Monday, January 10, 2011

Powerful Artventure

Wanna see something POWERFUL?  Look in the mirror.



Ever tried cutting glass and not know where to begin.  I have.  What a mess. 



After the glass fiasco,  I decided to cut an old CD.  Much safer and a lot neater.  It was hard avoiding those cracks but l kind of like the distressed look that was achieved.
My  friend Christina gifted me with this cool journal she made.  It has clay covers and
 a great binding stitch at the spine.  Isn't it wonderful?  It's just the right size to hold 
my inchies and perfect for some quick journaling too.                                                        





My daughter lost a friend.   It was on the news yesterday but no one knew it was Lisa.  No one ever knows who the victims are until the information begins to circulate among friends.  Well, it was a shock to all of us.
Lisa was one of my daughter's liveliest friends.  She was a walking party!  LOL!  Wherever she was you knew it cause you could hear her.  And she was just as sweet as they come.  So talented and creative.  She designed t-shirts for Hot Topic and other similar stores.  No one's sure what made her father snap.  She loved him and postponed a trip to England so she could stay home to  help nurse her dad back to health following his surgery in December.  Unfortunately he took the life of his wife as well and then he jumped to his death.  It feels very odd for me to be delivering this kind of news on my blog cause it takes away from the nature of it.  But I'm upset and am finding it hard to understand how a parent, PARENT, could do this to his child.  It's horrific enough that she died tragically but the fact that her father did it makes it worst to me.
Somehow this makes today's inchie word - POWERFUL - stand out and have a deeper meaning behind it.  Lisa had a POWERFUL personality that drew so many people to her and this incident has caused POWERFUL pain among many.  Rest in peace, Lisa.  Your life had a powerful impact on many and you will be missed.         

19 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Such a powerful spirit will not be lost in the other world.

Your gift journal is beautiful. I am glad you have something happy to hold on to now.

Paper Bagley said...

REAL expression of the powerful YOU...perfect thought and use of a CD of all things...

Kris said...

wow. ok so I looked at your inchie and thought that is really good and thought provoking. Then I read the rest of your post. Huge impact.
I am featuring your inchie this week on the Every Inchie Monday blog for it is so powerful.

Deborah said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter's friend. Fantastic interpretation for your inchie.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am so sorry for your loss...you are all in myprayers. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Stampmaiden said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts.
My idea for the type of inchie I wanted to create began last week. The incident that I tied it in with happened yesterday. This was NOT what I was going to write about for my POWERFUL inchie, until yesterday.

ncurryartiste said...

Our world is constantly in flux and things come at us in the blink of an eye. I am sorry for your loss.

Anneliese said...

O, so sorry to read about this tragedy. Your inchie comes out so well to this.
You will always be reminded!

Dorthe said...

Such a very sad story,so without meaning.
Love your -you inchie-truly the human being is very powerfull.
Dorthe

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, my heart is breaking for this poor little girl...and for all of you who loved her and are left to feel the impact of this tragic loss. I'm sending up prayers for His peace and comfort to you all.

On a brighter note...
What a wonderful expression of the powerful-ness within. I love it! I think the cracked edges work very well...a perfect example of a "happy mistake."

I love your chunky little journal...what a great gift!

Great big "my heart is with you & your daughter" hugs,
♥Anita
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.--William Wordsworth
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/

Joanne Huffman said...

I loved your inchie when I saw it, and then I read your post - very powerful!

Connie said...

Terrific inchie....so right on! (...and i can advise you on cutting glass if you need it)....your entire post was incredibly POWERFUL. I am so sorry for your loss and your daughter's loss. so tragic.

Stampmaiden said...

Again, thank you all for expressing such kindness. I've passed your comments on to my daughter and she appreciates your words as well. It's hard to keep a clear mind when your thoughts keep going back to Lisa's life and the awful ending.
Please continue to keep my daughter in your prayers as she finds a way to heal through this.
Much appreciated.
Linda

Roxy said...

After reading your blog yesterday I was so saddened. It brought up other senseless losses in my mind and all day I had a heavy heart. On the way home Obama's Arizona talk came on the radio - I cried thru the whole thing, it was a sad, sad day. My thoughts and prayers to you and your daughter and to all those left behind in grief by this horrific act.

Fabric Art said...

Wow a fantastic inchie, great idea and very powerful, love it.
Anni

Lezlei Ann Young said...

My heart goes out to you and your daughter. It reminds me that we need to hold those we love close and love them "wildly" while we can. Your inchie is "simply POWERFUL". Lezlei

Nan said...

So sorry for your family's loss...your inchie speaks volumes.

Sandra said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It must have been a great shock for your daughter losing a friend in such a terrible way.

One Creative Queen said...

Wow...Everything you said (about a "parent" doing something like that) is right on. I immediately understood what you meant...what you felt. It does make your beautiful inchie exceptionally powerful. I thought it was wonderful when I saw it on "Every Inchie Monday" - now I find the power overwhelming. Your post fits the art well.

May Lisa rest in peace - through your post (and beyond), her spirit touched the world, which is the most any of us can hope to do. I hope people say such great things about me after I'm gone - you honored her well. I'm truly sorry. xx