Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to the Garden: OUAS Challenge

This is my layout for the Aug. 15 challenge at Once Upon a Sketch.
The challenge was to incorporate two lines of a song into a layout based on the sketch.

I chose my photo by having it fall out of an album the other day.  It's a picture of me taken in the beautiful garden at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts some time ago when I was taking a course.
The gardens at Kripalu are among the most beautiful and peaceful that I know. The lyrics come from Joni Mitchell's song Woodstock.
Here are the lines that I included:

Well, maybe it's the time of year,
And maybe it's the time of man,
I don't know who I am, but life is for learning.
We are stardust, we are golden/And we got to get ourselves
Back to the garden.
It's an old song by now, the words branded into my consciousness a long time ago.  Nonetheless, they seem even more prophetic and meaningful to me as time goes on.  There was a line in the song about butterflies, too, so the Gabrielle papers seemed especially appropriate for this project.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Take a moment if you can to leave a comment - I read and enjoy them all.

Special wishes to anyone affected by Irene recently.  Better days coming soon!

Bo Bunny papers, Gabrielle
Webster's Pages trim and  Journalling Tag


  1. Oh what a gorgeous layout - love every element.Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS

  2. Love the color combination here!
    Fran, you layout is so beautiful! Thank you for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

  3. Beautiful layout!Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS

  4. Beautiful layout Fran :) Thanks for sharing at Once Upon a Sketch....