Monday, February 13, 2012

My Guys: Post 1 of 2

The current challenge at Once Upon a ... Sketch is to create a layout about a beloved male.  Since there are two important guys in my life, I've created two layouts.  In this post you will find a layout about my husband, Scott.  I'll also be creating a separate post with a layout about my son.

Supplies: patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket), journaling card (Bella Blvd), stickers (Basic Grey), pen (Creative Memories).

I pared Nadia's sketch down to its main components to create this CAS layout about my husband, who is an embedded systems engineer.  What that means, basically, is that he programs microchips that are components of larger electrical devices.  The photo on this page shows a power meter with a circuit board (the green bit at the bottom of the meter face) that Scott helped design.  But the centerpiece of the layout is a poem that I wrote about Scott.

I could have simply written that Scott is supportive, a great father, a breadwinner, a martial arts teacher, and a romantic guy.  But instead, I wrote this poem:

My Embedded Systems Engineer

He supports me,
by sanitizing my HTML
when my blog formatting 
gets wonky.

He amuses our son,
by showing him that circuit boards
are miniature metropolises
with skyscrapers of 
capacitors and heat sinks.

He earns money,
by designing sensors
that turn temperature readings
into on-screen
kaleidoscopic pie charts.

He earns a little more on the side,
by teaching martial arts students
to let their chi flow
like electrons through
copper wire.

On movie nights,
if the DVD player breaks down,
he fixes it with ease,
keeping one arm around my shoulders
the whole time.

I hope the poem is just the right combination of sweetness and silliness.  :)

Thanks for checking out my layout about Scott.  Please also check out the post above this one, as it will have the layout about my son.


Channa said...

I love the poem! And i love the fact that you focused on the beautiful words for this layout. Happy valentines day and thanks for joining us at OUAS, Channa

eudokia said...

i love it!thank you for joining us at ouas!

Irini said...

your journalling is fabulous Denise!....
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Clever you and clever him ! What a great way to honour your husband. thank you for sharing with us at OUAS and good luck.


EFI said...

Beautiful! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

jeanie g said...

Brilliant absolutely brilliant page Denise, love it. I missed the deadline!!!!

Eleni Gratsia said...

I too love your way of expressing your feelings for your hubby! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!