Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sadness And Other Things

This week has been a little trying for me.

A lady that dispatches for one of my division's lost her husband on Friday from a sudden massive heart attack. WOW! I am so sad for this family. This guy was one of those people you could honestly say, that he would give you the shirt off of his back! It is unbelievable that just last Saturday, I was with him, his wife and his kids as we worked on a "Stuff the Bus" promotion for Thanksgiving in Manteca, a small town near me. We park a bus at a Food 4 Less grocery store and as people come out of the store they give us food for the needy folks that need the food for Thanksgiving. Steve worked all day collecting food, helping us get the food in the bus and of course had to help us jump start the bus at the end of the day! Never fails, there must be some drama! And then the very next Friday he was gone! I am still in shock. I believe he was just 40 years old.

That is the sad news. So on to other things!

I have worked this weekend on getting my craft paints switched over to dabbers, and then getting a small circle painted and punched for the tops. Here is a pic:

Looks kinda cool! The top row is Distress Paints. The rest is pretty much craft paints now with dabber tops!

I have been working in my journal some.


I don't know why it is sideways here. It is right on my desktop. Sigh...

I love the bird image on this page.

This was the inside cover of a zine, that I think was Seth Apter's. But not sure. But I like it and it is blue!

I found this strange image in my stash and thought OK I need something here. So here it landed on top of a Samie Harding background paper.

And lastly, this is my journal page I created out of the sorrow I feel for Steve dying and what his family is having to go through now:

It was a fast page, but I wanted to get it down!

Anyway, please stay safe, have a great Turkey Day, hug your kids, spouses and friends and let them know how much you love them!

Till next time. I am out!


Barbara Smith said...

My heart aches for your friend's family. I am so sorry. But I am glad to see you took to your journal to get it out there and I know it did help, even if it was only a little.

Glad to be back in touch through our blogs, btw. So glad.

peace & love,

Cheryl said...

Happy to see you here my friend. Happy to share your sorrow and your wonderful journal pages. I admire the paint bottle caddy you made. Very cool.

Seth said...

So sorry to hear about your friends loss. So sad.

Your paints look amazing. And thanks for using my zine page in your journal. I haven't seen it for awhile and this was a happy surprise.

Comfortable Shoes Studio said...

:( Sorry about your friend. It's always sad when someone goes suddenly, especially sad when they are too young.