Time for a Limerick!!!

Time for a Limerick!!!

Hi there!
Thanks for popping in. Was thinking about this old blog on the way home this afternoon, what to do… and LIMERICK! popped into my head! I mean, Over on Clarity Matters, on the other lovely blog written by our young Clarity team, there is a cool Youtube-How-to by myself, using the brick stencil, a Gelpress, and a fabulous Springy beautiful Fresh Cut die drawn by Mel…CLICK HERE TO INVESTIGATE

Then Grace, that lovely girl of ours has written a very touching blog from the heart over there too, today, which did make me cry. But then you probably know by now, I do cry. CLICK HERE TO READ

So I thought to myself, I thought… they’ve got the art covered, they’ve got the heart covered, so I shall inject a little levity into this day with a limerick. They are always such fun – and you do come out with some serious howlers….

Right. You know the drill. I shall give you the first two lines of the limerick. You will then copy and paste those first two lines below and finish the limerick. Then on Friday, we will read them all and pick one which makes us laugh out loud. The author of that one will receive a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher by way of blog candy. How does that sound?

Alrighty then. Ready? Here are the first two lines….

There once was a painter called Rick,

who always stirred paint with a stick.

La la la la la

La la la la la

La la la la la la la la.

I just creased up with my own filthy version. I’ll give you a clue: he used something else to stir the paint, which rhymes with Rick too….

I have a feeling this could get funny. Come on! We need a good laugh. What has this got to do with crafting? Depends. How do YOU stir YOUR paint ?!

‘He’s in a class of his own – done the whole room – without moving from the chair.’

Love and Hugs,

Barb xxxx

‘I know you wanted to finish early, but we are only doing a bathroom in a prefab.’

55 thoughts on “Time for a Limerick!!!

  1. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    When it snapped,he was bitter
    And proclaimed ‘I’m no quitter”
    Though he did feel a bit of a prick

  2. Don’t usually enter these competitions, and my mind immediately went in the same direction as yours, but here is my clean ‘Clarity’ version

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    He added some gel paste
    what a terrible waste!
    He really was horribly thick.

  3. No limerick from me, as I can’t compete with Sarah!
    I read Grace’s blog and cried with you. How amazing it must feel to have your daughter write like that about you. You did a great job there. Hugs. Annette X

  4. There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    He added pva glue
    A landscape or two
    And said that’s a room with view

  5. Barbara your daughter is a credit to you. A beautiful touching blog . A young lass to be very proud of . Can’t think of a limerick as think Sarah’s is brilliant and says it all! Xxx

  6. There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    He got a good hue,
    A nice shade of blue,
    One he knew his girlfriend would pick.

  7. There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    Mixing ink with a whisk
    Was more of a risk
    But you sure cover cards at a lick

  8. There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    But his stick broke in two….
    Now what shall I do?
    I’ll use ‘THIS’ stick in my hand….
    It will have to do!!

  9. Lovely blog from Grace today – no wonder it made you cry. It’s true though you are an amazing woman and you’re not my mum so I’m not biased!
    Now for the limerick:
    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    He painted whilst nude,
    Which some thought quite rude,
    But he got on with the job mighty quick!

  10. There once was a painter called Rick. Who always stirred paint with a stick. He called on Barb’s Dave. How terribly brave! Who said “Man your taking the mick”. The clean version🤣

  11. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    Oh Bugger, Rick cried,
    as it spilled down the side
    and he had to clear it up quick.

  12. Grace’s blog was a lovely tribute to you today.

    OK, I’m keeping it clean for first attempt:

    There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    He got fed up with that
    Turned round to the cat
    Who promptly made if off very quick !

    There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    He called out Hey Dick!
    Go and get Mick
    Before this paints get too thick!

    I’m going to love reading all these ! X

  13. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    Till one day he got a splinter
    Declared he was quite a good sprinter
    When the nurse said, “Don’t worry, you’ll only feel a small prick”

  14. That one from Sarah is a right cracker and poor Dave hasn’t any sticks & now I’ve got to explain to hubby why I’m howling with laughter lol! Thank you lovely ladies I’ve had a rough day but this blog has had me in tears from laughing again xx

  15. There once was a painter called Rick,

    who always stirred paint with a stick.

    He tried a new tool

    And felt quite a fool

    When the paint wouldn’t stick to a brick.

  16. Just a few attempts. Trying to keep it clean!

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    But his dog, with a bark,
    Took it off in the dark,
    So he had to find another one quick!

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    But when he picked up a shoe,
    And stuck it into the blue,
    He ended up feeling a dick!

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    But when he picked up a spoon,
    Stuck it in the maroon,
    He started to feel a bit sick!

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    When it was lost in the brown,
    He said with a frown,
    Surely someone is playing a trick?

    You are blessed with a wise daughter. She has a wonderful mum! Xx

    1. And the not so clean!

      There once was a painter called Rick,
      Who always stirred paint with a stick,
      When all nice and runny
      They thought it was funny
      When he painted the wall with his prick!

