I have yet to experience anything worse than the unexpected passing of a loved one. After nearly 8 months, it still hits me every now and then that my father is gone, and it's hard to breathe. He was the strongest person I've ever known, working his whole life to create a home for his family.
The morning before I created this card, I was in the craft store getting some small gifts for my daughters for Christmas. I was in the painting aisle and saw a painting he would have loved to do. He had done an owl before and it is magnificent. The one in the store would have been a beautiful match to it.
Art has always been an escape for me, but more so now when the emotions remain so raw and painful.
This card is an expression of loss, of the beauty of his life and of my sorrow over knowing that my children will grow up without knowing the incredible man that was their Grandfather.
And that I miss him more than I could ever articulate.
Clear embossed roses, coloured with PrismaColor pencils, with glossy accent dew drop and champagne metallic thread.