Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Treasury!



ACEO Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe, as featured in this EBSQ Team Sampler Treasury (click for link)


Yet another pleasant surprise today! Delighted to find my wee little Poe portrait being included in this fine Etsy Treasury featuring fellow EBSQ artists as created by Theodora Demetriades.

It feels especially timely for me too, as it was only two days ago that I was coincidentally reading what must be my most favorite E. Allen Poe short story aloud to a small group of high school-age literature students. I adore reading aloud anyway, but being able to interpret my favorite Poe tale, 'The Cask of Amontillado', all while adding my own personal touches of light drama and pregnant pauses, to a receptive and accommodating audience was especially fun! There's just something about that particular potboiler, clever and moody character study that it is, complete with foreshadowing, foreboding, macabre humor, reverse psychology, suspense, irony, treachery, and of course the requisite creepily gothy and angst-ridden Poe ending, that has stuck with me all these long years after first reading it when I must have been around their age. In any case, just my little homage to that masterful, classic American poet and storyteller, and honored to have it featured in this way -- thank you, Theodora.....!

5 comments:

Theodora said...

Funny but your Poe portrait brought back memories from my distant past. I used to take my daughter to ballet classes in Philadelphia and we would always pass Poe's home on Spring Garden street. That was the reason that I chose your portrait of Poe out of all your wonderful works. Thank you for the the walk down memory lane.

Patience said...

Greetings Theodora -- fun little story and thanks for sharing. Though I should have liked to by now, I myself as yet have never had the pleasure of visiting Philadelphia. But when I do (one of these days!) it shall be definitely be on my list of must-see Philly destinations! Thanks you again for including me in your treasury Theodora -- and thanks for stopping by....

Patience said...

Oh and btw, Theodora -- a pleasure to meet you ;-)

Artistic Tee said...

Hi Patience,
My mom used to read me Edgar Alan Poe when I was in my tweens. I loved his stories. They scared me a little but his wrighting was so discriptive. He left an impression in my mind.
I love the painting. So cool it was on Etsy.

Patience said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting Tina :-) -- as for Poe, yes, I read them to my own kids at that tween stage as well -- it's fun when they reach the age that they can fully appreciate the stories. And indeed, definitely a sense of the macabre running throughout his work (though all pretty downright tame by today's standards, lol! ;-)....