Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekly Art Challenge November 19 

. . . The Queen of Hearts . . .
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 She made some tarts,
All on a summer's day.

The Knave of Hearts,
He stole the tarts,
And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts,
Called for the tarts,
And beat the Knave full sore.

The Knave of Hearts,
Brought back the tarts,
And vowed he'd steal no more.

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This challenge is all about 

Hearts

and

Queens

separately or together.

You decide!


Did you know there are multiple queens who are said to
be the Queen of Hearts in the English playing card deck,
but Elizabeth of York might have the best claim to it.

Elizabeth of York


See how she is wearing a hood like Elizabeth's 
and holding a Tudor rose?
I think even the facial features are similar.

Elizabeth, married to Henry VII, had seven children.

Her eldest son, Arthur, married Catherine of Aragon, but
sadly Arthur died soon after the wedding. The second son, Henry,
then married Catherine himself after dispensation from the pope 
allowed him to marry his brother's widow. 
Thus began the story of Henry VIII and his six wives.
It wasn't long before his eye fell upon Anne Boleyn
and he put his first wife Catherine aside.
The rest is history!


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“There is no use trying, said Alice; 
one can't believe impossible things. 
I daresay you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. 
When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. 
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as 
six impossible things before breakfast.”
~ Lewis Carroll


Off with her head! 


Who is the Queen of your heart?
Do you have a furry resident Queen?
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Maybe you're the Queen of your own domain!
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Some other Queens to consider:

Cleopatra

Marie Antoinette

Catherine the Great

Eleanor of Aquitaine


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Put your heart into this challenge and 
create something heartfelt!
And/or queenly!

Submissions are due by noon (eastern time)
on November 25. Leave your link with Mr. Linky below.

Be sure to link back to Inspiration Avenue in your blog post!

To everyone in the U.S., have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Count your blessings!

~Maggie~

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6 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

What faun challenge, Maggie. The pictures are so fun!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow this is extraordinarily creative!

Jan said...

Oh, I finally got a chance to play! I adore hearts, so this really spoke to me.

peggy gatto said...

I love all the great examples!!!!!!!
happy thanksgiving to all!

lorik said...

Impressive collection! And so entertaining:)

Lou Anne said...

This was another fun challenge Maggie! I loved the examples you chose. As always, I had a great time playing.

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