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Freckles and a Temper

“The so-called Irish temperament is a mixture of flaming ego, hot temper, stubbornness, great personal charm and warmth, and a wit that shines through adversity. An irrepressible buoyancy, a vivacious spirit, a kindliness and tolerance for the common frailties of man and a feeling that ‘it is time enough to bid the devil good morning when you meet him’ are character traits which Americans have associated with their Irish neighbors for more than a century.” ~Carl Wittke

My father-in-law loves to say that I have an Irish temper. He’s right. I can get hot quick and stay mad for a long time. But when I cool off,  I’ll hug your neck and forget it just as fast. I suppose I get it honest, my great grandmother was a Cagle and that is an old Irish name. It’s taken my husband most of our marriage to learn to sidestep my Irish temper, but he’s mastered the dance pretty well. He’s also really good at keeping me in check. This scene is from my all time favorite movie The Quiet Man. This is exactly something my husband would do and me too for that matter!

He’s crazy, wildly inappropriate and doesn’t give a @#$%. He loves to embarrass me…

BUT,  I like it too. Salty and sweet, it’s a good mix!

Today’s post is part of the Cupcake Inspirations green and brown color challenge.

CIC 454

Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day for Daisies and they are generously offering a $12 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner!

My card was inspired by a quote from my favorite movie and the Garden Chair Gathering digital image from A Day for Daisies!

CIC 454 Green and Brown

I created my card layout in Photoshop Elements and printed on mixed media paper. I colored the background using Distress inks and Gansai Tambi watercolors for shading. The chairs were colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol and a paper stump.

Garden Chair Gathering with Quiet Man quote

I love it so much I think I’m going to frame it and put it somewhere I can admire it.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweeties have created for the challenge and link up your green and brown creation for a chance to win!



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