Sunday, June 01, 2014

Shakespeare


I´m hosting this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and as we celebrate Shakespeare´s 450. birthday this year, I thought Shakespeare would be a great theme ...
We don´t know much about him, but it seems that he really existed (which wasn´t clear even in the 80s when I learned about him at school!) and that he was baptized on April 26, 1564, so he was probably born in April 1564 (and died in April 1616).
For my card, I used a background with red ink splashes running down like blood, and a real postage stamp and a quote from Shakespeare´s drama "Hamlet", one of my favourites (besides "The Tempest" and "Richard III.") - the red ink stands for all the blood shed in Shakespeare´s dramas.
I have used a popular image of Shakespeare that I´ve found in a newspaper, and drew over it with pencils and charcoal, then added several rubber stamps from Cherry Pie.
Can´t wait to see what you will create for this challenge!

5 comments:

Deann said...

What a very handsome postcard and a great challenge subject...thanks.

johanna said...

eine durch und durch super komposition! diese briefmarke hab ich ja noch nie gesehen... perfekt!
ach, und die 3 hexen kann ich noch fast im schlaf rezitieren *g*... mussten es im englisch-leistungskurs komplett durchkauen, was mir natürlich sehr gefallen hat! vielleicht liegt dort der ursprung meiner dunklen ader *g*, oder zumindest hat er diese voll angesprochen;)

Linda Gibbons said...

What a great theme--Just in time for all the festivals. Love your composition.

Martina2801 said...

Eine großartige "Shakespeare" Karte, liebe Marion! Gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut!
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag:-)

Jo Murray said...

Shakespeare would be delighted with this tribute.