Monday, March 1, 2010

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

I read The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot when I was in the 11th grade, and I've been quoting it ever since.

When I signed up for Poodle Circus' poetry swap, I wanted to focus on lines 120-121.

"I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."

I couldn't find a good image, though, so I went with the last 3 lines of the poem instead.

"We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown."

Although I envisioned this sea-girl in greens and blues, I felt like I needed to remain true to the poem and make her seaweed red and brown.

I finally bought a container of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), and I used it on this card. You can't tell from the picture, but there's a thick, clear embossed layer covering this card. It really gives it an underwater feel.

The blue and red are watercolors. The pink was done with a Prismacolor pencil, and the sea-girl wears a pearl in the middle of her pendant.

1 comment:

Teressa Thompson said...

Oh my gosh. You are such an amazing artist. the stamps are beautiful, artfully created and exquisitely carved... but it's your eye for composition and the finished product that amazes me every single time. You totally ROCK!