Monday, May 5, 2008

Four Wise Monkeys

Four Wise Monkeys
12 x 15
acrylic on cardboard


Mizaru-see no evil, Kikazaru- hear no evil , and
Iwazaru- speak no evil.
Did you ever know there was a fourth?
Shizaru- do no evil
I did this today for the cover of my father's latest novel.
He said that I am not allowed to tell you what the title is.
You just have to imagine the text above the brass monkeys.
Also imagine it being on the best seller list.
While your at it, try imagining being as disciplined as those four wise monkeys.
Do you think it's possible to practice all four?
Turning a blind eye, a deaf ear, a buttoned lip, and a bound hand should do it.
If that is so, does being oblivious make you wise?

2 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

This monkey painting is the best! Love it!

Also catching up on your last two posts; your Tulip is beautifully done and the "Different language" photo is so good...made me laugh too. That's usually what Maisie looks like...head down sniffing and ready to pounce on anything lurking in the tall grass!

Kelly's Korner said...

Mary Beth, I love this!