Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekword: Charm

This week's word chosen by Linda Sue (whose brain and talent never fail to amaze and delight) reminded me of a poem:

A Charm invests a face
(Emily Dickinson)
A Charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld.
The Lady dare not lift her Veil
For fear it be dispelled.

But peers beyond her mesh,
And wishes, and denies,
Lest Interview annul a want
That Image satisfies.


Collage with photocopy, drawing, gift wrap & tulle based on photo by John French of a hat and veil designed by Erik (1950).

Other particpants can be found here.

Have a great weekend everyone! Be charming ...

17 comments:

Fruenswerk said...

Nice background pattern :) and what a charming lady ;)))

Renee said...

I love the idea for this and the card you made.

I couldn't agree with you more about Linda Sue.

Linda Sue is one of my favourite crazy people of all time.

Love Renee xoxo

yoon see said...

Pretty! She is such a charm attraction to many!

Caroline said...

Lovely image - charming lady indeed -perfect to accompany the poem!

Leenie said...

Reminds me of another Dickenson line: "For only gossamer my gown,
My tippet only tulle." Is the tulle in your work actual fabric over the drawing, over the gift wrap? Very imaginative. Yes Linda Sue is amazing. She invited me in on the charm, but I am almost finished with my Side Trips. Next time.

Linda Sue said...

She is so pretty, "dainty" one might say and very charming. She does not poo nor does she need deodorant because she is perfect in every way.JUST LIKE YOU!
I love your illustration, as always.

Leenie said...

(sneaking this in at work) clicked on and biggified; your drawing/collage is even more amazing! RE: the traveling. I had to get home somehow. This was all on the way, just not the fast way.(Back to putting together sponsors for an event t-shirt bleeeeh)

Laurie said...

Emily rocks! I love the collage!

Veja cecilia said...

I like collage, wish I could work more with that, it´s so free:)

trinsch said...

what a beautiful collage! love it!

aimee said...

beautiful - both the poem and your collage drawing. you have such a great way of weaving literary bits and references into your posts and artwork. this week got away from me - i'm sorry i missed being part of this weekword!

Renee said...

I love your header.

And yes the little boy on the bear isn't it peaceful.

Even though Sheldon is in the middle of a bad place I like to think that when he is sleeping I see him like this.

Love Renee xoxo

oneartistjournal said...

I agree with Renee...The header is beautiful...What is fra(a)ing,,,is it making love, or playing or something like that? I like this word as it appears on your header. I like this image of 'charm'....other things caught my eyes here today...very nice images....
Thanks for your last comment....You really got into 'it' and I enjoyed your feedback..I identify with it....I also create mostly from an "average mood"...Thank you.

L'Atelier said...

OH Anairam! this is really beautiful really love it!

Nicky Linzey said...

Love 50's fashion photos and what you have done with this is beautiful.

Ann said...

I love that word charm ...
Everybody loves whoever has it but sadly not all of us are blessed with... Charm:)

Love the artwork ... it definitely has charm.

lea said...

really like this collage anairam! just perfect! it's been ages since i have been participating in weekword...hope my time will come again : )