Sunday, November 15, 2009

Time for a challenge

I am excited to offer you my very first challenge. It all started when I came accross the saying "Peace starts with a smile". It inspired me to make the above aceo and I wondered how many others of you out there would be able to come up with something related to Peace, after all, we could all do with a little of that in our lives! So here's the challenge. Send me your link in the comments below to your Peace creation. (I am giving you two weeks to enter incase you are starting one from scratch) It can be any medium, from jewelry to painting, pottery to sewing, it's your choice, as long as it 's theme is Peace. I will need the entries by the 30th November. There will be a draw from all the entries for a prize of a custom photo canvas made by me. I will ask the winner to email me a photo of their choice which I will then prepare into a photo canvas similar to the ones below. Just click on the photos below to take you to my shop where you can read more about them.

I thought I would share with you this lovely poem that was presented to my 17 year old son Jordan on his graduation. Thought it kinda fitted in to the peace theme.
Because of you

Each time a child is born the world changes
When you were born there was a new person for your family to love and care for
And because of you there is one more person who can love and care for others,
Because of you there is one more person who will grow and learn and one more person who can teach others.
Beacuse of you there is one more person to share with
And there is one more person who can share feelings and ideas as well as things.
Because of you there is one more person who needs help and one more person who can help others.
When you help, care, share and listen, you are being kind.When two people help, care, share and listen to each other, they are friends.
When people from different countries help, care, share and listen to one another, it is called peace.
Even something as big and important as peace begins with something small and precious.
It might begin....
Because of you.

Poem by B.G. Hennessy

So there it is. I hope I have inspired you to show me what you've got. Oh, and by the way, I thought I would put together a little Etsy treasury of a selection of the entries. That is also going to be a first for me so I had better get my head around that one!