This morning's news brought of the passing of national treasure, author and activist Maya Angelou. "I know why the caged bird sings" was Angelou's international best seller nominated for the National Book Award. I decided to use these two Stampotique images; Bird Cage by France Papillon and a portion of Birdy Up by Kida Nichols.
The birdy was stamped and embossed, colored with COPICS, fussy cut and glued to background. The bird cage was stamped over the bird with Stazon and embossed.
Because this layout lacks the seriousness of it's title, I thought I would leave it free of text to be my silent tribute.
A once homeless and a teen mother, Angelou commitment to civil rights and artistic work has made her a truly phenomenal woman of our time. You can read her elegant poem, Phenomenal Women by clicking the highlighted link.