Monday, 12 October 2009

Autumn Challenge LO











We had to make a LO with autumn colours, with either autumn or halloween as theme, and it had to be a bit scary. I chose "A Dirge to Autumn" from Percy Byssche Shelley, and Autumn colours, coordinates paper in orange/black, die-cut leaves distressed with adirondack *lettuce*, textile leaves and metallic pumpkins. The *tombstone* has been cut out and the tree drawn by hand, the owls stamped and embossed directly onto the LO, with added gemstone eyes. This is the text of the poem in case anyone is interested ;
The warm sun is falling, the bleak wind is wailing,
The bare boughs are sighing, the pale flowers are dying,
And the Year
On the earth is her death-bed, in a shroud of leaves dead,
Is lying.Come, Months, come away,From November to May,
In your saddest array;Follow the bier Of the dead cold Year,
And like dim shadows watch by her sepulchre.
The chill rain is falling, the nipped worm is crawling,
The rivers are swelling, the thunder is knelling For the Year;
The blithe swallows are flown, and the lizards each gone
To his dwelling. Come, Months, come away;
Put on white, black and gray;Let your light sisters play--
Ye, follow the bier Of the dead cold Year,
And make her grave green with tear on tear.


The colours have not photographed well, the background is more orange in real life!

1 comment:

  1. It's gorgeous Val - suitably gloomy poem too!
    Love the owls.
    Sue xx

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