"Through the dew and dusk I walk the paths you walked,
My sleeves wet with memory."
I have been memorizing poetry this year in an attempt to keep my brain nimble. The first big poem I saved to memory was The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. Believe me, it was a fun one, lots of words I'm not accustomed to using plus it is 18 verses long. Have you read the whole thing lately? Here it is: The Raven. So I had to make a mixed media piece in honor of this poem:
He writes of the Raven that it is a "grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore".
I created it on the back of an old record album. This one too:It isn't in homage to anything but I had fun using some new art supplies. Namely, a stencil, some Inca Gold and some FW liquid acrylic ink.
The Sadie's Smile piece is created on a piece of wood I rescued from the wood shed. This one is also on an old piece of wood:
It reads: "The sea always filled her with longing, tho for what she was never sure."
Close up where I attached some sand and beach glass and coral bits.
The words were written by Cornelia Funke.
Here you can see the side view showing the rough cut aspect of the wood.
And finally I will show you the book I created as part of my Pay It Forward giveaway.
The photo of the little sisters is my grandmother and her little sister.Dolly has received it so I can show it now. We are in an online group called the Fiber Pirates. Hence, the pirate card.
Some of the inside pages. I made it using a recycled mailing envelope and card stock cut to size. It was a lot of fun to create.
It is odd only having one dog again. No old dogs to walk very slowly with and to give pills to. It seems I have had old or sick dogs for so long. I used to have multiple dogs. I found this photo in an album and want to share it with you.
Tasha, the Doberman, Kobos, the Pit Bull, Max, the little spaniel mix, and Pearl, the German Shepherd. This is taken in about 1986? in my back field. They were a great batch of dogs. Tasha had been hit by a car once and it broke her leg so badly the vet decided to just fuse her elbow joint instead of removing the leg. She couldn't bend it there and forever after people would look at her with pity and ask, "What's the matter with her leg?" and I would explain. Plus she always had a raw spot on top of her foot because she would drag her leg along when she ran and it rubbed it. I tried bandaging it but the bandage would always fall off. When she walked she would swing it around. It never slowed her down but it got her extra treats from sympathetic people.
This is my favorite picture of Kobos. She was my first Pit Bull and I have loved the breed ever since.
I miss you all, my fine furry friends.♥ Wait for me!