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I was a Rose in April... by Theophilia I was a Rose in April... by Theophilia
"I was a Rose in April"
Photographer: Me
Model: My little sister
Location: My backyard

A Rose in April - by Kate Rusby

Oh can I go to my love's side
Oh let me go this day,
Please let me go to my love's side,
Oh mother, don't make me stay!
I was a rose in April
And still a rose in June
I fear that come the winter,
I shall no longer bloom

Oh daughter, daughter you cannot go,
Oh you cannot go this day.
Your father, he forbade you,
And at home you must remain.
You were a rose in April,
And still a rose in June,
But God can send five winters
And I know my rose will bloom

Mother, mother, I must away
Unto my true love's side.
Bring to me my white horse,
And away to him I'll ride
She's rode through fields of barley,
And she's rode throught fields of corn,
She's come unto her true love
One hour before the dawn.

Her father, being awakened,
Heard of his daughter's flight.
He's taken up his dagger
And he's rode into the night.
He's rode through fields of barley
And he's sped through fields of corn.
He's come unto her true love's house
Just before the dawn.

He's found his daughter sleeping
in her true lover's arms.
He's taken up his dagger
And it's deep into their hearts.
Oh father, cruel father,
You've killed my love, killed me,
But now I'll rest beside him,
Locked in his arms I'll be.
Locked in his arms I'll be...

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I was very inspired by this song and I wanted to do something--either take a picture or draw/paint one with this music in mind. It's a very sad, very Irish piece. I'm actually really happy with how this picture came out, I think this is my favorite out of the 10 or so I took in terms of where the shot-view is. I didn't even tweak it or anything on the computer.

I told my little sister awhile ago that I wanted to take a picture inspired by this song and I asked her if she wanted to be the model. Even thugh she hates the song (well, she hates anything sad and depressing. If she was a color, she'd be a BRIGHT sunshine yellow. :XD:) she agreed because she likes having photos taken of her and dressing up and putting make-up on. :D The first step was making some fake blood. That was kind of a failure, we tried twice but I had forgotten to read the directions and I just threw all the ingredients into one cup. :XD: Oh bother. Anyway, she's the cook, so we started it again and used a LOT of red food coloring and chocolate syrrup. XD Hence the result! I don't think it has the same consistency of blood OR the same color, but it worked to my satisfaction.
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
In the days of black & white movies, chocolate syrup was used for blood as ketchup came out too light in color.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheheheh, yeah, I can believe it. :D :aww:
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Ooh, I like depressing/tragic songs. XD
By the way, what all did you use for the blood? I've made it with chocolate syrup and red food colouring too, though I had lots of corn syrup in there as well.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, pretty much chocolate syrup with corn syrup, red food coloring and some flour to make it a bit thicker. :XD:
Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Tastes good, doesn't it? XD
FaeTian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I love that song. :heart: It's so sad, but I can't help loving it. :XD:

Lovely photo! :aww:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, that song has an almost addictive quality. I keep listening to it over and over and over again. :XD:

Thanks! :D
FaeTian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true actually. It's usually not the type of song I listen to... but I just love listening to it! :XD:

Welcome! :heart:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: :D I do too.
zionprime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
this looks like a cd album cover.
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