Thursday, October 1, 2009

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #1 IF

Scrap That Poetry
Challenge #1 Rudyard Kipling's IFThere were so many lines in this poem that I loved...
If you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting
or, being lied about, don't deal in the lies,
or, being hated, don't give way to hating
and yet don't look to good, nor talk to wise,
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
twisted by knaves, to make a trap for fools
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue
If neither foes nor friends can hurt you
Yours is the Earth and everything that is in it
And- which is more- you'll be a man my son!
These are my favorite lines that spoke to me...
you can read previous posts that relate to the poem!
I couldn't decide on just one word, one verse, so I used the entire poem as a letter to my daughter for advice in life! I wrote her a note on the post card telling her to watch out for "mean girls" as she gets older and be herself!
I used a lighter to burn the edges around the poem... it gave it an aged/distressed look that I loved. I used red walnut ink to paint my daughter's umbrella pink, then I added some glitter dust from Stampin Up.

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9 comments:

JessiW said...

Love your layout and how you burnt the edges of the poem..very cool! Love, Jess

Jane said...

Wow Jennifer, this is gorgeous!!! I love the distressing you used and the inking of the umbrella..wonderful!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! That is ONE POWERFUL POEM!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the LO U made!!! GORGEOUS!!! Hoping to work on this this weekend! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer said...

Your page is AWESOME! LOVE IT! Congrats on the DT Position too!

Tonia_and_boys_Inc. said...

Jennifer, LOVE all the distressing, what you did to the umbrella, and that little photo corner, too!! It was really difficult to choose one line from this poem....so i didn't. lol! what a sweet layout!!

Sara said...

beautiful!!!!! it was sooo hard to pick the best line-I agree...it's just a wonderful poem :)

sarabeth

Windy Robinson said...

This is darling... I just love it!

Kim said...

gorgeous layout! I love the collage look and especially the burnt edges! wow!

mandysea said...

Wow - this is gorgeous!!!

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