I am working out some grief by creating this for my daughter's friend Nikki. Nikki died on Thursday. They met in kindergarten. Nikki was an incredibly creative soul; played piano and clarinet, funny as all get out, had an art degree from UWM and did pottery and jewelry mostly. I have two pieces of hers; she loved to do art swaps. It is beyond sad that her life ended at 39.
This is also for today's CAS...debatable that this is CAS enough, although it was simple. There is plenty of white. I used water to move the Brushos around on the tissue, which has sparkly flecks.
Believe it or not, this is also for Melody's DTGD21 challenge...pecking away at these, I will not be deterred. Then, I thought, why not?? ABC15W is watercolor. And, last but not least, Friday's MIX, a collaboration between Polly and Susan...use something from a magazine, junk mail, etc. in your project. I messed around with many ideas, finally decided to KISS and use some old flute music paper.
Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 GMT Views: 1042
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 46595
Mon, Oct 04, 2021 @ 9:31 AM
I can understand your sorrow...how terribly sad. It is good to keep your mind busy with creative things and you've done a lovely turn with this card..Your old sheet music with brushos is a bold choice to go with the black and white butterflies.Sending you some hugs...
Registered: February 19, 2011 Location: Fullerton, CA Posts: 10483
Mon, Oct 04, 2021 @ 10:05 AM
I thought this card gorgeous and soulful before I read your description. Now it fills my heart with both sorrow for the loss of a young life and hope because butterflies and music always fill me with hope. I am so sorry for the loss you and your daughter have experienced. I hope you find peace in remembering the good times and in creating beauty to honor your dear friend. Hugs.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 125001
Mon, Oct 04, 2021 @ 11:44 AM
Wow. Gorgeous. And art therapy too - I still have the piece I made just after my dad died, it's at the entrance to my attic. Your background is gloriousl The music and butterfly combination is wonderful. Favourited.
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 75955
Mon, Oct 04, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
What a beautiful card, and how thoughtful of you to use your own creativity to work your grief in such a positive way. Nikki's life here may have been short, but it sounds like she left her art and the beauty of her life represented by it as her legacy.
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