It has been art all day for me. After finishing my Garden Fairy Gothic Arch, I jumped right into Kelly's Stone Angels book. She chose a lovely little book to alter, and it's interesting that this particular book was one of my childhood favorites — O Ye Jigs and Juleps. I clearly remember my 5th grade teacher reading it to us.
Kelly's take on the Stone Angels theme was a refreshing change. On the title page, she wrote "The Game of Life." On the next page she wrote, "Spin. Move forward or turn to Stone." She has used lots of numbers, game pieces and several hymns on her pages. So inspired by numbers and hymns, I went to work.
What is that you said? You see the numbers but not the hymn? Oh, it's there if only by inference. This is the hymn, written by Maltie D. Babcock.
This is my Father's world,
and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world:
I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
his hand the wonders wrought.
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. Amen.