Art, life and creativity. — daftness

There was an old man with a beard.....

Corrina Rothwell

Tags Book of Nonsense, childhood, daftness, Edward Lear, humour, inspiration, limericks

There was an old man with a beard.....

I don't remember much about what used to make me laugh as a kid. The Goodies made me laugh, I do remember that. And I also remember that one of my absolute favourite books was Edward Lear's 'Book of Nonsense' which I can only assume I found amusing back then, even if I don't remember laughing at it. Edward Lear's illustrated limericks had a profound effect on me and have been perhaps the biggest influence on my own work to date. The combination of sheer silliness and the spiky, off-kilter drawings have been a constant presence in my mental creative...