Forty Fahsand Fevvers on a Frush by viennablue
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Apophysis 7x 15, with postwork in Photoshop cs5 -249 views as of 31/03/12
Inspired by the Splits-Crop Combo Tutorial by guagapunyaimel on DA and a long forgotten silly song.
Featured in Flame Apophysis – 17/12/11 & Art Universe – 26/02/12 & The Group – 31/03/12
This is dedicated to an old friend of mine who would sing this song to me when I was young and lost. He was so funny singing with a cockney accent that no matter how depressed I felt he always made me laugh. When I created this flame I couldn’t get ‘forty fahsand fevvers’ out of my mind. So I went on the net to look for it, not thinking that I would find it ….. but …. much to my amazement I did. It was sung by Billy Cotton and his band in the 50’s and early 60’s and may be older than that. I remember the Billy Cotton Band Show on Saturday evenings in the late 50’s, black and white tv, tiny screen, and tinny sound but we loved it, live music! This is just a short extract from the song. Think cockney accent as you read it

Forty Fahsand Fevvers on a Frush. (Forty Thousand Feathers on a Thrush)
Now Johnny Brown from London Town was born in Lambeth Walk
And now that Johnny’s growin’ up, they’re teachin’ ‘im to talk
Maybe in society, they think ’is accent’s bad
But down our street, they think that ’e’s a credit to ’is Dad

Johnny Brown was two today, what d’you think they heard ’im say
Forty fahsund fevvers on a frush
No one but a Cockney kid could say it the way that Johnny did
Forty fahsund fevvers on a frush

Mum was so excited, Dad was so delighted
Bells in ev’ry steeple rang out to tell the people
London’s mighty proud today, another Cockney’s learned to say
Forty fahsund fevvers on a frush

I am a digital artist living in Swanage Dorset UK. I create fractal art using Apophysis and UltraFractal. I also create work in Photoshop Every so often I enjoy a bit of photography, but my passion is fractal art. The copyright of this image belongs to viennablue. The image may not be copied or shared in any form without the expressed permission of the artist known as viennablue (Jacqui Forster).

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Comments

  • abstractjoys
    abstractjoysover 3 years ago

    This is so incredibly beautiful. I love the mirrored effect and the colors are fabulous!

  • thank you Carolyn for this most welcome comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, it’s funny how some lovely old memories inspire such creative work! hugs xxx

  • Hi Chris, lovely to see you back on RB, missed you m’dear. Thank you for this lovely comment, greatly appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • Belinda Osgood
    Belinda Osgoodover 3 years ago

    Oh, that’s such a delightful story and memory. I’m glad you were able to find the song to share the lyrics and smiles it generates. The fractal is beautiful. The greens and blues are so rich and jewel-like. The pattern and lighting is fantastic. Super work, vienna. :)

  • thank you Belinda for this wonderful comment, glad you enjoyed the song, it still makes me laugh, and I have had ‘forty fahsand fevvers on a frush’ going through my head all night!! lol! :-)

    – viennablue

  • Georgia Wild
    Georgia Wildover 3 years ago

    This is amazingly beautiful work!! Love it!~

  • thank you Georgia for this lovely comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 3 years ago

    Really gorgeous!

  • thank you James, much appreciate your comment :-)

    – viennablue

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work of art. Superb creation.

  • thank you Bunny for this lovely comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    love the rich depth and texture in this Jacqui….gorgeous colours too…. :)

  • thank you Pam for this lovely comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • Robert Douglas
    Robert Douglasover 3 years ago

    Amazing work my friend.

  • thank you Robert for your comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • Stormey
    Stormeyover 3 years ago

    Super lovely pattern Jacqui. Bet that was a cute song. Thanks for sharing. : )

  • thank you so much Stormey for this wonderful comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • thank you Francis :-)

    – viennablue

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