Mother's Day just isn't what it used to be since my Mother died.
It's been three years and I felt like I was going to okay, but I wasn't.
I spent time making Mother's Day cards and gifts for the wonderful and loving
women in my life, but when Sunday morning came around, I found myself
to be melancholy, foul tempered, and even inconsolable at one point.
Man, I hate that. I hate being such a Debbie Downer. It's really not my style.
But it happened, and it will probably happen again next year.
So I decided to drown my sorrows in my art journal.
I began with two Stampotique stamps I have yet to ink up yet,
They remind me of a mother and daughter, so I felt they were fitting.
And my Mom and I are rather dark and weird, so it works.
I colored Tetewea in sepia/YR Copic tones to give the feeling of
an image from the past. I used a frame die cut and doodled on it using
a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.
Then I did a bit of journaling. Nothing too deep,
but it gets the point across that I miss my mom. A lot.
I gave L'il Tatawea red hair like mine, and colored her to match those
hideous background papers I was trying to use up. I actually like the way
they all work together now in this layout.
Lastly, I stamped out 'Daniel's Hearts', colored them using
red and black Copics, and then fussy cut them all out to scatter
around the layout to covey all the love that is still there between us.
I'd love to enter this in the following challenges: