I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sings in the street.
I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky
Spurred on by Scrapbook Trends' March 2010 Call for "Favorite Quotes," I created this layout today with Studio Calico's Cotillion. W.H. Auden won my heart over with his glorious poem "As I Walked out One Evening" back in high school. I have continued to contemplate what it would look like to introduce China and Africa. In many ways, as the Chinese girl living in Africa, I had felt that indeed China and Africa had met in me. Then there was the vivid imagery of the ocean being folded and hung up to dry. Such mastery of words and imagination, how it moves me, how well it captures and catapults my own imagination as I visualized God hanging his laundry on the line :) Those were the days that I hung on to every delicious English word as I voraciously read through everything the little school library had to offer. Gone are those days, now I scrapbook with every spare millisecond... *LAUGH*
I'm still trying to get a layout that is 100% Studio Calico into Scrapbook Trends. I won't hold my breath of course, not having a lot of luck with Scrapbook Trends the last few months even though I admit to having gone to Archiver's twice to see the October 09 issue. I can't wait to get my contributor's copy!
Is this Papillion paper not just GORGEOUS? I think the colors are just out of this word vivid and audacious, matches well with how I feel about Auden's poem. I've asked Aubree to purchase SC exclusive papers add-on the last few months. I will so miss this arrangement that is coming to an end.
Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and the blogsphere was abuzz with all kinds of cardmaking news, challenges, giveaways, and activities. I did make a card to celebrate. It'll get posted on Prism's blog in November.