Friday, 7 January 2011

The year of the Snood

For Christmas my girlfriend got a Snood, Speaking over the telephone on Christmas day she excitably told me about the Snood to which I replied.....What's a Snooooood? You might laugh but I honestly didn't know what a Snood was!

Now, to save anyone else the same embarrassment I'm going to give you a dictionary definition of 'Snood' Just so you all know for future reference!

1. the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
2. a headband for the hair.
3. a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
4. the pendulous skin over the beak of a turkey.
–verb (used with object)
5. to bind or confine (the hair) with a snood.

Let's just ignore number 4. for now! It doesn't even mention it being a scarf which is what most people seem to be doing with them.

Snood's seem to be at the height of fashion at the moment, I think it's the year of the Snood, not the year of the Rabbit! During the conversation with my lovely girlfriend when I asked 'What's a Snooooood?' all I could think of was some strange creature, kind of like an alien aardvark.


This is what the word 'Snood' makes me think of. I thought I'd give you a bit of background information about Snood so you can get to know him a bit better. Snood is the name of his species as well as his name, He can speak but can only say one word 'Snood' He's kind of like a cool Pokemon. He has one hand which is on his nose and he uses this to do everything. He likes to drink Tizer and eats liquorice, lots of liquorice!

I hope I have managed to change the image that you have in your head next time someone uses the word Snood in conversation with you, If I haven't done enough to brainwash you yet.

Here's a drawing of my girlfriend with Snood round her neck

I'm thinking of Having a theme day, I'll draw something based on a theme every week for the year, themes seem pretty popular in other blogs and I think it could be a good idea. If you have any ideas let me know!
I'm still playing with the idea of drawing titles sent in by you... Make a title up for a piece of artwork and I'll draw it! we'll see how it goes! Challenge me!
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