....And it's a beautiful thing. My sweet "Tae Kwon Do-Dos" have earned their first belt and boy, were they excited. I'd officially like to note that they've been training as long as that Ralph Macchio Karate Kid trained and gosh, would you believe they just couldn't get that tournament winning fly kick down?? I don't get it. Must be because I didn't have them "Wax On...Wax Off" or "paint the fence...up... down...up...down... side...side." Ah, the 80's were a great decade of memorable movies. Anyway, I digress.
Back to the present. At my girls' tender young age, they are not yet embarrassed by Mom "Scrapacizing" everything. So when they got these cookie cutter Tae Kwon Do back packs with all their gear...that looks like every other kid's cookie cutter back pack...Scrapping Mommy got to work. No way were my kids going to have a generic luggage tag attached to the top. I picked up my pals, Mr. Holtz and Ms. Copic and created my version of an ID tag (colors chosen by the TK Do-Dos, of course).
I wanted to capture the flavor of Tae Kwon Do along with our spiritual beliefs. We chose II Timothy 4:7 as their motto verse to strive for: "I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith." I picked the beautiful Mugunghwa (the Official Korean flower) to draw and fill in with my Copic markers for the corner of the tag. And then of course, their names on the back to complete.
So there you have it...East meets West.