Friday, July 04, 2008

Mum and Dad just rang...

they are broken down and had to be towed to Alice Springs. Thankful they were somewhere they could get help and somewhere that was within a towing distance to somewhere that could get the Ute fixed! It's going to need a new gearbox so $$$$!!!

So today has been a cold COLD day, here is the sunrise

The frost on the garden windows

and the frost on the lawn

Have been trying to scrap for the Project Scrap-Away challenge, the theme we have to scrap about, for round 7, is a tragedy in our life. I thought and thought about this topic and have found it hard. There are things that have been hard or things that have been horrible but I don't view those things as tragic, so I found a few things to scrap about and here are two pages I have made in the process to make the page I will end up submitting.

This first page is about the Port Arthur massacre. It was a horrible event and it touched so many people. For me there was a lot about the event that touched me and I remember. I remember the sirens in the afternoon, I remember seeing all the ambulances heading down the highway, I remember hearing something had gone on, I remember talking to someone and saying I hope its no one we know, I remember that Dad had to go down there (he was a police officer), I remember watching all about it all unfold on the news, I remember Mum ringing me the next day to say that close family friends were involved (a couple I have known since birth and she was like my second Mum when I was little), she was killed and he was shot through the neck and was in hospital, I remember visiting him in hospital and hearing what had happened for them, I remember that his Mum had a heart attack and died when she heard the news, I remember going to their funerals, I remember the feeling I had and have when people talk about the event, I remember how hard it was for me to visit Port Arthur on our family holiday a few years ago, I still feel churned up inside when I remember....

and then I made this page about the circle of life, about life and death, that in death there is still life...

So there you go, just a little into my creating process and that when I have so many ideas floating around in my head and I need to go through this process, sometimes, to get to the place where I can create something that represents all these thoughts best. Funny thing is that I am actually going to go with the layout I made first lol will share that one and the other I made on Wednesday, after the entries have closed.

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  1. Love the way you used paint on these layouts! Wow!!

  2. great layouts! I hardly ever use paint! LOL.
    You've won a prize in the 40 days events - pop over to the blog to see.

  3. It's funny how you can relive something like that like it was yesterday. It is good though to get it out and this is a wonderful way to do it. Just beautifully down. I wish you the best of luck. You are always so inspiring to me. Thank you so much for visiting and all your understanding. Means a lot to me.


  4. you are such an inspiration sharmaine...i really really am always so moved & inspired by the way you come through in your art...i strive to have such an authentic voice as you in what i create...

    amazing my dear friend...amazing

    hugs & peace to you :)



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