So, where did all this Canadiana come from? Well in my peruse through blogland this week I saw MANY July 4th themed projects and I wanted to make a Canada Day Project! This particular project has a special sentimental meaning to me! Last February Ty & I attended the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics! At the Opening Ceremonies I was a complete mess-crying, singing, smiling, clapping, it was an amazing experience. And even though I have an official program of the games and 2 limited edition souvenir books we got as part of our ticket I can't bear to cut them up. Also I've been hoarding my Olympic quarters, not wanting to spend them.
So I created a Framed Canada Souvenir (and I know I'm the only one who has one!)
"We Are More" by Canadian Slam Poet Shane Koyczan, who performed this poem during the 2010 Opening Ceremonies. To see him perfrom a snipet check out this link. And to read the full poem click here. If you're not Canadian, you'll want to be after reading that poem! Unfortunately I had to edit the poem down to fit on a 8.5x11 piece of paper for framing, but I think I kept the best parts! I also like that as I re-arranged the poem it ended up looking a bit like a inukshuk. Then I printed it on white cardstock. I then placed the poem on a black mat the size of the frame. On the black mat I attached the Olympic coins, symmetrically around the white paper. Then I popped the whole thing in the frame! TA DA!