As is my custom, I rolled them around in my brain on my walk and ended up with a card as a result - the card is really almost incidental when this happens, but I love being able to make something from the things that inspire me. It's my way of paying back the universe for the inspiration.
Stamps: Papaya Collage (Preview set from the upcoming catalog. Email me to get yours June 1)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Summer Starfruit (New color - are you excited?) Poppy Parade (retiring - you'd better buy it now)
Accessories: Rhinestones, 3" Circle Die, Polka Dot Scalloped Ribbon
Both the race and the video struck the same chord with me.
The Derby was more exciting than most, as at the end, the winner broke free and overtook a horse with a considerable lead. Picture perfect, it was. And the jockey just dissolved into tears that lasted about an hour. A humble man from Mexico, he just kept repeating that he knew this horse's heart and he believed in the animal when other people didn't.
Then I saw a heartstopping video. I am not sure that I have EVER had the chills for as long as I did when I was watching this video. It's incredible.
What amazed me about this is not the miraculous physical journey this man makes, but it's his triumph over the word "no" that got me. I think that was harder than the rest of what he did, honestly.
No is such a hopeless word. And yes is so life changing. Just watch for yourself.
So be careful with no. You never know what a yes will do. And ALWAYS, always, run for the roses :).