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A Poem As The Sea - Final Version

A Poem As The Sea - Final Version

The Sea... my greatest love, my companion of every moment.

When I climb the hills that surround the Bay where I live, I have this wondrous view of open sea, a never ending horizon, ever new yet always familiar and welcoming.

In case you cannot read the poem very well, it says:

I do not think I shall ever see

A poem as beautiful as the Sea

Poems are made by fools like me

But only the Gods can make the Sea

The changes I made were those suggested by Astrid: I took my version 2 with the much-too-light shadows and tweaked them a little around the frame and the frame alone, since, as Astrid pointed out, that would be the heavier element that would cast a darker shadow. All the other elements were much lighter: the shells, the seahorse and the tag. So those shadows remained light.

Thank you so much for the advice, because unlike when I posted Version 2, I can now say that I really like this version much better.

I learned that it's not only what looks good that matters, but what looks real, and what makes sense in the world of physical elements.

I also learned to always leave my shadows in separate layers: this tweaking was much easier than the first one lol

Thank you Candee for such a wonderful kit... I fell in love with it from the moment I first saw it!


"Mermaid's Among Us" by CanDesigns


Photograph by Morgaine Creations© (that's me)

Font - Vivaldi

Words "stolen" from a very similar poem by Joyce Kilmer - he dedicated it to a tree.


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Location: Tiny Village by sea side, Portugal
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theStudio Monet
This is such a pretty lo! I love it! Thank you for offering to help me yesterday! You're a sweetheart! Big hugs!
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#1 Sun September 21, 2008 01:06


theStudio Picasso
Morgaine, your layout is just, simply, wonderfully gorgeous! I too love the sea and this speaks to my heart - deeply..
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#2 Sun September 21, 2008 01:29


theStudio Picasso
WOW, is about all I can say, gorgeous layout.
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#3 Sun September 21, 2008 04:18


SAS-y Gem
very beautiful! Love the layout and the picture!
#4 Sun September 21, 2008 09:18


Oh thank you so much for your wonderful comments!!!

I treasure each one, and they help me to go on trying!

Big hugs


P.S. Karin, you're more than welcome!!!
#5 Sun September 21, 2008 10:39


theStudio Monet
Love your layout and love the poem - very clever play on words.
#6 Sun September 21, 2008 14:13


Thank you all for your most kind comments.

They warm my heart and keep me going.

Big hugs

#7 Sun September 21, 2008 22:21


theStudio Monet
Beautiful and moving. Thank you so much. I needed that today.
#8 Mon October 13, 2008 13:42

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