10 February 2010

A Thing of Beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkn'd ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.

This is a poem by John Keats and I found it fitting for this layout. My good friend Jocelyn takes some very beautiful pictures and this is just one example.

I made this layout using paper from K & Company.

I tore and inked the left side and laced it back together using eyelets.
I attached a piece of cardboard to the back to help keep it flat as lacing a page will sometimes cause it to curl up.
I used a flower shaped template to make an outline of dots around the poem. I then added inked and chalked flowers to the petals. A dot of black Scribbles 3D paint in the centers of the flowers finished the layout.

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