Friday, August 17, 2012


 I run to the beach at dawn
To discover what prize
The sea’s given up.
Just beyond reach of galloping waves
Lies a slim, white, riffled case,
It’s mariner gone.
Waves tease my toes,
A breeze fingers my hair,
I think of my own
Brave Argonauts.

       Kathleen Chabot

 I was thinking of my two sons when I wrote this poem. The older one was married later that year, and I'm happy to report that he, his wife and two daughters are thriving. Son #2 is also doing well. Both sons are doing work they love.

I got so carried away with making waves on this card that I didn't notice I had the lady writing in the water. I suspect she's the type who will hope even if the waves wash her writing away. The clouds are bigger than I wanted them, and my photograph of the card is not very good, but then, life is often less than perfect. That's why we need hope.

Details of the card:

Card stock;  SU Brilliant Blue, Shimmery White,
Ink; SU Basic Black, Blue Spectrum pad, Color Box Cocoa
Stamps; SU Seaside Sketches, Wonderful Words II, Itty BittyBackgrounds
Image watercolored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and was masked while I sponged the ocean waves, stamped and sponged the sand, and put clouds in the sky.


Bonnie Irvine said...

What a lovely card and poem. The background is stunning with the waves, sand, and sky. I like what she has written. It's a wonderful, textured scene.

MezzoKat said...

Thanks so much for your comments, Bonnie.

Lori said...

This is so lovely - again that sky is beautiful and the waves, too!! ('re from OKC - how long since you've visited?)

Annie said...

Beautiful poem and I love your gorgeous card. Hugs Annie x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful poem and I love your card.
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