Sunday, September 15, 2013

Art heals, or, my birthday card to myself

I was feeling melancholy in a BIG way last night; thankfully I had some free time and a table still arrayed with art supplies that I'd been reluctant to pack away from a couple of weeks ago.  I sat down and worked quickly and non stop on what I have come to think of as a birthday card to myself.
My birthday is later this week.  It's not a big-deal birthday or anything...just another day but for some reason I have really been feeling it.


Not coincidentally -- yesterday happened to be the birthday of my dear friend who died from colon cancer a couple of years ago, at 42.




By the time I reached the last page I felt so much better about everything.

Art heals.

16 comments :

Dee in N.H. said...

I just absolutely love your card to yourself. It's beautiful as are you! Happy Birthday sweet girl.

JoJo said...

That is awesome. I love every bit of it! You're right, art does heal. Happy Birthday! :)

Linda Sue said...

nothing like a day of glueing to brighten one's spirits! LOVE the Blow me card! Excellent!I am blowing you....a big kiss!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Creativity is good for the soul. Sorry to hear you were feeling down, but your beautiful card picked you right up. Happy early birthday!

Kathy said...

Happy early birthday, Laurie! Yes, art-making is VERY good medicine and I'm glad to hear you feel better. I am not surprised about feeling a little down after all your poor state has endured recently!

Sami said...

Happy birthday Laurie. Your card is lovely, and art does heal the soul.

Tabitha said...

What a wonderful card! Appropriate for any woman. I just love the sayings you and the images you paired them with. Happy Birthday!

Createology said...

Happy Birthday to you. Your card is amazing and very special. Art really does soothe our soul. Blessings and celebrate every day...

Lorraine said...

How wonderful. Like a little present to yourself. Happy Birthday early!

Kalamity Kelli said...

how beautiful! happy birthday I know you will enjoy yourself. I love this card and the oddest thing happened. I remembered why I am so drawn to the work you do! When I was a little girl, my mom's dear friend and hair dresser, Naomi, used to send us a Christmas Letter somewhat like the art you make. I think my mom still has a few and if she will dig them out, I will take pictures to share with you...she used pictures from, magazines and glued them the construction papers then wrote family info under the pictures. I love those as much as I love yours!!

Nook and Cranny said...

Love the card, glad it helped your mood.
Happy Birthday to you!
Michele

P White said...

;) Happy Birthday to you! Eat a cupcake for me! Very nice work dear...take the time in your new busy life for YOU!

Pallas said...

Happy Birthday - Your card is charming. Missing a friend who has died is a tender spot for a long time. Thinking about them makes them seem closer.

The Junque Seeker said...

So glad you were able to take some time to create, and with wonderful results. Take care, and enjoy your birthday!

Lani Robertson said...

I love, love, love your creation! You are so very talented and I hope you had a great birthday! :)

Lani Robertson said...

I love, love, love your creation! You are so very talented and I hope you had a great birthday! :)