Today we are excited to share sneak peeks of our 2017 Halloween collection The Rose and The Raven! The collection includes tutorials for giant spooky paper flowers, a gorgeous Halloween centrepiece and recipes for delicious fudge, chocolaty raven cake bites, and candy-stuffed brookies. We also created a different printable favour bags and cake boxes for gifting the treats, as well as printable wall art to get your home Halloween ready.
Join us for a little behind-the-scenes as we create the elements of The Rose and The Raven print and sneak peeks of upcoming Halloween projects. Make sure to join our Email Club and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see them first!
Check out the links below for fun and creative Halloween themed recipes, crafts and printables.
Introducing: The Rose and The Raven
The Rose and The Raven design is inspired by Victorian Gothic and Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven. We love Poe and his stories, especially the elegance and eloquence of his writing. In The Raven the narrator reflects on his lost love, Lenore, which goes nicely with the rose motive, and then is visited by a mysterious raven whose only utterance is a snarling “nevermore.” The print shows the “stately raven”, roses in different states of bloom and decay, feathers and brittle branches on a purple background. Forgoing our usual palette of bright colours, we chose more subtle and morbid hues.
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –
Only this, and nothing more.’
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door –
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door –
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,’ I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore –
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted – nevermore!
You can read the full version of the poem at The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. And don’t forget to download the shortened version of The Raven below!
Free Printable The Raven Poem
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