Bucket Full of Rainbows

"We should never regret the things we do…..just the things we don't do"
Browsing Grief and Healing

Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

April11

Elephant Canvas ~ Inspired by Elmer the Elephant

June7

This is a canvas my 7 year old daughter made. My Mum passed away last year and I thought it would be nice for her to make a collage to help her through her grief. We went on a hunt around the house and included some special papers in the collage. In particular we found an inscription in a book that my Mum had written to her, which has special significance. We scanned the original in, printed it out and then cut it up. It’s sort of like a patchwork quilt without the sewing…..Inspired by a children’s book Elmer the Elephant ♥

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Use a cloth to help get the cloudy texture.

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Use scissors to distress the edge. Just adds a bit of texture and interest.

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Use a square hole punch to punch out the squares and then stick down with double sided tape.

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Then turn it over and trim the edge to make neat.

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Use Modposge or gel medium to stick it down. Apply a thin coat to the canvas, stick down and then apply another thin coat over the top.

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Not a 100% done yet….more finishing touches to come ♥

Love You to the Rainbow and Back Again…

May28

When I think of my children and my late Mum, I think of a Rainbow. A RAINBOW is a symbol of hope and light. Next time you look at a RAINBOW, think of someone you love. A RAINBOW is a spectrum of luminous coloured light, that appears when the sunlight catches the rain. It often comes in the calm of a storm. It is not tangible. We cannot touch it. And so the legend states, it has a Pot of Gold at the end. But no one knows where it begins or ends. Life is a journey…..Never regret the things we do….Just the things we don’t.

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Above is a collage of precious papers, materials, old letters and maps etc… I have collected over the years…….. it has helped me to heal and aid the grieving process, after the loss of my Mum ♥♥♥

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I have the best job in the world…….well it’s not really a job at all. I am a Mother, Graphic Designer, Early Childhood/Support Worker and like to dapple in Photography. I am passionate about Education and Mindfulness. I love Art and all things Creative.  I hope this blog will inspire other people to Create and Live a Mindful Life.

This blog is dedicated to my children and my Mum ♥

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

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