A Snail’s Tale

Snail Tale Gail Watercolor 8x10 140lb Arches Cold Press

Snail Tale Gail Watercolor 8×10 140lb Arches Cold Press

A Snail’s Tale.

Slithering along the rust-colored earth and shale,
a beautifully bright snail
whose name was Gail
set sail.

Gail was on her way to a sale –
she hoped she would make it without fail,
but it really was to no avail…
Do you know how slow a snail does travail?

But who needs to fight tooth and nail
when you already blaze a trail
that is off the scale…?
Look at you Gail  – you will prevail!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

This is one of a series of fun animal watercolor paintings and rhymes I am pursuing.
See the others:
A Rare Hare with Flare
A Duck Named Chuck
A Fawn at Dawn
Rooty the Rooster
A Precocious Pink Pig  
Hal the Colorful Cow
A Mouse named Klaus

Pam the Lamb
An Otterly Awesome Otter
Earl the Squirrel
Adele the Gazelle

PS – This one is for you Dena! πŸ™‚

Painting inspired by the beautiful work of Tilen Ti

50 thoughts on “A Snail’s Tale

  1. Good Morning, Jodi! While Benjamin likes Gail the Snail, he thought that you should be told ” it’s cute, but that’s not an animal!” He does love the story. I told him that it was a special picture for a little girl. He says “that’s good!” You can always count on Benjamin to keep you informed, in case you have questions. Thank-you for this sweet addition.

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  2. Jodi, I’m loving your animal paintings and have come to look forward to each new one. The poems are just an added bonus. As others have commented, I love looking at Gail from ‘behind’, such an unusual perspective.

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  3. Oh Jodie, so adorable, and wow thank you, I would have thought this would be 30 on your list, you are just so talented, and so clever with verses. Teal, turquoise is my favorite color, love Gail, thanks

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  4. We can all take a lesson from Gail! πŸ’ž
    She faces her slowness and path ahead with verve and keeps on going! I like my grandies’ hermit crab who decides to try on different shells they boil and make sure are clean for her “to change clothes” in.

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