I created a canvas for a BoBunny project that I had to make and it's one that I have up on my wall and look at everyday! I take courage from it and it's a reminder everyday to have Faith! ;-)
In a way...I have to come clean and tell you a little bit more about this canvas. If you follow my blog posts you will know that in February, March and April, I posted that these were really difficult months for me. At the time, especially February, I could not verbalise half of what I was feeling or thinking and so thought it best to keep quiet.
In February, 2 things happened. Firstly, I was hijacked outside my sisters house. In essence, what this means is that I was held up by a man with a gun, who wanted my car. I was not a very willing victim and so I was also shot at. Whether this was just to scare me or whether he actually meant to harm me, this I don't know. The point blank range shot, narrowly missed the left hand side of my body. However, I was then thrown into the road and he made off with my car, my handbag, my cellphone, ID, drivers licence etc. As you can imagine, this incident made one of the biggest impacts on my life. It has been a process to come to terms with it and also put it behind me, as such. It has not always been easy.
The second thing in February, was that 2 weeks after this hijacking, my dog Blossom passed away. I nursed her for the 2 weeks. In the last week, feeding her water and food by hand. It was absolutely awful and my heart was broken.
In the first week of April, the Thursday before Good Friday my husband phoned to tell me that he had been in a motorbike accident. To tell you the short version...he basically was in a HUGE accident, where the bike was totally wrecked and he was in intensive care for 2 days, before coming home with minor injuries. It was a miracle that he actually had so few injuries, a broken bone in his foot, bad bruising and an open knee. Luckily he is now healed, except for the broken bone, which will definitely take time to completely mend and heal.
As you can tell from these 3 things, the start to my year was not so great. But I have learnt quite a few things about myself. I might share this with you sometime...but I would need a loooooong post! ;-)
However, no matter how strong I am, sometimes I still get scared and so this was the reason for me creating this canvas. I saw this amazing quote on Pinterest and just knew that it was something I had to use.
I used BoBunny stickable stencils for the background, along with watercolouring. I made it very drippy down the sides, to give it that drippy look. I did some woodgrain stamping and I then used butterfly diecuts over some of these butterfly images on the background.
I used the butterflies, because they give me thoughts of flight and having wings to transcend these worldly things! ;-)
I'm not really one for blabbing all over the place, about my woes and mishaps...but I guess sometimes one has to allow people in and be a little vulnerable.
I hope that this post wasn't too long...
I really do thank you all, for your visits always...
It really is appreciated!
"When Fear comes Knocking at your Door, Send Faith to Answer it!"