Tuesday, 8 March 2011

I.F Warning

I was working in the Cats Protection shop on Saturday, thinking over this weeks Illustration Friday topic, when suddenly, the title of a prominently displayed book caught my eye:

"Warning: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple"

And so, upon having a closer look I discovered this poem by Jenny Joseph, which conjured up a lot of wonderful imagery in my head (and from having a quick browse through the other images entered into I.F this week, I see others have been inspired by it too!) So here is my illustration based on it:

The full poem can be read here: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning


  1. This is avesome. I drew an old man too, but he is not so cheerful.
    I Like her (or your) hat. And if it is no problem I bring a very funny video. I would like to be that kind of old guy. http://indavideo.hu/video/Torok_papa_tancorat_tart_a_gyerekeknek

    Have a nice day!

  2. love her energy and the stick on the fence - I can hear it clicking! cute post!

  3. I have always liked that poem, and of course it inspired a whole new women's organization/club.

    Nice illo!

  4. What wonderful inspiration and such a happy illustration :)

  5. i love that poem, perfect illustration for it! my mum has already started adopting most of the things in it, purple hair too! :)