  17. There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick.
    One day the stick broke,
    And the next bit’s no joke,
    He ate it, just for the kick!

  18. Hi Barbara. What a heartfelt blog from Grace. She definitely takes after you.
    I have been laughing out load at the limericks. Lots of brilliant entries.

    There once was a painter called Rick,

    who always stirred paint with a stick.

    He changed to a dibber

    He’s all of a quivver

    And his wife has learnt a new trick

  19. There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    but when his stick broke
    he said it’s no joke
    Now I will have to use Mick

  20. Read Grace’s blog, what a chip off the old block she is too. Had me close to tears reading it. You have a wonderful caring family and it’s so wonderful to see.
    Sorry can’t compete with all those limerick entries they are so good. Good luck everyone.xxx

  21. There once was a painter called Rick,

    who always stirred paint with a stick.

    He looked first at his pallet

    And then at his wallet ….

    So ended a clean limerick (phew!) 😬

  22. I can’t think of anything for the limerick but wanted to give my best wishes to your Mom for tomorrow’s operation. Will be thinking of you all & will be watching for an update in due course. Loved Grace’s blog today as well, following in Mom’s footsteps !!

  23. Hello Barb, oh you are so right there are some howlers out there, and very apt, as we are doing some painting too. Grace’s blog is lovely. Here is my attempt to be funny.
    “There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    The colour was called Sweet Candy,
    He thought that’s quite dandy,
    Then realised his mistake when he took a quick lick”
    Take care all. Bx

  24. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    He started the gloss
    Whilst doing The Floss
    My goodness that coat went on quick

    There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    Gave a flamboyant twist
    And fractured his wrist
    While his Pals started taking the mick

  25. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick
    He changed his brush to a broom,
    Then went into the room,
    And finished the job very quick!

  26. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred paint with a stick.
    But his stick broke in half, and he started to laugh
    when his wife said, “well just dip your wick”!

    Lovely blog from Grace, Barbara. She obviously fully appreciates her lovely, talented and empathetic Mum.

  27. Barbara, Grace is definitely your daughter, what a lovely blog. What a lovely family. Now for my attempt at the limerick:
    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    While swinging from the rafters,
    He lost his pyjamas,
    So had a paint covered stick and a paint covered dick!

  28. Hi Barbara
    I’ve had a good laugh at all the limericks, you do know how to cheer us up don’t you! Might haves go later but you’ve already got some crackers there. Just read Graces blog, she’s a smashing girl isn’t she. Hope all goes well for your mums operation today, will be thinking of her and you and dad too.
    Love Diane xxx

  29. There once was a painter called Rick, Who always stirred paint with a stick …..
    His artistic talents were many but he’s not on the telly…….cos he likes to paint with his dick.

  30. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred his paint with a stick
    Much to his cost
    His stick got lost
    So now he uses his dick!

    There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred his paint with a stick
    Much to his cost
    His stick got lost
    So now he uses his dick!

    There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred his paint with a stick
    He loved it a lot
    And quite lost the plot
    When he decided to call it….. Mick!!

    There once was a painter named Rick
    Who always stirred his paint with a stick
    Once his mate, for a joke,
    Used it to give him a poke
    Now Dave, that’s taking the mick!

  31. There once was a painter called Rick
    Who always stirred his paint with a stick
    His mate gave him a hand
    Which was more than he’d planned
    It wasn’t only the paint that went thick!!

  32. Hi, here is my little limerick offering….

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick,
    One day he used a pencil,
    Rolled it over a CLARITY stencil…
    Now that’s a neat little trick!

  33. Hi, wishing your Mum a speedy recovery 💞
    Ok, here goes
    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    He was that fussy,
    About getting mucky,
    So just gave that stick a good lick….

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    Who always stirred paint with a stick,
    His legs turned to jelly,
    Cos it’s really smelly,
    And soon became really sick.

    Smile often
    Jane 🌴

  34. First time writing one of these but here goes!

    Beware some content may offend!!!

    There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.

    Today he did lose it,
    So now he must choose it.
    Us a stick with a prick,
    or stir with his dick?

    His partner is Lucy
    And she’s very choosy,
    I’m sure we know what she’d pick!

    What happens next in the picture I paint,
    the strongest of us may vey well faint.

    Because out of the blue a scream Rick did sayer,
    “You should’ve used your blending mat and brayer!”

    “Now look what has happened,
    the paint is too thick,
    those loose bristles, acting like thistles, are starting to stick.

    Bringing a tear to the eye it’s all very scary,
    for now Rick’s balls are really quite hairy!😳

  35. morning all. some brilliant offerings in here. Not sure I can compete, so have gone a bit alternative…

    There once was a painter called Rick
    who always stirred paint with a stick
    He could use a pencil
    No use for a stencil
    But if all else fails could use his …… spoon!

    Sorry!! 🙂

  36. There once was a painter called Rick,
    who always stirred paint with a stick.
    With roller in hand,
    He struck up the band
    And perfected his Barbara Gray flick!

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