Learning to Fly: An Etched Graduation Gift

Written by on June 15, 2013 with 0 Comments


A beautiful way to remember a beautiful day!


“Learning To Fly”


This version is written to a daughter from the mother, as in the mother hawk. Your daughter will look beautiful and scholarly in this piece!  But the text can be modified so that it is suitable for a son, and it can be modified so that it is from both parents, or just the father hawk.  I hope that makes sense! 

Shown here: etched on charcoal matte, with double matte oval.  20 inches by 16.



“Today I watched a happy hawk

prepare to leave her nest.

Eagerly she made her walk:

now begins the test.”


“Learn from those who love to learn

and not from those who must.

Knowledge gained seeks return:

Wisdom is a sacred trust.”


Because it is etched, this piece can be personalized with the graduate’s name, school name, and year of graduation.  It works for high school or college graduates. It can also be ordered in other darker colors.

As shown:  $374.99.  A dark color matte works best to show text.  Text will appear beige or tan.  The oval is very expensive, and as such, I am going to offer this piece with an option of using a rectangular double matted photo opening, with a further option of a second double matted rectangular photo opening.  The price for 20 x 16 picture poem with a single rectangular opening (4 inches by 6 inches) will be $299.99. For a second photo opening, add $30.00, for a total of $329.99.  Shipping, handling and sales tax, if applicable, are extra.

Poem can be etched on black, dark brown, dark blue, red, green or other dark colors. We are no longer offering charcoal.  A brown or black frame is included, though we cannot guarantee that the frame shown will be available.  We will provide a similar color frame.

The etched piece must be special ordered as these are custom pieces.  Contact meEmail Name of student, school name and year of graduation for personalization. Also, be sure to let me know if you want the text to reflect that it is from mom, or dad, or both by making your selection in the boxes below.  

Personalization is included at no further cost.

Also available in 20 by 16 print version, and 10 by 8 print version in various colors. Click here to see printed pieces.



Learning To Fly

Etched, with double matte oval. Framed. As shown: $374.99.*

Also available with rectangular double matted photograph openings.  $299.99 with one opening.  $329.99 with two openings. Black or Brown Frame.

A beautiful, classy gift. Can be personalized with graduate’s name, school name, and date of graduation. Personalization included with all options. Contact me.

Shipping, handling, and sales tax, if applicable, not included.


For Printed options of Learning to Fly, click here.

Note: If you see a watermark on some photos in this website, be assured that the watermark does not appear on the actual matting. But you knew that, didn’t you?






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