The Illustration Friday word of the week is proverb.
The term may be a little old-fashioned, but everyone has encountered the proverb. That annoying saying your family repeats whenever something goes wrong is a sort of proverb. The Aesop’s Fables you’ve read to your children contain proverbs in abundance. They’re found, too, in the New Age literature that somebody, somewhere is making a lot of money from. And, yes, they are those Biblical phrases you had to memorize when you were twelve. Proverbs are also our favorite quotes, and the gentle reminders about Life that we give ourselves. Proverbs are the Cliff Notes of wisdom.
My current favorite: “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.” (Cowboy Wisdom)
“The Messenger” (casein, wax on clayboard)