ATC – Q.4 2019

ATC = Artist Trading Cards. They measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

October-December theme choice: country of origin

I chose some quotes about England or the English and made simple digital illustrations.

Not Angles but angels

Birth of England: The Wessex Kings Michael Wood   

The story goes that Pope Gregory the Great saw some fair-haired and fair-skinned slaves in a slave market in Italy, and was told that they were Angles. ‘Not Angles but angels,’ he replied.


And did those feet…

Jerusalem William Blake  

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green


The buttercups

Home-Thoughts, From Abroad Robert Browning

And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups…


some other Englishman

Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw   It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.


And guardian angels sang this strain

Rule Britannia Thomas Arne

When Britain first, at heaven’s command,
Arose from out the azure main,
Arose, arose, arose from out the azure main,
This was the charter, the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
Rule Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves


Mad dogs and Englishmen

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Noël Coward

 The native grieve when the white
Men leave their huts, because
They’re obviously definitely nuts!
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun