Thursday, March 12, 2009

Book wisdom for Heather

What a challenge!!! Heather, in my Mixed Media Madams group, has a theme of Book Wisdom. Why is it that anything that has to do with literature gives me such a hard time? I'm a school teacher; this should come easily to me!!!

I chose to provide wisdom from Anne Frank. I read The Diary of Anne Frank many times as a tween and teen. No other book has made such a lasting impression on me as that book. To think that from the ugliest, darkest corner of world history, a sweet sprite had the clarity of mind to write about her dreams and ambitions. Anne Frank is my hero.

Enjoy your pages, Heather!


peggy gatto said...

What a lovely way to make something so beautiful about something so sad....brings to mind a sense of calmness!
While I have your attention..when do I pack by bags???

Elizabeth Golden said...

These are wonderful! I am like you the book was absolutely haunting. I still have my original copy I received when I was nine. After I read the book I slept in my closet to see what it was like. My mom was so upset, till she saw the book. Then she left me alone about it. That was probably my first conscious recognition that the world was what you made it.
Heather will be thrilled.
p.s. some of the scrap journals will be in my giveaway.

Joanne Huffman said...

You're so right about the strength and inspiration found in The Diary of Ann Frank. Your spread has done it justice.


Janny said...

Very impressive!