Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring Awakening

Happy Easter to all of my blog readers! This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "Springtime", and this time I´ve made a card with a lot of German text that needs a bit of explanation for most of you ... 
The card´s title "Frühlingserwachen" means Spring Awakening, one of those wonderful old-fashioned German words. The text in the background behind the nest is the beginning of Faust´s Easter promenade in Goethe´s famous play; the English translation is
Loosed from their fetters are streams and rills
Through the gracious spring-tide's all-quickening glow;
Hope's budding joy in the vale doth blow;
Old Winter back to the savage hills
Withdraweth his force, decrepid now.
Thence only impotent icy grains
Scatters he as he wings his flight,
Striping with sleet the verdant plains;
But the sun endureth no trace of white;
Everywhere growth and movement are rife,
All things investing with hues of life:
Though flowers are lacking, varied of dye,
Their colours the motly throng supply.
Turn thee around, and from this height,
Back to the town direct thy sight.

For my card, I´ve used Dylusions sprays and rubber stamps from Character Constructions, Red Lead and Karten-Kunst.

11 comments:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely card!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte, Marion

Kay Wallace said...

This is beautiful, Marion! Great colors and images heralding the arrive of Spring (in any language!). Lovely composition, my friend.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

So Lovely, Marion. I adore the birds peeking out of the woman -at the nest!

peggy gatto said...

The card is lovely by itself, but your words make it sing!!!

Linda Gibbons said...

Love this! What a prefect word for the earth waking up again!

Lori Saul said...

Always such gorgeous creativity Marion!

Annie said...

Spring is a most beautiful and wonderous awakening after a long cold winter. The images on your card all speak for themselves, but your translation for me makes everything all the more beautiful.

2amscrapper said...

wonderful!

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card.
xxx Hazel.

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