Monday, July 20, 2009

Carpe Diem

There's a brand new Twilight Tuesday Sketch challenge "TTSC7" that posted this morning over at Twilight Tuesday! Check it out!

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Here are the details for the challenge:
Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge Guideline:
1. Have fun! This is a no pressure, do it when you can challenge.
2. This sketch will not limit your creativity in any way. Use it to create and have fun!
3. Make anything you want – card, bookmark, scrapbook page, quilt, drawing…
4. It can be Twilight themed and be based on the 5 books, movies and or soundtracks.
5. Tell us where your inspiration comes from. We want to know!
6. Let us know where you post your pictures of your project. If you upload to SCS (or anywhere else) please use the keywords TTSC7.
7. Our Basic Challenge Rules also apply.

Carpe Diem:

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Supplies:
Paper: "Voyez en Arrière" & "Mon Ami" ~ Christine Adolph (Creative Imaginations)
Stamps: "Carpe Diem" ~ Marah Johnson (Hampton Art)
Ink: "Tuxedo Black" & "London Fog" (Memento)


Inspiration:

I'm going to go off in a tangent with this one... hope it's okay with the Twilight gang!

I love poetry... especially Robert Frost.
This one poem keeps going through my mind when I read the Twilight series.


"Carpe Diem" by Robert Frost

Age saw two quiet children
Go loving by at twilight,
He knew not whether homeward,
Or outward from the village,
Or (chimes were ringing) churchward,
He waited, (they were strangers)
Till they were out of hearing
To bid them both be happy.
"Be happy, happy, happy,
And seize the day of pleasure."
The age-long theme is Age's.
'Twas Age imposed on poems
Their gather-roses burden
To warn against the danger
That overtaken lovers
From being overflooded
With happiness should have it.
And yet not know they have it.
But bid life seize the present?
It lives less in the present
Than in the future always,
And less in both together
Than in the past. The present
Is too much for the senses,
Too crowding, too confusing-
Too present to imagine.


Thank you for visiting!
Twilight fans... give this challenge a try!

8 comments:

Jana said...

I like the aged affect and the elegance! Bravo!

Donna Maria said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jane....I love that poem as well, I remember that one from school! Very fitting for Twilight! Beautiful! Xx

Eve said...

LOVE your card- it is beautiful. I also love anything by Robert Frost- thank you for sharing!

Margie said...

WoW! Beautiful card, Jane!

Julie said...

This is a seriously beautiful card, Jane! I love every element - it's just so beautiful and peaceful-looking. As always, thank you for playing along with us at Twilight Tuesday!

Dani said...

This is so beautiful. The colors and everything is wonderful.
That Robert Frost poem is wonderful!!

Jennifer said...

That poem is perfect. I love you colorful card.

Jen said...

Jane this is just beautiful. I love the colors and the paper combination. And what a fitting poem!