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Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Greetings

"The Raven"
mixed media 5" x 7" 
 Ann Rudd

Well, the Daily Art Snip has apparently become the Intermittent Art Snip! I will stop in here more often. Meanwhile, artwork, musings and ongoing activities are happening at Ann Rudd Art on Facebook and Please visit there!

The Raven here is currently my favorite creation. He's built with patches of texture and a bohemian feel. This calm raven seems to hear the whispered flapping of bat wings in the autumn night.

Although the raven quoth, "Nevermore," I searched for Edgar Allan Poe quotes that might be less dreary. Here is food for thought by Poe: 

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

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