Some favorite painting titles of mine are "She Pinned Things To The Earth, So They Wouldn't Follow Her Around", "View For Two Under The Moon", "He Felt The Light Go To His Heart", "She Built Her Nest With Flowers and Bits of Sky".
There is a funny story that goes with one title. I was showing an image to a friend of mine and she said something, and I thought she said something else, which wasn't what she said at all! I thought she said, "She Was Charmed by His Weaving". Nope. I was totally off! We laughed. BUT, I loved the words and decided that would be a perfect title for one of my small bird paintings I had just finished.
The Owl Wouldn't But The Raven Would
'Twas a dark night in Ravenwood
The night when Owl came out to call
Why did Owl go to Ravenwood?
To meet the Raven dark and tall
Croaked Raven to Owl "What's afoot?"
Hooted Owl "There's dark arising
And evil ones have come to moot,
Ravenwood's peace they're threat'ning."
"Behold! The flocks in panic fly,
And smoldering trees turn to smoke,
As fire burns bright in the sky."
Raven shrugged his feathery cloak.
Soon Raven asked with heavy sigh
"What to the flocks does this bird owe?
My warrior days no longer nigh,
Why tell me of this tale of woe?"
Owl gestured at the huddled trees
"Would you see this fair wood dead?
Turn your back and take your ease?"
Raven bowed his grizzled head.
"Heroes must stand forth" Owl hooted
"Who else to save fair Ravenwood?
Who else to brave the darklings mooted?"
The Owl wouldn't, but the Raven would.
-- Poem written by James Jordan