Sunday, February 08, 2009

EDM 208 - Draw a shadow


And shoot the shadows through and through with light...

I had bought tulips to ward off the worst of February dreariness. As the week went on, they drooped lower and lower and opened wider and wider. On Thursday, the blooms lay right on the table. The ceiling potlights created these odd double shadows as they shone through the petals. It seemed approorate for this week's EDM challenge. As does this lovely poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.


Let the dream go. Are there not other dreams
In vastness of clouds hid from thy sight
That yet shall gild with beautiful gold gleams,
And shoot the shadows through and through with light?
What matters one lost vision of the night?Let the dream go!


Watercolor and micron pen in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.

5 comments:

Beth Baxter said...

This is lovely!

Sherry said...

SImply charming. I smiled because Ella Wheeler Wilcox is from Janesville, where I live.

winna said...

lovely job I am trying to guess the time of day...

EWian said...

Cool shadow and tulip, I like over grown tulip. When being a student 10 years ago, I could not afford expensive flowers and the florist near my school let me by overgrown tulips cheep. About a dollar for 50, when putting them in my fridge every nigt they wolu last about a week.

EWian

kimprint said...

What a refreshing take on a tulip! Very clean lines.