Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Best. Speech. Ever.

It's the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech and it was not the prepared speech that Mr. King chose to give that day. He set aside his papers and spoke from the heart that day and it has resonated throughout the world since. Beautiful words, beautiful ideals, beautiful goals. And, although we're not where we should be (according to Time magazine, a black college-educated man makes less money on average than a white high school-educated man), we're making progress, people! And regardless of when or where we are born, the ideas that poverty and discrimination must be eradicated from society are set in stone. We must rise above our instinct of dividing "us" versus "them," no matter who we are and who "they" are. We are all more alike than different. Thus ends my political posturing. God Bless those who fight for justice.

Here's a tag I made for a lss contest. I didn't win, but I heard people talking about it and they liked her shoes the best. I love this stamp from Prima and I love the Wizard of Oz, so of course, I had to make Dorothy. 

I drew in her pigtails and stamped a little witch silhouette (from Penny Black) on the balloon. The text paper is from an old Ozma of Oz book. The paper is all Graphic 45—some Dorothy paper, some new Halloween paper, and the green background is from the Steampunk collection. I used Stickles on the gold balloon parts and on the flowers and glitter paper for the shoes, underskirt, bows and shirt. I had some ribbon that was gathered so it made a great petticoat. The yellow paper is embossed with the brick folder from Sizzix.

Enjoy your day and comment here or pin Dorothy to your Pinterest to win! This contest ends Friday at midnight, EST. I'll draw a winner for this on Saturday! Good luck!

Have a dreamy Wednesday!