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

Thursday, June 11, 2015


It's Week 2 of the June Quoth the Raven challenge and I am here to invite you to join us in creating artwork honoring Edgar Allan Poe. This month, the theme is "picture inspiration."  It's kind of like "anything goes," but you must draw your inspiration from the picture provided below and it must, in some way, be related to Edgar Allan Poe.  

I drew my inspiration from both the black and red color palette and the arrangement of the images.  The background in my work was garnered from a Google search for "free images of ravens."  The stamped image is from Stampotique Originals and is called Friend.  Here, the image represents the narrator of Poe's poem of Lenore (you can read it here).   His heart is broken after the loss of his beloved whom he will see nevermore. 

I hope you will find time this month to do something creative!  It's good for your frame of mind and, therefore, your health!  Thanks for coming by today and for taking another minute to leave a comment!


  1. Hauntingly beautiful. Love your use of the Stampotique figure in the composition. I like the way the heart matches the border paper. All the tiny details that make a piece really great!

  2. Wicked background Kay!
    So eery and spooky- I love it!

  3. Love this. He works perfect with the background.

  4. Oooh, this is eerily fabulous, Kay!

    I mentioned a little bit ago that I had bought a little Edgar Allan Poe book called "The Tell-Tale Heart" and it wouldn't take long to read as it was quite small. I had to laugh though as "The Tell-Tale Heart" was 8 pages long and starting on page 9 is "The Fall of the House of Usher" which finishes on page 37. On page 38 is "The Cask of Amontillado" which finishes on page 48 and that is the end of the book! However, the stories do give me a bit of insight about the writings of Edgar Alan Poe.

  5. Oh Kay................I am in awe here with this piece, utterly amazing! What a fabulous, cre8tive, thrilling piece of art! You really put yourself into these Raven posts, and I love them!

  6. Kay - you do Poe in such an awesome way. I love this - beautiful.

  7. Amazing! Perfect backdrop for Friend
    One of my favourites, love it so spooky and atmospheric

    Jools x

  8. As I said on FB I adore this one Kay, Friend is such a favourite stamp and you used him to such great effect, wonderful :D x