I’ll Sail this Ship of Gnomes.

[17 Feb 2010 | By | 17 Comment(s) | 5,374 views ]

For my Illustration (not quite) Friday, this is my take on ‘adrift’..

I’ve always loved The Beautiful South (and the Housemartins before), but when we hear I’ll Sail this Ship Alone, my sweetie and I like to say “Sail this Ship of Gnomes”.. not quite sure how it started, but that’s why we have a lovely little sketch of a ship of gnomes for your perusal today.

I’ll Sail This Ship Alone (BBC Session – Mark Goodier 10/6/89) by The Beautiful South

Play song from Lala.com
The BBC Sessions – 2007 – 3:47

Oh, and go check out my latest food post at Foodwhirl.com: White Chocolate Granola Bars!

I’ll Sail this Ship of Gnomes.
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17 Comment(s) »

  • Kim Werker [] :

    I just love it!

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Thanks, Kim!

  • Aimee [] :

    This may be my favorite one yet! I LOVE mondegreens (aka misheard lyrics). You could do a whole book of illustrated mondegreens…

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Aimee,
    Ohh, I love that idea :)
    (To be clear, I didn’t actually mis-hear this, I just like to think weird things like this)

    Now I just need people to come up with other fun to illustrate mondegreens!

  • happy chinchilla [] :

    Wonderful illustraion. Very cute.

  • danielfairbairn [] :

    HaHa! Love it! Very funny! I’m going to keep hearing that every time I listen to that song now.

  • adrienne [] :

    I love The Beautiful South too! Thanks for the joyful image.

  • diane mccauley [] :

    This is so fantastic! I really like the header of your blog too. Nicely done.

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Thanks everyone! this was really fun to draw :)

    And thanks for the complement on the header, Diane!

  • Indigene [] :

    Bold and well done!

  • Jim [] :

    Ah, The Beautiful South, so good. Have loved them since they were introduced to us by my college neighbor, Rob Peffly. Rob, if you are out there, we love you.

  • Juan Carlos Partidas [] :

    Beautiful !!! Magical !!!

  • Amy C [] :

    this is so lovely, what a sweet group of gnomes, and I love your little story to go with it.

  • Bella Sinclair [] :

    Oh man, I love Beautiful South, too. I’d much rather sail in a ship with gnomes than alone. Because gnomes know how to have a good time. :) GREAT illo! And cephalopods RULE!

  • Dot [] (author) :

    thanks everyone!

    Bella: Cephs rule!
    Amy: Have you dug out of the snow yet?
    Juan: I totally adore your illo friday this week – who knew noah’s wife was allergic?
    Jim: Wow, the male half of Baby Toolkit! i’m honored :) And a Beautiful South fan too…

  • Brine Blank [] :

    There’s almost something deep and philosophical about that…it is a poster that needs to be on everyone’s wall…

  • Dot [] (author) :

    yup… philosophical, that’s me :)