Louise from Beachys Cape Cod Cupboard is hosting her 3rd craft challenge today. The rules are simple. Create ANYTHING you want, using ANY MEDIUM, with the above photo simply titled "Whitby 1935". Take pictures of your finished artwork and post it on your blog on Monday, March 31st, for all of Blogland to see! Of cause don't forget to leave a message with Louise so that she knows that you are joining in.
I did a little bit of research before I started this project. This is what I managed to find out about "Whitby".
Whitby is a historic town in North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England. Nowadays it is a fishing port and tourist destination. It is situated 47 miles from York, at the mouth of the River Esk and spreads up the steep sides of the narrow valley carved out by the river's course. At this point the coast curves round, so the town faces more north than east.
Many interesting fossils have been found in the Whitby area including entire skeletons of pterodactyls. Whitby is known for its well preserved ammonite fossils, which can sometimes be found on the seashore, or purchased from any number of stalls or shops in town.
So now the time has come to reveal what I have made for this challenge, Ta Dah
Now this was not an easy one, I know roughly what I wanted to make, but the creative juices were just not flowing. I finally managed to get the look just right yesterday.
When I looked at the picture I saw beach, friendship, family and happy times. I found this poem on the Internet that seemed to say it all.
Time is But a
Grain of Sand
Time is but a grain of sand
Falling from a beach's ledge
But with each tiny grain
Our lives are slipping away
Slowly but surely we're all
Going to lose things and people
Feelings and dreams will fade
Memories will grow and relationships
Will build, ruin or fade away
Time will weather our bodies
But we have a choice to let it weather
Our minds and hearts.
In the end you get what you give
So give with all your heart
Live laugh and love
Dance what you feel and
Sing for the same
Cause in the end all that matters
Is what you believe in
So stand tall and reach out
Stand firm and even if you're alone
Stay with what you believe.
No body's created equal
Everyone wishes they could change
But very few people do.
Friendships are there for a reason
And so is the love of another
Use these to keep yourself together
And when you feel like breaking down
Remember of the people that are there
The people you love and who love you in return
Because these are the people who are true
And the only ones who truly matter.
Thanks Kirsty for the wonderful poem.
I hope you like what I have created, now I'm off to see what everyone else has come up with.