Sing Down the Moon

Growing up I went through a phase where I wanted more than anything to be a Native American born when they they were unencumbered by foreign settlers.  I read every book I could get my hands on about famous Native American women, such as Pocahontas and Sacagawea.  One of my favorite authors was Scott O’Dell.  Among other familiar titles like Island of the Blue Dolphins, I loved Sing Down the Moon.  The thing I admired most about these heroines was their courage and self-reliance.  I couldn’t fend for myself for a day, let alone an extended amount of time.  But these girls could live of the land forever–because they knew how.  I still wish I knew how to do that (but I think I’d have to take my diet coke with me).

I’ve had this cute armoire waiting patiently for me to get around to her.  I wanted to do something special with her.  Then I found this paper and KAPOW!  I knew what to do.  I love the muted mustard with the vibrant arrow paper and the surprise explosion of color when the doors are opened.  Like the Native American women I wanted to emulate, this piece is intriguing on the outside, but the tenacity is evident within.

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