Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Wise Old Owl

Hmmm, nursery rhymes, not my go to material for cards these days since I'm a grandmother with mostly grown grandkids. There are a few left, however, but they read Dr. Seuss and the old, old stories are long forgotten.

We have a new Unicorn Challenge that starts today with the theme being 'Inspired by a Nursery Rhyme or Fairytale, etc.' I didn't know where to start so I Googled nursery rhymes and up popped The Wise Old Owl. There was no credit for the poem given but it caught my eye and this is where I went.

Basically this poem would be told to children in an attempt to teach the child the virtue of being quiet. It is based on an owl's behavior of watching and patiently waiting when hunting it's prey. And of course, it led to the adage "Children should be seen and not heard."

We don't hold by that as a virtue so much today, but on occasion it can be helpful. At any rate, I found this little poem intriguing so used it on the card.

The Owl is from the stamp set 'Owls 2014' from Marks Stamp Shop, The poem was printed from online and the tree was cut free form for the background. The owl is double stamped and popped up to add dimension. The card stock is my light brown, hand made paper stock.

Come play with us at Unicorn Challenges!


  1. Great card Barbara and I was intrigued as to the meaning of this Rhyme so Thank you for the explanation. Lisa x

  2. I love owls, and your owl is beautiful!


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