Paper therapy today: This is for Allison's Sketch Challenge. I was kicked out of my craft room for a couple days and didn't have a chance to finish my sample card for her. This one is not what I originally planned to do. The day before Thanksgiving, we received news that my father unexpectedly passed away. It was a surprise as he was in relatively good health overall and was not sick or suffering; however he did have dementia, so it was not a shock. He was always a man of words as a public speaker, counselor and author. He gave me my love of reading, writing & story telling. When I was young, he would sit by my bedside and we would talk about all sorts of things before I went to sleep. My favorite subject was about outer space and what was out there beyond our world. I imagined beautiful colors and light. Today I was enthused to make this card by Dawn's Free 4 You Challenge to be inspired by the quote: "This world is but a canvas to our imagination". This is a tribute to my Dad who always inspired and encouraged my imagination, even my youthful thoughts about our world and what was beyond. I'm linking also for Sabrina's WT Challenge - Blast Off into Space.
Giving thanks for my Dad who is in my thoughts and always in my heart.
Thank you to the hostesses and to you for looking.
Date: Friday, November 24, 2017 GMT Views: 284
Registered: March 27, 2007 Location: Oklahoma Posts: 60086
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 @ 3:44 PM
Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with us! So sorry about your loss. Sounds like he was a loving person.
Your card with the stars and sentiment are perfect! Beautiful card!
Your in my prayers.
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Fri, Nov 24, 2017 @ 7:10 PM
Diane this is a beautiful tribute to your dad. I loved reading the story of his bedside chats with you. The beautiful, soft colors on the star circle, wonderful card. I'm sorry for your loss and thankful you have such wonderful memories.
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Fri, Nov 24, 2017 @ 7:18 PM
Oh Diane, what a beautiful tribute this card is to your dear father. He sounds like an incredible man indeed. I am so sorry for your loss. I love that you made this magical card to honor your father, and thank you for sharing what kind of person he was with us- it was a real joy to read this. Hugs my friend. Love, Karen.
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Sat, Nov 25, 2017 @ 12:27 AM
First of all, my deep sympathy on your bereavement, the suddenness of which sounds similar to my dad's earlier this year. I'm glad that you too were able to make a card to express some of your feelings - art journaling without words, therapy indeed. And what a beautiful soft night sky scene you created from your memories.