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

Thursday, July 2, 2015


First, a brief announcement:  The Quote the Raven website has decided not to have a Design Team at this time.  I still love Edgar Allan Poe and I still love the monthly challenge from Quoth the Raven, so I will still be around and submit my work as I can.  I hope you will continue to follow! And, now...
A new month brings a new challenge from the Quoth the Raven website.  We are asked to pick one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems and to illustrate it.  I thought this would be pretty simple, but found it, indeed, a challenge.  

I picked Poe's poem Eulalie, a rather short poem and, as many of his poems, is said to have been written about his young bride Virginia Clemm Poe.  I have used only the first few lines in my artwork below. You can read the entire poem here.

My first step in creating this project was to print my computer-generated text onto a piece of Ranger "specialty" stamping paper.  Next, I stamped the Dream Girl image (from Unity Stamp Company) for my "yellow-haired young Eulalie."  I then stamped the image again on scrap paper and cut it out.  I "masked" the first image with the second and stamped the Poe image (from Lost Coast Designs) over it to make him appear to be in the background.  I used my Distress Markers to color in the hair and add a bit of blue eye shadow.

Thanks for stopping by today and for taking a moment to leave a comment so that I will know you were here.  I hope that you will find some time this month to play along with the POEtry challenge.