In Loving Memory

it’s hard to believe but it’s now 11 years ago today that my son passed away from brain cancer and every year I’ve made a card in his memory.

my son was an avid reader from a very young age; he would often enjoy his books outside in warm weather. when he was inside, his vivid imagination enabled him to draw and colour characters of his own while he listened to music; he was a fan of Sarah McLachlan. I got to know a lot of his favourite artists when we shared the family room while he was drawing and I was learning computer skills – of course I had to keep interrupting him to help me. I’m glad I listened to him and later switched to a Mac.

Both the image and sentiment are Impression Obsession stamps and, as usual, I painted with twinkling H2Os and I’m playing along with this challenge:

As You Like It Challenge Favourite- Digi Or Rubber (& Why): it’s very rewarding to hand stamp images and bring them to life by water colouring them; it’s all part of the creative process, including the challenge to find dies to cut/frame them. I’ll rarely use digis – I haven’t yet found a printer that will handle 140 lb. watercolour paper so I usually just colour them on card stock with pencils, which is not as enjoyable as painting.

thanks for popping by.

10 thoughts on “In Loving Memory

  1. This is a beautiful card in honor of your Son Linda! I love the image as well as the sentiment. It is so true too. I always loved to read, got into ready when a rich lady gave my mother a series of books called “The Happy Holister’s” I fell in love with those books and have been an avid reader since. They took me away from my abusive world and took me all over. Of course I got in trouble too because I wouldn’t hear my mother as I was so engrossed in my reading. I love that your Son loved to read, my youngest used to love to read too. He doesn’t read for pleasure anymore and it saddens my heart. Cancer sucks my friend, it just plain sucks. Sending huge hugs and love your way, Brenda

  2. Linda, I get your posts all the time and see your cards but don’t comment I’m sorry to say. But today is special for you so I just wanted to say hello . I can’t image what you are going through as my losses in the last 18 months are not the same as loosing a child. I can only say I think this card is wonderful and I love that you do a card for him every year in memory. Also that you share your memories of him. You have actually inspired me to do something similar as I can see this is a beautiful way to share the beauty and memories of your son. Sending lots of hugs your way xxxx Aileen

  3. Thanks for joining the AYLI challenge Linda. I love that you make a card each year in memory of your Son, I’m sure they bring you much comfort and I think it’s a wonderful idea.
    Anne x

  4. I am truly touched by your card and the memory of your son. We are for ever together 💚

  5. I’m sorry to be late commenting too – this is such a special card, I love it and reading about your Son.

  6. This card really moved me. I am so sorry that you lost your son but grateful that you had a wonderful bonding experience with him toward the end. Marking each year with a card is a lovely way to remember all the good times. This card is especially restful and calming it is lovely x

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