I'm embarrassed to say that I have deserted my blog lately. I hope there still are some loyal followers.
Just a few hours ago we returned from Cozumel, Mexico so I was planning on sharing some memorable photos of our trip.
However, while checking in with my online friends, I noticed that my dear friend Nadia has decided to share an album page that I have created for her (along with an entire design team of Once Upon a Sketch).
This art journaling page is for a collaborative "Album of Hope" for Nadia (to view other contributors' pages to this project please click here).
My sweet friend has endured such a profound loss which would be a darkest nightmare for any mother - the loss of a child. She openly shared all the raw emotion of this life altering event on her blog, and I was even more amazed and in awe of her openness, sincerity and willingness to bare so much when majority would disconnect and disappear. Nadia is one amazing and strong lady!
This was truly a challenging project, because no words and no art - however well designed or executed - would ever take away the pain of a mother's loss...my friend's loss. Also, I wasn't sure on how my message would be perceived. It would be an understatement to say that this was a true challenge. But nevertheless, I persevered and created a page from my heart.
It is laden with symbolism, which I believe is apparent.
Title: Watching over you...
The journaling states: "I will greet you on the other side. But for now...Know that I am watching over you."I will not go into the specifics of technique here, but if there's any questions, please DO leave a comment.
My youngest son Adam was adamant about adding hearts with the raindrops. He kepst saying: "Make it rain hearts! Make it rain hearts!" I let him punch a LOT of hearts so he would feel like he contributed. I hope that Nadia feels the rain of hearts!