My blog clock isn't right, it's 5.35 on Monday morning and it doesn't take a genius to work out that this blogger couldn't sleep. I can usually sleep for England but it was a strange day yesterday. I am also a craft blogger, I don't use this as a way of purging my thoughts or feelings as such and keep personal facts very basic. I admit I don't really understand why people find it an outlet, but today I think I do . Yesterday was a glorious day, it was so warm and sunny, me and the OH decided to go out somewhere, wander, go for a drink etc. We mumbled on about the garden, interactions with people, normal stuff when my hub got a call from a friend to say another friend's daughter (28 yrs old and recently married) had been diagnosed with cancer and it is advanced. She is starting the battle of all battles and all day we thought about her nad her family, these lovely people who don't deserve this. Still we enjoyed our day in the sun and it was tinged with releif that we are OK. I just felt how important it is to enjoy even the briefest of moments with loved ones and appreciate even the smallest things. So this morning I was awake, because the bird who sings very loudly and has been provoking me into buying a catapult, was giving it full lungs at 4.45 and my husband was going to shut the window, but I thought I'd listen to it insead, how beautiful it is and how it heralds the end of a long night for some people and a new day, they might just relish.
Anyway, this leads me back to crafting. The first card is for Less is more and is all about the sentiment. It's made from Squiggly ink stamps from Paper Artsy and it does mean something, in the light of yesterday.Watercoloured instead of Promarkering as I wanted it to look naive and not too elegant.
To all of you out there who are facing a battle or are concerned about loved ones, I truly thought about you today as the sun comes up, even thought I don't know you.
I am getting soft: catcha later