Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daily (Shut up!) Sketch

I know I said I was committing to a daily sketch. Pfft. You didn’t really believe me, did you? More’s the pity. Anyway, once in awhile I’ll pick up a pencl. Last night I was drawing without a reference (always a dangerous proposition). When I do that, it usually ends up crumpled up in the trash. But I kinda like this one – a little jaunt into the fantastic:



Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep—while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

--Edgar Allan Poe


  1. Okay - so I have not been here for WAY TOO LONG!!! I thought I was in the wrong place when I saw red, but no! It WAS your site - all new and spiffy! I can't wait to see the painting that is calling out to you for creation! In the meantime, I enjoyed catching up on all I missed. Hugs.

  2. WELCOME BACK, JOANNE!!! I've missed you! Glad you like the new look. I have been putting off a redo for awhile, and decided it was time. And by the way, good luck with your solo show!



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