Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March's Nibblefest Art Contest Theme: "Nursery Rhymes"

"The Man in the Moon, came down too soon, 
And asked his way to Norwich.  
They sent him South, and he burnt his mouth 
By eating cold peas porridge...."

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Tammy Gulat

(Or, was it actually the RAT in the Moon....?)

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

Whatever the case may be, the fact of the matter remains that our next round of the Nibblefest Art Contest begins in just ONE week....!

(on the 20th)

The theme for March is

  "Nursery Rhymes"   

How many of us can still recall the nursery rhymes of our youth...?

 Thanks to their simple structure and repetitive nature, it's no surprise how we may find these funny wee poems echoing in our minds, even as adults, just as they continue to remain popular with children yet today.  Simply worded in short metered verses, and often describing fanciful subjects, these same enchanting phrases we first heard as infants may in fact in some cases be centuries old.  Passed down from one generation to the next, nursery rhymes are typically a child's first introduction to Poetry -- as such, they are thought by some to play a significant part in early childhood language development.   Others argue that many of these traditional little poems of olde actually harbor hidden messages, reflective of the popular culture, even spoofing the politics, of their time -- all while we ourselves continue to recite them verbatim today, their original meaning lost to us.  Regardless, one thing is certain:  we have those clever and often anonymous poets of yesteryear to thank for so many long and happy hours of early childhood tradition, education and entertainment....,

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Sheila Cameron, of 'Watching the Paint Dry'

...and all due to their much-beloved, original Nursery Rhyme classics.


"Row, row, row your boat...,

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

 ...gently down the stream."

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Tammy Gulat


 "Rain, rain. Go away....

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

 ...come again another day."

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Tammy Gulat


"The three little kittens, 
Lost their mittens, 
And they began to cry....":

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Vicky Knowles, of Wibbly World


"Hey diddle diddle, 
The cat and the fiddle, 
The cow jumped over the Moon...":

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Patience, of Art of Patience


"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall....":

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Sherry Key


"When I was down beside the sea,
A wooden spade they gave to me
      To dig the sandy shore....":

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente


"One, two, three, four, five.  Once I caught a fish alive.....":

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Jodi Oster, of PaperFaces


"To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.....

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Delilah

Home again, home again, jiggety jig....."


So, wont you consider getting your 'Mother Goose' on....

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Anna Vanover

....and join us for this month's Nibblefest Art Contest?
  When, starting on March 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to present their own unique and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme, 

"Nursery Rhymes"  


(Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents -- fun for artists AND collectors....! 

To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.  For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page
or check out the information on the side of this blog....)

(*Please note: The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)


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