Today is a special day. (Do you know why?)
In honor of today, look what I made for one of you!
I wanted to give you a little gift because I love words and today is a celebration of words (I'll tell you why in a minute).
I love anything with the alphabet or typography, and so I really love this fabric with fancy lettering on it. And book pages? Well, pretty much any creation can use a book page or two. Strings of words, someone’s beautiful expression in the starck simplicity of black and white is art on so many levels.
So to be entered in my little hoop art giveaway, become a follower, and/or tell me you already are one!
And here’s the second surprise.
If you are the first one to comment with the correct answers to these questions about today, March 15th, I’ll make you a custom headband, similar to the ones I made for my blog friend Kyle when I participated in Danielle’s Headband Swap in January, AND you'll be entered in the giveaway for my hoop art. Possible double prizes!
So it's time for your literature pop-quiz. Don’t google it, friends, because Jesus will know you cheated. You gotta rely on that good education you got, right?!
March 15th is also known as the Ides of March. (Did you know this already??) One of the greatest writers of all time – an incredible word artist – referenced the Ides of March in a story he wrote.
1. Who’s the famous author?
2. Which of his stories refers to the Ides of March?
3. And why was the main character told to "Beware the Ides of March"?
I’ll bet if you paid attention in high school, you probably learned this. English class? Humanities? My teacher was so into this author that she wore a shirt with his face on it twice a year, on the Ides of March and the author’s birthday. Those days were a little sacred in our classroom.
And ya know, isn't it funny how certain things stick with you from school? I think I remember the literature the most. Well, the boys and the literature. In that order.
Happy day to you!