An Hymn To The Morning
Attend my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
In smoothest numbers pour the notes along,
For bright Aurora now demands my song.
Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
On ev'ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
Harmonious lays the feather'd race resume,
Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.
Ye shady groves, your verdant gloom display
To shield your poet from the burning day:
Calliope awake the sacred lyre,
While thy fair sisters fan the pleasing fire:
The bow'rs, the gales, the variegated skies
In all their pleasures in my bosom rise.
See in the east th' illustrious king of day!
His rising radiance drives the shades away--
But Oh! I feel his fervid beams too strong,
And scarce begun, concludes th' abortive song.
For My Time To Craft, Creative Therapy and Sunday Stampers I tried something new; adding texture to a a journal page. I used gesso and molding paste as a base. I then stamped over the paste and added elements such as fabric and flowers. Next I applied many layers of paint, ink, pencil, and pastels. Mostly, I used my fingers for application because it gave me more control, and it was just plain fun. Then I added a hand-colored fashion photograph and cutouts from various gardening magazines and inked the edges. Next time I'm going to apply even more texture and different colored inks. In fact, I've already got a new page covered in molding paste and drying on my art table. If any of you more experienced with textures would please leave me comments about your techniques and the materials you use, I would so appreciate it.