13/15: grief quote in memory of mum’n’dad

 

Grief Quote

Fourteen years ago today, a double funeral was held for my parents, who died a day apart. Devastated, at the time we were sustained by the belief that at least they were together. A couple of months later that didn’t seem fair, because that meant we were orphans. Although we were fully-grown adults, most with families of our own, that sense of utter loss was overwhelming. Well-meaning comments of “they had a good innings” were not appreciated, although they were made by those trying to be helpful.
However, time passes and the grief can take a back seat, with fond memories and recollections taking the place of that all-encompassing sense of loss.

The above quote, by an unknown author, is calligraphed by me, in Ronde Character, with love.

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33/14: creative card making – card enhancing

Card enhancing? When I’m in a hurry to make an occasion card, sometimes I take a notecard, which already has a base design, add some Calligraphy and other embellishments.

I love to recycle, and have brought this to my card-making. Sometimes I use scraps of paper leftover from other projects, cardboard from cereal packets, coloured card backings from purchased items. Tearing, cutting, punching, and then placing in an aesthetically pleasing way can create a myriad of effects. Utilising foam double-sided tape, squares or dots adds another dimension to the cards.

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card enhancing Paris theme

card enhancing with cardboard

I thought this Ronde Character script added a Parisian flair to the inside of the card. Decorating the outside of the envelope adds interest.

Calligraphy Ronde Character

You may think you are not creative, but if you borrow other people’s ideas you can adapt them to your own needs, and before you know it, you may unleash your latent creativity and become addicted to this form of self-expression!