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Thursday, 11 October 2007

More Than Words

I had to think hard about whether to blog about this card or not & decided eventually that not only I would - but that I should, cuz blogging's not just about the good stuff, right?
A friend of mine died last week. It was a sudden heart attack & has left my street a bit shocked. Audrey was 77 and I had known her for around 19 years. When my boys were little, she was like an extra grandma to them & we will miss her.
So I had to make a sympathy card for her family & was having sooo much trouble just getting started. Ironically, it was challenges that came to my rescue. The challenge over on the store blog this week is to make a card that features words of special significance & that got me thinking about a rubber stamp I bought several years ago. I also realised that Di's October #1 sketch, which I didn't get around to doing before the deadline, would be perfect. So this is the finished card. I wanted to keep it very simple - no ribbons, embellies and all the other stuff I would usually use - just the words & some earthy papers - Audrey loved her garden.

I took maybe a little longer to make it than usual & was way more careful about the inking & layout - it needed, I needed it, to be perfect. And I found it very therapeutic to sit and make this card and think about Audrey.

The poem reads:
Do not stand by my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the soft, refreshing rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die


Jeannette said...

That is lovely, it brought tears to my eye's.

Looby said...

gorgeous hun - very moving xx

Auntie Jane said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, the card is beautiful. Think 2007 has to be your Annus Horribiles doesn't it. Sending (((((hugs)))))

Love Fish's spider deffo a crafter in the making, apples seldom fall far from the tree LOL>

EllePiggo said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. The card is gorgeous.:)

Di Hickman said...

beautiful poem for a touching card. Simple is definitely best on these occassion cards


Secret Crafter said...

Lovely card and that verse was so heart wrenching. So sorry about your loss. ((hugs)) Wendy x

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