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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Quoth the Raven's 2nd Challenge

This is the same wall hanger, but with the wings glitter smudged on the third and fourth photos, still can't decide which way I like it best though.
Anyhow, I have used the wonderful collab that I won at Quoth the Raven (from Smeared Ink) to create something to adorn my walls.  I even learnt how to make the background to the images transparent.  I felt  however that with Poe behind the bars, it was more apt, as a lot of his literacy deals with sorrow and his feelings of inadequacy.  He had a sad life full of high mountains and deep troughs and a constant desire to get his poetry published in the manner in which he chose and not that of others.
The rose petals (for love) are from my garden, pressed last year. The pearls I felt were perfect for the era in which he lived.  The black glitter was for the gothism of his work, the dark places he visits in his subconscious.  I did actually use some pink/red inks on the background area, but the flash has all but bleached them away.  Hope you like this, it is a bitty different for me, but I did enjoy myself and that is of course why we create.
I am entering this into Quoth the Raven's 2nd Challenge which is to create a piece of artwork using his own image.
Thanks for looking
Heidi xx


ike said...

WoW Heidi - this is FABULOUS. I love how you worked all the elements into different parts/aspects of his life. This turned out a very thought provoking piece and it's gorgeous. The rose petals are beautiful - they kept their colour soooo well. I like the one with glitter on it best but they are both fab. I am glad you are enjoying using your Prize :-D Thank you very much for joining us again at Quoth The Raven :-) xxxxxxxxx

I Don't Do Straight said...

Stunning wall hanging Heidi......I think I like the second one best also......So glad you are enjoying your prize:)

Thanks for joining us again at Quoth the Raven :)

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous work, Heidi!

Sandra said...

Oh wow this is truly amazing!!:) Sandra H

blackdragon said...

Heidi i am so glad you have used the images you won last time....and what amazing art you have created with them.
Your pieces have depth and meaning... i am not a glitter fan... but the black glitter even i must admit is rather nice and does add another dimension, but both pieces are wonderful.
Thank you so much for sharing with us again at QTR.
love BD x

Laura B said...

This is a really gorgeous piece! I think the addition of the rose petals is so cool.:)