Wednesday, April 9, 2008
No Alarm Clock Needed
It's Never Too Late
to listen to the birds
They link us with nature.
Take the time to observe them.
They manage to survive in our world.
And they do it joyfully.
They provide a gentle soundtrack for our lives.
Listen to their songs.
Many of my friends think I am crazy because I am such a morning person. I get up as soon as I hear the birds outside my window singing. It's almost as if they are saying, "Wake up! It's morning! Time to greet the day!" Today was no different and as we move closer to spring and summer, they will be up by 4:30. Today it was 5:00 -- I know -- TOO early to get up! But I do -- and I actually enjoy the calmness and quiet (well, except for the bird songs!). I can sit and sip my tea, or go to my stamp room and for a couple of hours, have the world to myself. Of course, then, by 9 PM, I am pretty much done for the day!
I made this card for today's Sketch Challenge. I love this designer paper by The Paper Studio. It made such a great garden background for my bird! It's an easy sketch; try it! I flipped the oval to fit my image better. The bird is stamped on Whisper White in Real Red and then stamped again on Glossy White, cut out and raised on dimensionals.
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Glossy White, Black and White Floral DP by The Paper Studio
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Marvy Scallop punches, Prima, flower brad by Creative Imaginations, black organdy and red grosgrain ribbon
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