Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Blackbirds

First of all, I apologize to all my blog friends for not keeping up with my comments this week. My brother passed peacefully away and, as his next of kin, all the arrangements were my responsibility and it was a real eye-opener to realise just how many arrangements there are to be dealt with.

Mr E.A. Poe was known to enjoy a drink or two and he possibly visited at least one "gin joint" in his life where he may have encountered a blackbird. Well, anything's possible! Perhaps the raven quoth more than "Nevermore"! Perhaps, not having an original thought in his tiny brain, he had to borrow from the experts - in this case the screenwriters of Casablanca!! So apologies to Humphrey Bogart and the writers for shamelessly using their famous quote.
Image was Googled and altered. Background, also altered, by Irene Alexeeva.

25 comments:

  1. I am sorry for the loss of your brother Marie and I know it can be trying to tend to all of the arrangements. So glad to see your beautiful and creative art though always infused with your touch of wonderful wit!

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  2. I am sorry about your brother. I will look for the new star in the sky tonight.
    your piece is
    PRICELESS!!!!
    I know Bogy would approve!!!

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  3. Hi Marie...I am so sorry to hear about your brother...I send you my heartfelt sympathy...

    your piece is so surreal...I love this piece and the mysterious nature of it....

    Hugs
    Diana

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  4. First of all my condolences to you & your family on the passing of your brother. Thank you for your birthday wishes, too!
    Love your 'dark' piece, too, everything comes together so well!

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  5. Very sorry to hear about your brother. What a wonderful piece that you were able to still accomplish considering everything you have had to do. Very dark looking, probably goes along with how you have been feeling. Love the piece.

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  6. Excellent artwork, Marie. Extending sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear brother. It is so difficult losing the ones you love. Hugs, Gayle.

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  7. Yeah this rock.
    AAP is perfect for the theme. Stunning work Marie.

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  8. I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I think the sadness can be seen in your image too, which is somehow very thoughtful. And touching. I like it lot as your all works!

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss Marie... and I love your Poe-piece. It's full of wonderful wit... and atmosphere - no apolgy necessary!!

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  10. What a perfect collage for this theme Marie!!!

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  11. my condolences, too... hard times for sure... wishing you strength!

    the artwork is great as always, i love poe´s raven and this piece is just fantastic!!!

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  12. Désolée Marie pour votre Frère Recevez toutes mes condoléances et ma sympathie.
    Beaucoup de courage à vous et votre famille.
    Avec mon amitié Mary.KG

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  13. Marie, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Be sure to take care of YOU, as I'm sure it's been a stressful and difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

    You've done Mr. Poe proud with this dark, yet witty, piece! I don't think this Casablanca screenwriters would mind your interpretation at all! Hugs & blessings, Terri xoxo

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  14. Love the humor in this! Awesome dark background, so appropriate for Poe.

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  15. This is darkly wonderful, Marie! I love the way you "married" Poe and Casablanca! Only you!

    You've been on my heart all week, my friend. Strength be yours.

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  16. Please accept my condolences, Marie! - Thank you for this challenge, which gave me a chance to praise the beginning of spring here. Your entry is superb, I love your black sense of humour!

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  17. So sorry about your brother.

    You made a great collage again.

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  18. Sorry to hear your sad news Marie.

    I love your pic and you don't half make me laugh with the wonderful stories that accompany our work!!

    Jayne x

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  19. So sorry to hear about your brother Marie, please accept my heartfelt condolances. It's so hard loosing a loved one. Hope you remember to care for yourself, Marie. I'll be praying for you and yours.

    love and hugs,
    Linda

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  20. Marie, You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am so, so sorry about your brother. It must have been such I hard week. I cannot even imagine. I have only one sister and she is my best friend. Just Thursday night we had a long discussion about blackbirds (ravens and crows) and she enlightened me about some of their more gruesome habits (she, being a REAL English teacher, and not just a special ed one, is more learned than I). she was painting blackbirds on a box. Your Mr. Poe is delightful, if one can use that adjective to describe such a wonderfully macabre subject! I'll be thinking of you.

    Love,
    Kathy

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  21. Edgar is a fav guy of mine, you have captured his sense of mystery and more Marie! Great inspiration piece and challenge, thank you once again!
    oxo

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  22. Haha! Incredible! Beautiful work and very funny!
    My prayers are with you as you deal with your loss.
    Love,
    Nancy

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  23. I am sorry for the loss of your brother but he is in a better place now.
    I love this piece and the quote..I used to love watching Bogart films

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  24. So dark and mysterious, it inspired me for my card, thank you so much for sharing all your creative ideas!
    Hugs Anja

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