Sunday, January 22, 2012

we are the 99%

This week at Scrapping the Music the challenge was to use the song Care by Kid Rock, Angeleena Presley and T.I. as inspiration.

I can't change the world and make things fair
The least that I can do,
The least that I can do
The least that I can do is Care

Those lyrics made me think about when we went to our local Occupy protest. The Occupy movement receives a lot of criticism because people don't know what outcome is expected from it. I feel like even if nothing changes it's important that people exercise their freedom of speech. We might not be able to change the banks or what happens on Wall Street, but the least we can do is show we care!

I cut out red strips of paper using my wavy rulers for help. I punched out white stars for journaling blocks.

Journaling: Corey and I headed downtown on the motorcycle Saturday afternoon to show our support in the Occupy movement. Most people were upset with the banks and Wall Street, but anyone with a message was there too which is why I love Arizona and the U.S.A. Activism is patriotic!

At one point a bagpiper started playing and some people walking by dressed up as cows started dancing. Most Random Moment 2011 (bottom left)

There were a bunch of stupid Arizonans hanging out with their guns (bottom right). Luckily the police stayed closest to them. I was so thankful Phoenix P.D. was there to keep the peace!

P.S. Here's the link to Scrapping the Music if you want to play along: http://scrappingthemusic.blogspot.com/2012/01/who-says-winner-and-challenge-186-care.html

P.P.S. If you are the 99% check out Occupy Wall Street's library here: http://peopleslibrary.wordpress.com/

4 comments:

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Yeayyy! What a great layout! Good for you for speaking your mind! Thanks for such a great take on the challenge, and for playing along with us at Scrapping The Music!

Sharon said...

Awesome page! I love how you used the lyrics from the song!!!!! Thanks for joining us at STM!

Glenda T. said...

You have some fabulous multi pic layouts here! Love the stars and stripes and all the pics!

Patricia said...

Good for you in taking a stand. I am glad no one was hurt. Scary with guns being there. I lice the patriotism of this layout, awesome!