Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oh L'Amour...

L'Amour 8 x 10

I'm sure, after looking at my latest print, it is pretty obvious that I have love on the brain, since celebrating my wedding anniversary last week. Luckily, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, my new print is quite appropriate for my shop.

Not all of my tattoo inspired illustrations (that I'll be slowly adding to my shop in the next few months) are going to be super frou-frou, but I just couldn't help myself with this one. It says 'L'AMOUR' and has an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem behind it... It deserves to be frou-frou, don't you think?

Although, to be honest, the poem I wrote is What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, which isn't particularly a romantic poem as it is just about the saddest thing ever -- but it is my second favorite poem (my #1 all time fave being The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, which is even less appropriate considering that it is even more heartbreaking) and, as I'm a hopeless romantic, it suited me just fine.

Actually, I wrote an 8 page paper on this poem in college and I think I cried the entire time I was writing it. Especially when I got to the part,

"....but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
Upon the glass and listen for reply;"

Isn't that just beautiful?

Here... let me post the whole poem for you all to enjoy - and cry over. Sorry, but it just has to be done.

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
Upon the glass and listen for reply;
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.
Thus in the winter stands a lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet know its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone;
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

Ah... boo hoo hoo.

Okay, so on with my latest print: L'Amour. Super girly in all its pink, purple, and magenta with hearts, roses, vintage text, and a sob-worthy love poem... Makes you want to drown your sorrows in the box of Valentine's chocolates that you had to buy yourself because your un-romantic hubby forgot it was Valentine's Day, huh?

I love the background which was a messy collage of ripped up and painted vintage text with my scribbly scrawl across it. I hope you like it too!



April said...

Ooooooooo, purdy!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Very Very pretty!!

Cathy said...

very nice...and i'm a sucker for sad love poetry too lol

Anonymous said...

absolutely perfect for valentines day!

Momma J said...


TexNan said...

As one whose summer has in fact gone and one who can completely identify with the poem, I want to thank you for sharing with us. Love your print!

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry New Year sweetie!!


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