Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Week 3 Inspiration for Quoth the Raven Challenge "Picture Inspiration"

I am still hanging onto my interpretation of the picture we were asked to be inspired by for the challenge at Quoth the Raven.  And that is from my watching the movie that the picture depicts.  So I used an image by Rick St. Dennis and fussy cut it out adding a small metal bracket cut out coated with Glossy Accents.  The red splats represent Poe's sorrow and his death and are made with a product called Soft Flock by Plaid given to me by my mom from her closed ceramic shop so this is probably around 15 years old!  I was amazed that it was still usable and I loved the look of it!  I attached the image to a paper from Dragons Lair Designs "Deco Kraze" collection kit.  I copied the portion of the poem by Poe titled "To M.L.S______" and layered on a piece of paper from my stash.  I am hoping Kay from our design team will tell me the real name of the poem as she is fluent in Poe-speak!  My book just has this as the title and this format for several of his poems.  Poe's tie is colored green with a Promaker and I gave him a single blood tear going down his face; this represents his pain at dying however the means, just as he was about to be married as far as we know.  

 This challenge this month as been by far the most touching one to me!  We all know Poe was a tormented soul for almost all of his life with brief periods of happiness.  Reading this
is very enlightening but I hate to admit it but seeing this movie that depicts a possible
answer to his mysterious death.  And we know factually that he had become engaged
and went on a short trip that he never returned from after being found in a 
coma and hospitalized and dying.  The movie just gave this a very moving
emotional tug at the heart strings to see how so much happiness could have
slipped through his fingers!  Ah, not only Poe has a tear but mine is not red nor blood
thanks goodness! 

Now you have almost 2 weeks to participate in this challenge and we would love to see
how you interpret this picture inspiration!  Now remember, you don't have to watch the movie
which I still haven't gotten the name of from my children, I am thinking it is "Raven" but 
not a whole lot!  You can look at the picture and take a color, any part of the image and 
make your project but remember also it must contain something pertaining to Poe as
it is the dear man's challenge!

Happy Crafting! 
Also entering Forever Dark 2 Challenge Anything Goes


  1. Hi, Nan! Great artwork from you again, as always. At first, whenI saw the "MLS," I thought that your excerpt was from "To Marie Louise (Shew)" but could not find the lines there. Indeed, your excerpt is from "To --." I find no name attached to this work. I do notice that your excerpt is actually from the second portion of this work, further called "To ---" (three dashes rather than two). Who knows? A mysterious unnamed admirer? Even in death, Poe is surrounded by mystery!

    1. Oh Kay how much I can learn from you about this subject I love so much! I hope you will continue to help educate me on this subject as I soak in everything to do with it! Your knowledge is mind blowing! hugsxx

  2. Wow great work Nan and a bit to deep for me lol

    1. LOL Jacqiu! Poe is a bit deep for me also! But I love his work and trying to fit the challenges with his work is so fun! Thanksfor the kind words! hugsxx

  3. Love it! We’re so pleased that you’ve dared to join us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Forever Dark! Thank you for visiting the dark side! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Forever Dark 2

  4. Great project. Very nice design. Thank you for joining us at Forever Dark this month. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT