Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore." ...New project in the Works...


"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! — prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us — by that God we both adore —
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore —
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore
."
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."







I downloaded the works of Edgar Allan Poe to my Kindle several weeks ago. I have fallen in love all over again...Poe is such a master of stories of hauntingly beautiful love and devotion and loss. I am savoring every word, every sentence... every story line. The Muse has taken notice:)

I've been gathering little ideas and objects to do a Edgar Allan Poe inspired necklace. I have ribbons, and skull beads, and lace and a couple of my new Charlottes and two wonderful black ravens from Lucinda at http://www.etsy.com/shop/belvedere . But my focal piece... I wanted to create a new digital alteration ...but you know how the muse is...the time must be right to work on these things:)

Thanks to Steph who shares her creative talents on her blog...http://vladthebatsattic.blogspot.com/2010/05/dont-look-back.html .. for her new digital alterations that made me itchy to work on a digital alteration project again... so my muse perked up and last night my focal pendant began to take shape!

Using vintage photos, and some of my own photos to play with, I came up with "Nevermore". I'll put this between two inch glass slides and solder it with loops and such for the main piece. I also drug out my polymer clay and fashioned a large two inch raven to attach to the focal piece and compliment Lucinda's lampwork ravens.

There is still a lot to do...andit will surely take a while longer to pull it all together....but I am well on my way!!!! I thank...
Steph at Vladthebats Attic for her new digital alterations,
Lucinda at Belvedere Beads for her gorgeous lampwork beads,
Elsie at http://www.etsy.com/listing/32462426/tibetan-wood-and-silver-skull-pendant for the inspiration to search for those wonderful skull beads, and
Mary Anne from Middle Earths http://www.etsy.com/listing/45713722/pendant-the-timeflies-clock for her inspiring use of my digital watch face.

And of course...Edgar Allan Poe...for his amazing genius, and sharing his pain through some of the most beautiful prose ever written:)

9 comments:

  1. Ah, my favorite piece by Poe. He was such a romantictic at heart; and yet such a sad and sorrowful soul. I love the digital piece you've created here. I can't wait to see the finished piece.
    (I did not complain one bit when they named ny granddaughter Raven.)

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  2. Poe is a master, I can't wait to see your creation I sure it will surpass my wildest imagination of what is possible as an homage to the treat Edgar!

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  3. Can't wait to see the necklace! Great alteration!

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  4. Beautiful work...love edgar also

    have a great week

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  5. Such sorrow contained in Poe yet so inspirational. Love your piece!

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  6. I read Poe at a very young age..he is timeless..your fantastic clock face image will fit in so well..ravens have been on my mind, too..lately..and your cat, DoLittle! Your photos are so striking..I keep recalling them at times for no reason whatsoever..
    Thanks for mentioning me..awesome to think that we can inspire others who have so much talent. Browsing your shop and blog has become a now a habit..I won't say daily..but just about..something I can't do without!

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  7. Hi!
    I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I got your entry for the birdcage giveaway, Thank you!
    I just love your blog, how creative you are!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!
    ~Leslie

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  8. Wow ,your combination of images is hauntingly beautiful. If your finished piece is anything like this it will no doubt be a masterpiece!

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