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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch -- "Every Woman Should/Have"...

Hello everyone. This forthnights challenge at Once Upon a Sketch was to create a page and journal what it's like to be a woman, or about a woman. This theme instantly reminded of that poem, "Every Woman Should/Have", written by Pamela Redmond Satran. This poem resonated with me over the years, and periodically I'd run across it in my keepsake box and would think that I should do something to preserve it so that I don't forget it and more importanly share it with women in my family, and friends...so here is my creation paraphrasing the poem. I attached the poem in its entirety on the back of the layout. The poem in its entirety is written below in case you're interested in reading it and passing it down to women you cherish. I'm sure it will resonate with you too.


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
....Enough money within her control to move out...And rent a place of her own
even if she never wants to or needs to...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....Something perfect to wear if the employer or date of
her dreams wants to See Her in an hour...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...A youth she's content to leave behind....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....A past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her Old Age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace
bra...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....One friend who always makes her laugh...And one Who
lets her cry...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....A good piece of furniture not previously owned by
anyone else in her Family...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....Eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, And a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel Honored...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....A feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...How to fall in love without losing herself..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...HOW TO QUIT A JOB, BREAK UP WITH A LOVER, AND
CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...When to try harder...And WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... That she can't change the length of her calves, The
width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...That her childhood may not have been perfect...But
it's over...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...What she would and wouldn't do for love or more...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...How to live alone...Even if she doesn't like it...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...Whom she can trust, Whom she can't, And why she
shouldn't take it personally...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...Where to go...Be it to her best friend's kitchen
table...Or a charming inn in the woods...When her soul needs soothing...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...What she can and can't accomplish in a day...A
month...And a year...

25 comments:

  1. wow this is extraordinary and sooooooooooooo outstanding !!!!I love everything about this page Joyce ... fabulous .. hugz
    thanks for playing with us ...

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  2. Joyce!!!!!
    This is stunning I do not know where to begin!
    I adore the misting the distressing the colours and of course the Poem is outstanding!
    Thankyou for sharing and for playing with us at Once Upon A ...Sketch!!
    hugz
    irini

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  3. Oh wow Joyce!! This is stunning...just stunning!!

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  4. really gorgeous Joyce! love the color and softness of this. The framing layers is just gorgeous!

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  5. WOW! This is really beautiful ! I love the colors and the misting! Just a stunning page!

    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

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  6. very beautiful and elegant indeed, love this :)

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  7. HI.. this is absolutely gorgeous.. i love the poem.. so true.. love the colors on this layout too.. a wonderful take on the challenge!

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  8. Oh I loved reading this post. What a beautiful page. The green and purple misting is awesome. Thanks for joining us at OUAS.

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  9. Joyce, You are an amazing talent, what a stunning page, I really adore the subtle stitching, and that background is wow gorgeous!

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  10. This is beautiful! Love the journaling & your overall designing...just an amazing work of art!

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  11. Joyce! This is SO beautiful. This is the stuff I love about scrapping and blogging. Learning new things and reading wonderful poms like this one. Your layout is INCREDIBLE. Absolutely love the colours you have used and your theme in general is just SO perfect for this challenge. Joyce..keep on being the woman you are.

    Thank you SO so much for your ongoing support of our blog. Really does mean a lot to me :o)

    Have a great weekend,

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  12. This is just beautiful Joyce!!! Beautiful colors!!

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  13. I can just echo what the ladies above me here have said.
    This is STUNNING and that poem rings so true to my ears.
    So happy you joined us again at OUAS for our challenge.Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  14. Joyce, this is just so beautiful! I just love the soft lavender color scheme and it's just so soft and florally!!! I know that's not a word, lol, but it is really pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

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  15. Hi Joyce! This is really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Once Upon a Sketch :)

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  16. Everything about this page is just perfect, the details, the misting, the lace feature and most of all how much thought and honesty you have put into your journalling. LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS =)

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  17. There is so much elegance and engaging beauty at work on this strikingly lovely page. I adore the layering, distressing, and the eye-catching stitching in particular. Sublimely pretty creation, sweet gal.


    Oodles of hugs & joyful Sunday wishes,
    Jessica

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  18. This is such a gorgeous page.
    Thanks for playing along at Once Upon A Sketch.
    xxx

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  19. This is soo gorgeous Joyce!! Love it! The detail is off the hook!!!!!

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  20. Oh this is fantastic!!!! Love everything especially the design. Thanks for joining OUAS

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  21. What a fabulous quote to begin with! And then your layout is just stunning! The background details are perfection :-)

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  22. This is absolutely stunning. I'm going to copy your quote and keep it handy, it's so beautiful. I'm so glad I got to your blog, your a truly gifted artist. I'm going to follow along!

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  23. Awesome page Joyce and thanks for comments on my blog ...your work is amazing

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  24. I think your words should be the feminine bible....amazing layout

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