S and artist. I think that says it all. **kisskiss** Deb

k.h.whitaker said...

Oh, he is wonderful!!! Don't try to be superwoman Ces, paybacks for it are hell on the body. ;) Sorry about your knees. Blueberry pancakes, wow, now that is descriptive. :) Take care and get some rest! I'm sending you a gentle <((hug))>

Rod MacGregor said...

Great detail...I am guessing you injured the knees by researching Humpty Dumpty wall falling.

Diana Evans said...

oh the name of him just gave me a chuckle and a half!!!! wonderful work CES!!!

Creations By Mit said...

Another great egg man!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I <3 Jumpy Dumpty.

AHAviews said...

THe detail makes me dizzy here, the fun in every line invites me - and I can just hear him oh so carefully making his way through the forest, and then forgetting his egginess (eggsomeness? eggselfness?) lost in thoughts of fishing, slipping... oh oh oh! Fun.

Amanda Dilworth said...

Looooooove this one, its so striking! Really great contrasts using the strong back and white in the background, composition fab too. Hope you knees are getting better:)