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The Welly Challenge

By LynneJoyce  
Just for fun this post is in response to Peter's (Ddolfelin) challenge in my last post to use my drawings to decorate wellies. He had read the poem below on my Facebook page. Let me know which of these designs I should forward to Welly manufacturers for their consideration.

Ode To Wellies

Wellies are my favourite things,
I love them all to pieces,
On doggy walks they keep me dry
And safe from mud and faeces.

The ones that I loved best of all
Were red and bright and shiny,
I had them when I was a child,
In fact when I was tiny.

It really didn't matter
If the Sun was shining bright,
I wanted those red Wellies on
Throughout the day and night.

I think they fired my passion
For the Wellies of today,
And my modern collection
Is lively, bright and gay.

Some are only ankle deep,
Some are very tall,
But lovely, lively patterns
Enliven almost all.

All except the green ones
That I hardly ever wear,
Probably because
There are no patterns there.

I think my bright red Wellies
Raised my expectations,
And made me think that Wellies should
Be lively, bright creations.

So my dull green Hunters stay unworn,
While the dog prints get an airing,
Along with lively flower prints,
And the abstracts, bold and daring.

But still the ones that I loved best
Were my childhood Wellieboots
Because me and them and puddles
Were always in cahoots!

© Lynne Joyce 11.11.2019

Tags: Challenge Design Digital art Drawings Wellington boots Dolfelin



20 Nov 2019 6:20AM
Always in cahoots!! V6 is my favourite, Lynne. Great set of welliesSmileSmile
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
20 Nov 2019 6:56AM
Good work Lynne.
I think most of them would deter snakes!
Saastad 4 16 17 Norway
20 Nov 2019 7:27AM
Great work Lynne Joyce!!!

Arne Smile
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 165 England
20 Nov 2019 7:29AM
v6 looks good but v12 has that 'green' credentials.
ColleenA Plus
10 508 11 Australia
20 Nov 2019 8:20AM
Great work Lynne, you have a new career ahead of you.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 9:10AM
Great work Lynne,SmileSmileSmile

20 Nov 2019 9:20AM
V5 for me. Smile

I'd love a pair like that, Lynne
And really want them NOW!
Then when I put my feet in,
My heart would call out; WOW!
The pattern is so striking
I'd love my feet within,
And whenever I'm out hiking,
I'd always think of Lynne. Wink

Fabulous work from you, Lynne, I wouldn't know why to start to produce such a fantastic set. VERY well done.


EMJAYCEE 14 10 10 England
20 Nov 2019 10:48AM
As always Lynne an absolutely fantastic set. My favourites are V2 & V12.
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 11:19AM
So creative Lynne and interesting that a few of us like V2 and 12 - also I like V4.
I'd be interested to see the final tally.
Great poem too.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
20 Nov 2019 12:09PM
A welly delightful set of wellies here, Lynne! 👢😁 I'll have a pair of the spotty ones in V14, I'm a size 9... 👍
Trev 😀
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 9:04PM
Just like others, versions 2 and 12 appeal, probably because they are "gardeny".
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
21 Nov 2019 12:57AM
Shows how long Iíve been on EPZ, Lynne, I remember your wonderful Glastonbury flower-power shoe pictures of yesteryear! Love these, and the poem, which could be written to music 🙂 Joyful creations, all of them!

Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 2:06AM
Very beautiful images Lynne, love the psychedelic wellies !!
(Just wish I was wearing them this morning in the frosty park)... I got home with frozen feet !!
I also enjoyed the poem... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 8:19AM
A wonderful set and a great marketing opportunity. Those wellies could make your fortune.Smile
CaroleS 13 442 3 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 10:39AM
What fun! (I have a short pair with Neopolitan candy stripes for my little legsWink). I also have a short pair of green unworn ones. I would love your designs.
xwang 14 56 8
21 Nov 2019 5:13PM
I like V2&V12,...Grin

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