Friday, October 14, 2016

Who Says Poe's Raven Was A "He"? (Besides Poe?)

Gothic Greetings, Lost Coasters!

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet? Well, you will be when you take part in the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity spooky stamped art contest! Enter YOUR Halloween-themed art that uses rubber stamping (any company) for a chance to win one of TWO gift certificates to spend at the Lost Coast Designs store! See here for details.

As you are no doubt aware (clever reader as you are!), Lost Coast Designs is also participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop, for which I am contributing a few projects. This one right here... my own take on Poe's famous poem "The Raven" (visit my blog to read the full text of this sad and spooky Gothic classic!).

Now, Poe tells us that his raven was a boy. "PAH!" I say! Balderdash, even! Who needs your sexist raven-tropes around here? Not I! My raven is a WOMAN, do you hear? And not any slinky hot sexy young chick (<--see what I did there?) either. Mine is a GRANNY RAVEN and she has zero darns to give if you are shocked by this!!

I made this card by collaging the image of Lost Coast Designs' fabulous Old Lady Raven (that's what I'm calling her) from the Big Anthropomorph Birds set onto a background that I printed on my (beloved) Gelli plate. There's a bit of washi at the bottom and a hand-drawn spiderweb (with artist's pen and glitter gel pen) on the card too...and a single word, lovingly rendered in Bodoni for that Poe-period feel.

I hope my little piece gets you in the spooky spirit, and that you enter lots of art in the contest. We want you to win some of these fabulous Lost Coast Designs images!

Love and monsters, 

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