Tired of filigrees and having a dictionary at hand, I had fun (with my wife) rewriting proverbs, locutions and other maxims.
Better to be alone than badly accompanied
Better to be alone than unaccompanied
The clothes don’t make the man
the magpie doesn’t make the sparrow
the more the merrier
the more we stand, the more we shout
many are called, few are elected
many are to be peeled, few are hairy
(seems to be a kiwi proverb)
I really like the color resulting from the use of a Payne’s grey in watercolor on a pink dictionary page background.