If you like Edgar Allan Poe and you enjoy creating artful projects, you are in the right place!

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I am here to inspire you to participate in the "Raving Ravens" challenge over at Quoth the Raven.  Edgar Allan Poe refers to ravens only a few times in all other works, yet has dedicated an entire poem to the raven who knocked on his chamber door.  You can read (or re-read) The Raven here.

In my own re-reading of The Raven, I was reminded of the fact that the narrator is struggling with whether this raven is actually just a bird or whether, indeed, it might be a devil calling on him.  

It is for this reason that I have included two ravens, one the mirror image of the other, in my artwork today.  My quote comes from this poem.

My background was created by using another of the 8 backgrounds purchased in a pack (Poe Boy) from Smeared Ink.  The background was reversed in a photo editing software program, then both backgrounds were trimmed and taped together in the center.  The entire piece was then trimmed to a size of 12" x 12".  The quote was computer generated and printed on my color printer.  The image of Poe (Lost Coast Designs) was stamped with Ranger Archival Ink on heavy cardstock, then fussy cut and added to my project.

A rather simple project, but one that goes far in illustrating a portion of one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works!

Thanks for stopping by today and for taking a moment to leave a comment.  I hope you will try to find some time this week and throughout the month of May to participate in the "Raving Ravens" challenge at Quoth the Raven!


  1. ah! Perfect composition for your thoughts,as well as Poe's!!
    Great job Kay! You really do know how to represent Poe so well!!
    hugs my friend!

  2. Fabulous and it illustrates it sooo well... his mind battling between the two choices. Awesome Kay :-D xoxoxox

  3. Fabulous artwork Kay, love the cracked background and the mirrored Ravens. I enjoy your Poe creations very much :-) xxx

  4. Brilliant! Love this and how you have depicted the words
    Love the colours and the graphic
    Just fab!

    Jools x

  5. Loving your Poe art Kay :)
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx

  6. Amazing piece of ART! Love this.

  7. Wow. This is fantastic. I'm so glad that I popped over from Jools' blog to see it! I've been very remiss in visiting and must remedy this.

    Anyway, I love everything about this piece of art!