When I was trying to decide what I wanted my new art for this frame to say, I knew I wanted it to be something inspiring to me and my family. I have alway strived to go against the flow, be different, to just plain “be myself”. Resting in who I am in Christ is where I find the most peace. I want to teach my kids the same…to be themselves, who they are in Christ. Even if a decision is not alway the most popular decision, follow it…if it means you are striving to do God’s will. Be creative, inspiring, uplifting, and love others along the way. For some reason this poem made me feel all of those things. Maybe my thoughts about the poem had nothing to do with what Robert Frost was thinking when writing it, but either way, it works for me.
It’s so simple to make your own book page and this cost me just under $20 to have it printed. Just 5 easy steps:
- Open up a word document
- Choose your desired font and size of font (I had to adjust the font size when I finished so it would fit on my page) I used “Lucinda Sans Typewriter” font
- Type what you want your book page or art to say
- Center it
- Send it to your local print shop to be printed (I asked them to size mine for a 24×36″ size) You can also set the size for larger sizes after you make it, but I hadn’t done that, and they fixed it fore me before printing.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And looked down one as far as I could
And be one traveler, long I stood
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
This vintage poem by Robert Frost just made me think about how it’s ok to be different and sometimes that is how God stretches us.
I found the frame for the print at a local thrift store for $12! I still can’t believe the price. I think no one wanted it because the paint was chipping off a little and it was painted in a glossy black color. I painted it with White Dove Benjamin Moore paint in Satin finish and I love it! I love huge old ornate frames! The other frames on my wall are also old frames that I found at thrift stores and painted.
I hope this inspires you to make yourself some budget friendly wall art to remind you of just how special life really is or with something else that inspires you.
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