Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Been Awhile

Ok - so I'm not doing the challenge thing anymore. This is now my personal art journey blog - more of a complete 'by-Ky-creation' sort of place. I will be using some things created by others, but it's going to be more "me."

This is one of my favorite art journal pages so far. I made this late the other night when I was thinking about my cousin Susan's life, and how we all learned to cope with the less-than-ideal situations inevitable to all of us. Pat and Susan's Mom, Louise, was my favorite aunt, and my best example of the Christian ethic. I was a kid, so I was required to be reluctant about going to church when visiting, but secretly, I really found it interesting.

Susan was so special. She was such a giving and generous person, highly intelligent, and so willing to share what she knew. I remember her trying to help me with make-up (I had no clue, but I was a 'do it myself' kiddo), sitting fixing dinner and explaining how the hamburger would tell you when it needed to be stirred by the sound, all sorts of things were right there for her to share. She was wonderful. Beautiful, inside and out.

{lyrics of The Moon and St. Christopher, Mary Chapin Carpenter}

I made this to remind me that Susan, Pat and I all learned to trust in the moon and our faith. The universe (moon) was big enough that there was always room to find solutions, and our faith would always help us find the right path. I'm gonna miss her.



  1. Beautiful page and wonderful story! Good to see you back!

  2. Beautiful page, wonderful sentiment. Gald to see you back!!