Saturday, April 15, 2017
More Sympathy Cards
Sympathy cards are difficult to make - especially since they come upon you all unaware and unprepared. I'd like to tell you that I made these cards in an effort to be a little more proactive, but those in my social, familial and professional circles have all experienced loss recently. It has felt a little like being in a boxing ring. I have become clearly aware that they only productive and useful thing that I can do in the face of death is to pray to the One who is able. Able to comfort, strengthen and heal.
These two cards were made with a combination of stamps and dies. Using my retired Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster stamps in black Archival Ink on Bristol I was able to color the images with my Zig Clean Color markers and add just a hint of glitter pen. The sentiment was stamped using the same black Archival Ink and my Hero Arts Prayers stamp and die set. I think the result is stunning and hopefully comforting, letting them know how cared for they are with something made using lots of care.
For both cards, a simple sentiment on the inside where I write my note. There have been too many of these lately...
Art in all it's forms is a reflection of God's love - He created and painted this world with beauty to remind us of who He is. I sent these cards with the same intention - created and painted with beauty so that those of us left behind could remember there is good when we are hurting from the loss.
My instinct is to apologize for getting somber, but I'm not going to do that trusting this blog community with tender feelings and knowing that one of the best parts of the community is the fact that we encourage one another. Thanks to all for your encouragement through comments on my creativity. It has meaning and I am grateful.