When I searched the literature for references in Poe's works to dream (which also would include variations of the word), I found more references than I had time to count. As an artist, I did find a quote to which I could definitely relate!
Eleonora is one of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. Like many other of his works, it is said by most reviewers to be autobiographical in nature. If true, then it is clear to me that Eleonora is actually Virginia Clemm Poe, his cousin/bride. However, the two introductory paragraphs of the story seem to be a defense of the narrator's sanity. I cannot separate the quote I have used as my inspiration from those sentences that precede it:
I AM come of a race noted for vigor of fancy and ardor of passion. Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -- whether much that is glorious -- whether all that is profound -- does not spring from disease of thought -- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.You can read the whole short story here.
My artwork today measures approximately 5" x 5" (without matting) and features a Stampotique Originals stamp called Bob's in Time Out. Bob, with that mustache, does remind me a bit of Poe! A supply list appears below the image.
- Beige and brown card stock from my stash
- Graphic45 A Ladies' Diary Collection (background)
- Dylusions stencil (DYS34216)
- Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Texture Paste
- Tim Holtz' Tea Dye Distress Stain (to colorize paste before applying)
- Tim Holtz' Vintage Photo Distress Ink (to colorize paste after applying)
- Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
- Stampotique Originals Bob's in Time Out stamp
- Computer generated and printed quote
- Ranger Black Archival Ink
It's a brand new challenge today at the Quoth the Raven site, so come on over and play. There are prizes to be won and fun and inspiration galore!