I just got back from an after-wedding-party. It was an all nighter and love was certainly in the air. Not just for the bride and groom but for everyone who attended. There was a feeling of a new day for all guests and a renewed sense of love. I guess this is why, all of a sudden, I feel so poetic. I just want to sit and write or read poetry. It's always amazing to me how a single poem can move you emotionally in a way that you don't expect it. One of my favorite poems is by Edgar Allen Poe, Annabel Lee. I love the thought that you can love someone for ever...."in a kingdom by the sea". Death is no barrier for love and life is our freedom to love.
Do you have a favorite poem? have you ever been inspired to write a poem? let me know in the comments below.
Now on to today's fun craft. I transformed this plain candle with a little embossing powder, love that stuff. Here's the plain candle:
Wrap velum or parchment paper, holding your embossed image close to the candle:
Thank you for coming by and visiting. Happy Summer Of Love to All!
Now this is something I could actually do, Maria. Thank you for sharing. It is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Have a beautiful week ~
Beautiful altered candle, love your image!ReplyDelete
Great idea and beautiful work, I lake it!ReplyDelete
Have a nice week, kisses:)
It has been a long time since I did these candles, they turn out nice. I love that poem too.ReplyDelete
Now, this I know how to do - I have made a few with my friends - but yours is extremely lovely.ReplyDelete
I don't have any special poems - glad you had a good time at the wedding.
That is a good trick!ReplyDelete
I think I can do this too. Thanks for the great idea. Very nice.ReplyDelete
Beautiful candle! I have done that with waxed paper and regular ink, but not with embossing powder. Will so have to give this a try!ReplyDelete
What a classy yet easy way to jazz up a candle. Very cool! Thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete
I too have been in a poetic mood since a wedding on Saturday! :-)
Hope your summer has been fabulous!!
That turned out beautifully, Maria! Really gives personality to the candle!ReplyDelete
This is darling Maria...I just saw a candle like this while shopping. Yours is cuter.ReplyDelete
That looks great,and seems easy enough,I think I might could do!ReplyDelete
What a fun and easy trick...ReplyDelete
Poems? I always love the poems in a Child's Garden of Verse by Robert Louis Stevenson they capture the essence of childhood to me.
I've had various favorites over the years - I can tell you author's that always move me Philip Larkin, William Carlos Williams and Frost.
One by William Carlos Williams that I always find poignant is Arrival.
Love this by Tennyson
The splendour falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story:
The long light shakes across the lakes
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes dying, dying, dying.
I can see you are a poetry lover too, didn't know that about you. I love Arrival too, I find it very lyrical, in a sensual way.
Well, that's cool! I think it would be fun to do this with some Christmas themed decorations.ReplyDelete
I don't read a lot of poetry, but I really love the words to some old hymns. "Come Thou Fount" are is my favorite. It reads like poetry.
Hi Maria! just had to see what you were up to. My you've been busy. Love that simple candle.ReplyDelete
Your candle looks super terrific!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the wonderful instructions.
You are such an awesome teacher...I have not done this before and I will have to buy a heat gun.
Your candle is just beautiful.
Hugs to you