Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Those Chains You Wear

Today's project is actually another gift.  One of my students (from our Aikido class) who is in middle school, had her poem selected to be published by Creative Communications, a children's publishing group.  She wrote the poem after she lost her grandpa to cancer.  Since the only way she can get a copy of her published poem is for her parents to purchase the book of poems that it is published in (which, of course, they did since they are awesome parents), I decided to print out her poem and make a scrapbook layout for her that she can hang on her bedroom wall.

Here's a picture of it before I put it in the frame:

I had this retired paper kit from Close to My Heart called "Whoops-A-Daisy" paper that I would be perfect for this project.  I just love the colors in this kit -- very vibrant:  Hydrangea, Ocean, and Watermelon.

I used our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the background "doily" image out of Hydrangea cardstock.  You can find the image on page 66, E6, shift, font layer, < Flower2 > cut at 11" (using the "Fit to Page" key).

Oh, in case you can't read the poem from my picture above, here's the complete text:

Those chains you wear
holding you tight
never releasing their grip -
they pull and tug
and carry you with them
leaving us defenseless.

We cry and we ask
those chains you wear
to leave us and
never come back.

Those chains you wear
rattle and clang -
will never let you go.
You can try to run -
but the chains you wear
will always find you.

You try to fight back but -
those chains you wear
dragged you with them.


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