The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp And Show is:- An Old Wives Tale. I have made a page based on an old rhyme my mother taught me ( hope it fits the criteria ). It is a childrens' clapping or skipping rhyme and there are several different versions. It apparently originated in America and was a clapping game played by black children.
The version I was taught is :-
Dressed in black
Silver buttons all down her back
She likes coffee, she likes tea
She likes sitting on the Chinamans knee.
My mother said, I never should
Play with the Gypsies in the wood.
If I did, she would say
Naughty girl to disobey.
I have always loved the rhyme but, to me, it has a sense of foreboding about it..........Gypsies in the wood and strange Chinamen.......oooh. The stamp I have used in the top left corner I bought just because it was a bit quirky, I had no idea what I would ever use it on....till now. It so made me think of Mary Mac. I had also only just purchased the tree stencil, after watching the very clever Louise Nelson create magic with it on the weekend, so then I had my scary 'wood'. I had so much fun doing this page, stamping and stencilling.......I don't think I have ever used so many stamps on one project before !
This is an American version of Mary Mac, played on a Bottleneck Slide Blues Guitar and the words have written sub-titles that have political, social, and historical references and it's kind of fun.....? You might need to turn my music off if you want to listen to this.