Monday, August 27, 2012

POE is the Man

Seems to me Edgar is quite popular nowadays, with a big spread in Somerset and lots of swaps going on.  Personally I feel he was a tragic and brillant soul, lonely and misunderstood, and today would have had trouble finding a publisher for his gross subject matter.  I am in a journal swap featuring EAP and choose a diecut large album of 14 inches in length that I found at a scrapbook store on sale for 50c.  It spelled something else-can't remember what- I took the letters apart to make 'POE' (the 'p' had been an 'r' I remember.) I put an old image of him inside the opening of the 'P', added a real feather pen, wax 'bee' seal, letter written with 'Jane Austen' font about the 'Pit and the Pendulum' (don't you just love handwritten fonts on the 
There are plain ecru pages inside. ~Lou


  1. Very cool. Is a Poe journal to be filled with Poe-try?

  2. I went through a 'Poe period' in high school where I read a lot of his poems and short stories. Some of them gave me nightmares! But, his words are beautiful, in a creepy sort of your cards, and the album is gorgeous! What an amazing art piece it is!