Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Life........

Digital collage - photo from Wikimedia Commons (free), clipping mask from Lynn Grieveson at Designer Digitals plus various layers and textures.



I love this photograph of my MIL when she was a girl in the early 1920s (with her mother and siblings); she is the one on the left. Its a delightful composition - although a litttle precarious I suspect! She would have been 89 next month but sadly she died yesterday from heart and kidney failure - she had been in hospital for over 6 weeks.
So once again, in the space of only 2 months, my DH and I are grieving the loss of a parent and organising another funeral. But at the same time we are aware of how lucky we are that our parents both lived long and happy lives.


At the weekend we made this box between us (DH cut up the MDF and I glued it together). Today I am going to gesso it ready for decoration. It has a very special purpose.....I wonder if you can guess what its for. Maybe you need a clue?
Mmmmmm....... its not very conventional........and you might possibly be a little shocked when I tell you. Or maybe not? :-)

As you can see, its over 12" tall.
What do you think...........?

20 comments:

Loco Lindy said...

Could it be for holding your husband's mother's ashes? Maybe that's a wild guess, but if it's so I'm sure you'll decorate it in the most lovely way to honor her life. Sorry for your loss.

Sandy said...

Oh Linda again so fantastic digital art. Love the flower. Great.

maggi said...

My sincere condolences Linda. Such a loss is never easy but following on so soon after another makes it doubly hard. Your photographs are beautiful, pity that health and safety have put pay to such images.

Is it a bird box?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So sorry about your dear MIL, 6 weeks is a long hospital stay.
BIG hugs to you and yours! The photo is absolutely precious with some very good little fence sitters!
Your Life collage is beautiful and the quote just perfect too!
My guess on the box is perhaps out of the box ... as I am thinking cremation?
All to best to you always dear Linda!
oxo

Lynn said...

Hi dear Linda,
Again, I am very sorry for the loss of your mil. I think you have a great attitude about it, you did have her in your lives for a very long time, I can't imagine living that long. Bless her, being sick for so long.

On another note, I love your new digital work, I love all of your work digital or otherwise. As for that box I am guessing it is for books or magazines? Although that would be too easy, has to be something else :)

Rosie said...

I can't guess - tell me tell me! You're going to keep something in it - 12" rulers? I already know you're going to alter it.

Heloise said...

So very sorry to read your sad news. As you say almost 89 is a great age. Only time will help to make the pain a bit easier.

Emma said...

Hi Linda, so sorry for you & your DH.

I think it would make a good memorial house, fitting for an urn. If I'm wrong I'm REALLY sorry, but I thought that, as it's in the same post as the sad loss of your Mil.

Do I dare post this....?!

Looking forward to seeing what treatment you give it (if you ever speak to me again!)

Calico Paint said...

Love the digital collages. As to the box, I need another clue!
Joyce

Heather said...

So sorry to hear of a second loss for you and your husband. That's a beautiful photo of his mother and family. You will both have many happy memories to enjoy, given time. Your new flower image is lovely. I'm intrigued by the box and look forward to seeing it finished and to finding out if I am right about it's purpose.

Clare Wassermann said...

sending you my best wishes at a difficult time

Jaqi said...

Sorry to hear about your Mother in Law.

Well you certainly have me intriged! Its too small for a new craft room...or is it?


Too small for a garden shed? Have you got a little birdy in your garden?

I give up ....what are you going to do with it?

Shashi Nayagam said...

Hi Linda,
So sorry for your and your DH's loss. What a lovely photo of hers.

I had a great time catching up with you and look forward to seeing your new creation.

Kimmie said...

Hi Linda - I am very sorry for the loss and grief your family is and has been going through in these last few months. I hope the coming of spring will offer some relief and happiness in the midst of sorrowing.

I'm guessing your 12" (that's big!) house will be a bird house :)

p.s. I have a blog award for you on my blog ..... because you have a "beautiful blog!"

*jean* said...

oo so sorry to hear of yet another loss for you, dear linda...may your sweet memories bring you some comfort...

Caroline and Jayne said...

sorry to hear sad news xxx
love your work, We have a competition running over at www.fiskarettes.co.uk the prize is a years free subscription to a craft magazine x
Jayne xx

Julie said...

I'm so sorry for your and your DH's loss, Linda. Whatever the age it's always hard to lose someone dear. xx

Judy S. said...

So sorry to hear your news, Linda. You've certainly had a few tough months recently. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts. Take care.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Linda. So sorry for your loss. And so closely on the heels of another. My thoughts are with you!

Rosemary said...

I am very sorry for your loss; from her photo she looks like she was a lady full of life and definitely loved her children.