Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's been awhile

since I last blogged. I do hope you take time to visit my blog even though I cant afford to blog much more. Work has been really hectic and it is going to be a lot of worse even as we gear up for the final examination. I am going to do my best to ensure that my graduating students are prepped and ready. Praying for strength, courage, determiation and perserverance.

So I am a little late on this update. For this month's Crate Paper CW, the design team is doing something special. We were each given a a voice in selecting our own inspirational source for the creation of a Creative Weekly "Celebration" project. Each has chosen a favored image to use as a transplant of an idea, whether towards a card, layout or something altogether unique and beautiful. 

Here is my take...

"I found this inspiring photograph on Pinterest. It sparked much thought about my fear of heights. For as far as I could remember, I never liked being within high places and taking cable car rides or roller coaster rides. I used to have nightmares thereafter, fearing for my own life. I guess I just didn't care for the lack of control of what could happen. Things eventually changed and in recent years, I've slowly wanted to do something about my fear of heights. That meant, slowly letting go, embracing difficult situations and celebrating what life 'should' be. Just like the balloons descending into the air, it is my inner yearning, too, wanting to break free.

To document this, I was first inspired to do an ombre color effect as shown in the photograph via painting different shades of blue on white cardstock. Then, I die cut some balloon tickets strips and matted them with patterned paper. The repeated photos on the layout show yet another breakthrough moment - my taking a hot air balloon ride in Korea. I complemented the photos with more celebratory elements like the balloon chipboard and butterfly die cuts. Indeed, this is how life should be celebrated and I'm glad to come thus far."

Long write up but it truly sums up my journey thus far. I am slowly taking steps to overcome my fear of heights so yes, hooray for all the small steps that I have taken!

Have a great Monday! 


Leanne said...

Amazing!! I have pinned this LO because it is just so beautiful. Now that I have read your blog I love the story behind the LO even more! stunning..x

L Lee said...

Wow I didn't know you took a hot air balloon ride in Korea! Way to go!

Our dream is to take one in NZ. the scenery is simply amazing. But it's very exp!

Manda Moore said...

This is so beautiful, such a lovely story.

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