Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Time to Heal Sympathy Card


Yesterday I worked on my W words for ABC Wednesday so I have an exciting post about those for tomorrow.... I guess I felt bad because I did not create any art over the weekend. I cut out a few pieces, got 3 tile samples with leaves on them, but they did not work out. They were not cuttable. I thought maybe I could cut the name brand off of them, but they were sturdier than they looked. It would take a jig saw to cut through them. I even inked the backside for a pattern, but it was not to my liking. Just thought I'd save you some time on this new dumb idea of mine so don't try it at home. LOL But never stop looking for stuff.

Last night I began working on the Time to Heal sympathy card above for the Durfy's who lost their sister-in-law. I don't know what it is with these brownish, sepia toned, antique looking cards that I create now, but I feel I have found another niche for myself. I don't know where this inspiration comes from, but I am not knocking it and I am so very thankful for it especially when it comes in the form of something like this card. It took me maybe about 45 minutes give or take to make it while watching "Nashville Star". I especially like the little red hearts on it. So I amazed myself once again. Yes, I am tooting my own horn about it today! I am really proud of it.

Of course Don didn't get the quote on it which said, "A mother holds her children's hands for just a little while but their hearts forever." I am not sure who said the quote and the type is too tiny to decipher. I explained that the sister-in-law was a mother after all. DUH! I thought if I gave the card to the Durfy's, they would pass it on to her husband and daughters for them to read and give them some comfort too. He never gets my way of thinking. I have told him countless time I do everything for a reason.

The inside of the card reads:

"with deepest sympathy (a fancy stamp)

in the loss of your loved one...
wishing you...
Faith to spare
Time to heal
Time to love
those who care.
Time to grieve
No matter how long it takes."

It is my sincere hope that if any of you out there in blogland who has lost a loved one might find comfort in this post of mine. Think of it as the sympathy card being sent to you today of you can come back to visit it anytime you wish.

Speaking of quotes, I have my good friend "Dr. Bob" to thank for the following one...

"You need to be aware of the heebie-jeebies because if left untreated, they can develop into conniptions!"

I love this post even if I say so myself. It is just too good and upbeat to mar with anything negative today. Not that I had anything negative to happen. I looked at it from the library and the card really showed up well, better than when I viewed it at work.

Speaking of upbeat..., check out McCabe's blog at http://dancing mermaid.com/blog/2008/06/22/1272
for art inspiration. It must have worked for me after reading it yesterday!

My 3 things today would be:

* In case you haven't noticed I am totally stoked about my newest card. Being creative makes me feel so good, alive; feel better about myself, makes me feel worthwhile, and smile etc.

* Working on blog projects like Odd Shots , ABC Wednesday, Thankful Thursday and Sky Watch Friday are exciting and gives me a another purpose in my life.

* Being inspired by others. I hope I am an inspiration for someone.

Did you create something to be proud of today? If not, what stopped you?

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Awesome Abby said...

That is very nice!!! I can tell that you are enjoying your creations and I am, too!!!

becky voyles said...

Thanks, Abby. So glad you are enjoying your creations as much as I am!

Denise said...

Thanks for blessing my heart, you are so talented.