About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A rainbow of secrets

It's anything goes or somewhere over the rainbow, gold, lucky etc at Ikes world challenges this fortnight.  I'm excited to be back into things.  Of late I'd let things get to me and I was really stressed.  Things kept going wrong, vermin, broken washing machines, accounts to catch up on, optical, dental, drs appointments and people dying but for me I needed that time to process and today I finally understood.

I spoke to a guy at lipreading who is also a carer and we talked about how long things take to do, how isolating it can be but also how people judge you especially when you know something needs doing but you haven't had the chance to do it.  Part of me still feels lost, I'm hoping this changes once I am back into my crafting, but also I still feel tired {something I should be used to} and right now my bed feels like a comforter that a child carries with them.  I am so lucky I am still at the point where I can get a reasonable nights sleep but the days are long and difficult and coupled with a hearing loss I have and no doubt will struggle for ever.

Despite this {and no this isn't just a ramble} I've tried to still be there for my friends and I often find myself saying I won't say anything, your secrets safe with me.  I'm not and never have been a gossip, I look out for people but I'm not that interested in what they get up to, it just doesn't bother me.  We all have our lives to live and as far as I'm concerned should be left to it.  It's the secret safe with me that inspired me to use this "shhhhh" image from Ikes Art.  Whilst there are very few {Maybe one or two} people I can fully trust with all my secrets I am the keeper of many secrets, secrets I have never told another soul and won't ever tell another soul, these secrets are illusive like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  My journaling reads: "Secrets are like the gold at the end of the rainbow, never to be seen on my lips."  I've used gelatos to make a rainbow background for the "shh" image and a distress marker for the journaling.  I've coloured the "shhh" image with my favourite medium...Coloursoft Pencils.

1 comment:

  1. This is really fabulous Sall. Love the pencil colouring on her and your gelato background is super. Are they sort of like pastels ??? :-)
    So glad you are back doing a bit of crafting.
    I think you need a huuuuge batch of hugs over there. I know you have been having a difficult time. Maybe Spring coming along will help lift your spirits :-)

    Thank you for making this lovely piece for me at IWC.

    IKE xx

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