Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Illustration Friday: Portrait 2

King of Hearts

This paper collage image was my original idea for Illustration Friday's word of the week, Portraits. I was getting short on time so I put up an older image, The Beekeeper, while I worked on other projects. I want to post only new images on IF each week so I'm happy to have gotten this done before the week was out. Below is the continuation of my Queen of Tarts nursery rhyme (see "Illustration Friday: Cake" for first part of this rhyme):

The King of Hearts
begged the Tart
his heart he'd like to save.
She vowed to eat
his royal treat
and told him, "do behave".

"What of the Knave?
He seemed so brave
Giving his heart to thee."
Said, Queen Tart
"I tasted his heart.
It was sweet as could be."

"We're meant to be
you and me.
A wedding with gold silk.
Now's the part
to hand me your heart,
and don't forget the milk!"

So I guess my last image should be the Knave of Hearts?


lindaharre said...

these are great!!! do you only use collage or do you paint as well?

Stacia said...

Hi there,
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it. I have dabbled in watercolor and oil and would love to experiment more in acrylics or gouache. For now, most of my work is in paper and/or digital collage.