Simple Sympathies

Sometimes words are not enough to express how you feel, sometimes colors and artwork are not enough to express how you feel. (am I the only one that feels like that sometimes?)

That's when I keep sympathy cards simple. I think there are times when you can't find the words you want to say, so, I express your feelings into art. Recently my Husband's Grandma lost her sister to lung cancer. (one of many Great Aunts.) As I was thinking about how I could send a sympathy card to my Grandma, I thought a simple thinking of you card would work.

Most often than not, I am always surprised when clouds are the answer. Seriously, I love painting the sky, and skies are so symbolic that skies, birds, and trees just felt like the perfect way to say that I am thinking of her.

So although I don't love making sympathy cards, I do love being able to make them & express how I feel, that helps me feel better about sharing my creativity.

To make this card, I used Windsor and Newton Cerulean blue for the sky Then I used Blue Knight Rubber stamps Corner Foliage and birds II

I wanted to leave you with a list of why I keep sympathy cards simple:

~ usually, when I need a card, I don't want it to say too much, I want to be able to write my feelings on the inside. usually, the words don't matter as much as the thought of the handmade card.

~I don't always have a ton of time to make a very personal card to someone, sometimes I know when someone is going to lose a loved one, but more often than not, I don't think about it (too busy with my kids and life.) so when life stops for someone, I want them to know that I really do care about them.

~I think painting and sharing creativity is better at expressing feelings than anything else.

~ This is a process. When I am painting intuitively, my mind will often drift off to a family member or a friend When I paint florals or a landscape, it's easy to put a sentiment on it, and send it as a card to let them know I am thinking of them.

Those are my reason's why I create simple sympathy cards.