Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Template Tuesday - Floral Bunch
A few weeks back, a friend of mine lost her father and another friend lost his grandfather. I was able to go to my friend Andi's dad's funeral. It was a full day filled with remembrances, sadness, service and love from friends and family from all over the country. Andi's dad definitely left his mark on the world. I drew this little bouquet the Sunday following the funeral in hopes of posting it that following Tuesday, but life kind of happened and I didn't get around to putting it up. I put a small bell on in homage to the poem by John Donne called "No Man Is An Island"
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
My favorite part is where it says each man's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. We are all woven together here in this life in one way or another and the time we have together is short. Remember to make the most of it.
This is what the template will look like. Remember to cut the inside (gray) parts out first. The flowers took me a while, so don't lose patience! Also, the size it currently is fits on an A6 greeting card if you feel so inclined to use it in cardmaking. Download here: Floral Bunch