Hello Everyone, I am sorry that I wasn't around last week but my beautiful cousin Jen, passed away Friday night 26 July. I was only talking with her on Thursday afternoon, ( I talked with her everyday) and she was saying that she should be out of hospital on Saturday. I didn't let on that I was coming to see her on Saturday as I wanted it to be a surprise. I wish now I had told her I was coming as she told another friend that she couldn't wait for me to come and visit again. Around 4pm on the Friday I was told that Jen had lapsed into unconsciousness and wasn't expected to live through the night.
It was a tough time as you can imagine for all her family and friends, especially as we thought, as Jen did too, that we had more time. You just never know. A part of my heart left with Jen when she passed away. Here is the last picture taken of one of the most special woman that I have ever had the privilege to know, and myself.
My cousin wanted me to take her craft supplies as she felt that it would have a good home with me as she felt that a part of her will be with me when I work with them, as I love crafting as much as she did. Oh what fun times we had card making and art journaling together.. I will miss her everyday.
Here is a picture of my craft area now incorporating Jen's wonderful supplies now all mingled up with mine and I have a little photo up so that along with my late husband she can watch over me while I art journal.
The mixed media canvas is a gift for my sister, who has been an incredible support for me and drove me the 5 hours home the day after the funeral. I am so blessed that some of my family are just not only my family but also my closest friends too.
This canvas came to life by its self, it tells the story that life can have some horrible parts, but some great beauty as well, we just have to hope and learn to embrace what is thrown at us and bloom out of all the chaos.
I wish you all a wonderful week surrounded by all your loved ones....
I am going over to our lovely leader Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground and check out some wonderful desks. Big cuppa in hand and I am off :-).