Re: Sour Grapes
When this week's theme was announced, I was on vacation, and far away from my computer. I wouldn't be able to actively work on a design, but I could think about what I would do once I got home. While I waited in line for rides, I mentally worked on a flaming Icarus, done in the style of classic automotive flames.
But it was just as well that I wasn't home to submit my design on Friday. When I returned late Friday night, there were already three Icaruses (Icarii?) By the time I finished catching up on my sleep on Saturday, there were an abundance of Zeuses, Medusas, Cerberuses, and cats as Sisyphus and Atlas.
It looked like Greek mythology was well covered, so I decided to look elsewhere for inspiration. One of my favorite books as a child was a collection of Aesop's Fables, hundreds of little stories just waiting to be represented.
I chose the classic fable "The Fox and The Grapes"
"One hot summer's day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. "Just the thing to quench my thirst," quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning around again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour.
Moral ~ It is easy to despise what you cannot get."
And if I don't win this week, I can always claim I didn't want it anyway.