Well, today is Macabre Monday over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, the Challenge is called 'Famous Last Words'.
Create a piece using a famous last line from a book, film, poem or use a deathbed utterance or confession.
I decided to use the purported last utterance of CHOPIN.
Frédéric François Chopin 1810 – 1849 was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest Romantic composers. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. A renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his music education there; he composed many of his mature works in Warsaw before leaving Poland in 1830 at age 20, shortly before the 1830 Uprising.
Following the Russian suppression of the Uprising, he settled in
as part of 's
Great Emigration. During the remaining 19 years of his life, Chopin gave only
some 30 public performances, preferring the more intimate atmosphere of the salon; he supported himself by selling
his compositions and teaching piano. After some romantic dalliances with Polish
women, including an abortive engagement, from 1837 to 1847 he carried on a
relationship with the French writer Amantine Dupin, aka George Sand. For most of his life
Chopin suffered from poor health; he died in Poland in 1849 at age 39. Paris
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I used a piece of sheet music by Chopin and then stamped over it with one of my new 'Inky Dreams' rubber stamps from SMEARED INK. I used Versamark embossing stamp with red powder, and melted with my heat gun. I printed out and coloured 'Open Torso' - from the Gross Anatomy Set also by Smeared Ink, then I coloured him a little with pencils. I found a little portrait of Chopin on the Web and the quote, which I printed out in Dymo.
Challenges I am entering:
Haunted Design House HDH159 - Famous Last Words
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - What Are You Known For ? (My love of Horror/Gothic/Gore and quirky mind set) Tee Hee