Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Game of Card Swap in my A Year to Remember Class

Ahhh, got my red wire in the mail today and finished up my cards. My A Year to Remember class is online and has lots of people from all over the U.S., Franch, UK, Australia, China, Japan...ALL over. We're playing a game of card swap this month. Heidi Swapp has some great playing cards that are 5X7 and the perfect size to do whatever you want to do to them...so don't know how many of us are playing from class at Big Picture Scrapbooking, but it's still going to be great. 10 cards to swap with other people and we all agreed to make one extra for Heidi.

They look kind of pretty all laid out with the butterflies and flowers.
I picked one of my favorite poems...well, had to use the excerpts from it...too long.
Did tons of layering with paint as well as a paint and glaze mixture. I got the red dots all over it with using a spikey plastic ball. Learned all these techs from Tena Sprenger. Can't wait for her new class to start at Big Picture Scrapbooking for next year. Sign me up! That'll be my Christmas present!
The whole look, being so bright, reminds me of being down in New Orleans with all of the artsy stuff...so just had fun with it and thought about downtown, and just did what I want.
This is the entire poem...it's worth looking up words you don't know...I know I had to ;)
Desiderata
-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak the truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrending the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.





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1 comment:

  1. I am so blown away by this poem!! So good. Speak the truth quietly and clearly... Love what you have done. xo Nita

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