I think this was one of the hardest pieces I have ever envisioned.
Created for a friend who was lost way too early and way too unexpectedly, this layout needed to go into a book for the family.
I started to do my usual scrapbook thing and stopped.
I started again and stopped.
Then I heard her words in my head… push through and be authentically you. It’s amazing. You’re amazing.
She saw it. She always saw it. I WANTED to see it and in that, I had no trust.
I had no trust that it would turn out as it should.
I had no faith in myself or in the process.
So, with her in my head, I started where she taught me to start… with real things.
I put ink on paper and played. I put more ink down and stopped. It was pretty.
Then I thought, push. Push further- so close you might almost ruin it.
So I did.
I put down more ink and it splattered everywhere. So I added some more and some more and some more.
Then a bit of detail- started from a drip I had not placed.
Her flower. She saw the beauty. She always did.
The final image was photographed and a scrapbook layout was created in photoshop elements. Journaling is an original poem by me, so please do not use it. Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by… I hope you find the beauty in your world today.