Today is the second day of my week depicted as art for the Create Mixed Media Site. While I explained in yesterdays post my intentions of depicting not only 9/11 but the days that followed I also feel it is very inportant to maintain my voice in the week to come; sharing techniques and information with you as well as well as having a giftaway. In many ways this is the best way I can think of to honor this most profound week of remembrance; for me it will be a week of giving and sharing.
September 12th is as vivid to me as the 11th. I remember searching for a bit stream of light; light that hopefully included hope. Perhaps one of the most difficult things about this dark week was my pregnancy. At home and 6 1/2 months pregnant with my love on the road was for a lack of a better word, was scary. I sought any ray of hope that could be found only to learn of more sadness.
From this grief rose an even greater desire to live a life full of beauty and grace. No more would I complain about empty things. I re-comitted myself to take in each moment, rush less and be aware of all things around me. While at times it is difficult to live in these moments I can tell you they are not few and far between but rather bountiful and often.
Today my gift to you is a bonus project that I created for Stampington. While you create think of all of the beauty you are graced with and may your day be a full of light! Click here for full project instructions and photos.