Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Quotes & Lyrics - Silence
Here's my postcard for The Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics challenge which is to use Silence and/or Dazzle. Various songs came to mind but I couldn't decide how to depict them so I went off searching for quotes and found this one about oaks and acorns.
The background is a mix of Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles - and the Oak Tree is an Oak House Studio stamp inked with Olympia Green Versafine and clear embossed. The small oak leaves and gold acorn (I was thinking Silence is Golden here) are by PSX - they've been stamped and embossed and then distressed with a little Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade.
The quote was on an internet quote site and its by Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish Philosopher - I thought it was about how beautiful nature can be. However when I looked for the rest of the poem/prose I found it was made up from an 8 line paragraph in his book about The French Revolution and the oak hasn't just blown down in the wind, no, the woodman came with his axe!! So someone has actually paraphrased what Carlyle said and made it a quote......so I hope I'm still allowed to use it.
Well last years challenge was educational and I think this years will be too. Its great to read all the interesting quotes; not so much fun knowing some of the 'old' songs!!