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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"The Pine Lady"

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Word Salad.” I love Illuminated Manuscripts, old books, and poems. This challenge inspired me to combine elements from those to create book pages for the poem “The Pine Lady” by Richard Le Gallienne. The three pages are 4 x 6 inches and 128 pixels/inch.

Book text: I based the text layout and font on the original book. I used clipart for the beginning letter O and the ending rose. The font is Palatino Linotype, which looked similar to the original, but was not exactly the same.

Book illustrations: The poem was not illustrated in the original book. All of the images I used have been modified. I used several images to create the Pine Lady. I created about 40% of the harp with moonbeam strings image.

I put the poem on my blog here.

25 comments:

Mary said...
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Mary said...

This is just beautiful! I love old illustrated verse.

WildGoose said...

...and many a silent, unseen thing...frightens with touch of an unseen wing...those are the lines that sing to me; and your harp strings with swaying pine would add the perfect barely there accompanying whisper....What an interesting design idea!Bet you've wanted to realize this gently evocative verse for a while..now the moment has arrived!Quite like your end page harp!Medieval lyric was my favourite U English course- now you've got me remembering Bernart de Ventadorn et al, AHHHH!

Sandy said...

Wow this is fantatsic.
Wonderful verse. Love them.

indybev said...

Oh Anne! I love poetry...even write a bit from time to time. You have done such a masterful job of illustrating this very beautiful poe. Thank you so much for sharing both the poem and your talent!

indybev said...

It's me back again. Of course the word in my comment is supposed to be poeM and not poe. See? Edgar Allen is after me. I knew it!

Taluula said...

Oh Anne I am in awe, you have illustrated a whole poem in such a wonderful way. This should be in a book of poems, it's beautiful and what an interpretation on the theme. Can you hear my applause?

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful

Eila A said...

Incredibly beautiful work, Anne! I, too, love all those old illustrated manuscripts and books, and your work is a great hommage to them - as well as a wonderful artwork in itself.

Dianne Q Adams said...

I love what you did with the poem. Your illustrations are beautiful!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful work illustrating the wonderful verse Anne- stunning to look at and read!

LW said...

Enchanting …

and beautifully done.

Louise

Luisa Migon said...

Beautiful!!! Everything beautiful!!!!

Alberta and Ava said...

Havev you thought of doing a book yourself? It would be beautiful!

Terri Kahrs said...

Beautiful words, and beautifully illustrated! Bravo! Hugs, Terri xoxo

stamp and scrape said...

What a lot of thought and effort you put into this. Really worthwhile - a beautiful piece to treasure.
Ros

Judy said...

Beautiful piece, Anne, you are so very creative

Yvonne said...

Ohhhh, this is wonderful, Anne!

Buffy said...

Wow I'm in awe of how beautifully done this it.Just Beautiful.

Nan said...

What a beautiful job you did! It's a shame he didn't have you to illustrate his wonderful poem!

Dragon said...

This is very haunting... Thanks so much for your generous comment on my blog
Frankie
xx

Rosie said...

Anne, what a beautiful piece and a very fitting tribute to the verse which inspired you. How absolutely lovely! =)

Meikoningin said...

Simply gorgeous ! I love the mystic feel to this :D Lovely imagination you have :)

Murphangel said...

Exquisite work, wonderful poetry, illustrated so beautifully. I love it.

Ozstuff said...

Anne, I have no idea how I missed commenting on your beautiful work. I remember seeing it and I thought I remembered leaving a comment. I am having a lot of problems with my Internet Explorer being incompatible with the blogs at different times (it is a recognised fault within Blogspot and they are working withit). Anyway, let's hope this one goes through. I love the poem and your illustrations are beautiful.