If you've followed Simplicity for a while, you know how autumn speaks to my soul.
And it's not just because I love pumpkin spice lattes immoderately.
We're not quite there yet officially, but when the calendar flipped over to September, our weather in southwest Ohio became much more pleasant...still summery, but no longer reminiscent of satan's humid furnace. The pleasant weather makes me anticipate autumn all that much more.
Here are three small, very clean, very simple note cards that speak to my autumn-loving Renaissance soul.
|All three cards are 3 3/8" x 4 7/8". They fit|
This delightful trefoil vine evokes medieval book illumination and Renaissance ornament as well, which explains why combining it with autumnal shades makes my heart go pitter-patter. The inks are Kaleidacolor, and I used an aqua painter to fill in the color...so easy to add variations in the colors to make the image more interesting.
The stamp is from Hero Arts' new set called Shakespearean Poetry. *happy sigh* There should be an add-on with additional quotations from the Bard. "Out, damned spot!" "If music be the food of love, play on." "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking made it so." "No." Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1 (although properly, this should have an ellipsis, since Hamlet does continue after the no, but let's not quibble). "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come." "Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge." "Get thee to a nunnery."
Maybe multiple add-on sets. Will had a great way with words, words, words. There could be a set for making cards for enemies with Shakespearean insults, one for lovers, one for parents and children, one for the meaning of life, one for pure comedy, one for politics, one for lyrical beauty, one for nature, one for Halloween (mostly Macbeth, of course).... So many possibilities!
The next logical question, though, is this: when will Hero come out with Chaucer's Poetry, which would need a pear image in it for sure, or Wordsworth's Poetry with daffodils and Tintern Abbey ruins? What about Blake's Poetry with a lion, a lamb, and a spectacularly scary image of Satan? Oh, my.
What Shakespearean quote would you like to see in a stamp? What other poet deserves Hero's attention, in your opinion? Let's get literary today.
And if brevity is the soul of wit, I'm witless.
stamps: Hero Arts Shakespearean Poetry
paper: Papertrey vintage cream
accessories: aqua painter