Monday, March 28, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

 6" cast round of soda lime glass 
applied to a 12x12" sandblasted mirror
Back in 2009, I learned how to make a five pointed star book. At the time I jotted down notes to come back and make a version of this book with the lyrics of "The Star" by Ann and Jane Taylor. "The Star" was originally published in Rhymes for the Nursery in 1806. Although I have not abandoned the idea, I have yet to make this book. The inspiration however still managed to find its' way out.
Hear are the five verses to "The Star". So many of us know the first stanza but how many of us today are familiar with much more. I certainly was not.
  Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
  How I wonder what you are!
  Up above the world so high,
  Like a diamond in the sky!

  When the blazing sun is gone,
  When he nothing shines upon,
  Then you show your little light,
  Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

  Then the traveller in the dark,
  Thanks you for your tiny spark,
  He could not see which way to go,
  If you did not twinkle so.

  In the dark blue sky you keep,
  And often through my curtains peep,
  For you never shut your eye,
  Till the sun is in the sky.

  As your bright and tiny spark,
  Lights the traveller in the dark,—
  Though I know not what you are,
  Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
by Ann and Jane Taylor
Currently this piece is on display at Artisans of Rocky Hill. Framed and ready to be hung, this would be a lovely addition to a child's room. A contemporary connection to a very traditional pieces of Children's English Literature.

1 comment:

Nicole V Lozano said...

I was happy to hear from Anne At Artisans that this piece found a home. I hope it brings as much joy to those it went home with as it brought me in making it. I'm smiling just thinking about it.