Today is the Birthday of the American poet
Edgar Allan Poe, born January 19th 1809.
In honor of his birth, the PFATT group issued an art Challenge for it's members to
create a piece specifically for this day.
My piece is a hand sculpted Raven made of Paperclay, and he is perched upon
the name POE which is cut from Fir wood then painted and aged.
There is a woodburned rose to symbolize Poe's undying love.
This new work is listed now on Ebay
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'....