I've been pretty inactive for the past two weeks on this blog. I wanted to share the reason behind my absence. Two weeks ago yesterday, my 41 year old husband suffered from a heart attack and for the past fourteen days he has been in the hospital. He was just discharged yesterday evening. We are looking at triple bypass surgery at the tail end of next week.
Earlier in the week, I had my Prismacolor pencils at the hospital, along with this wonderful heart image from Terry Medaris Art Stamps that I had stamped onto Bristol Smooth paper with Stazon Jet Black ink. It was so therapeutic to just color. This particular image of Terry Medaris has been on my mind since the first chest pains occurred. I wanted to make the image bright and cheerful, just like my husband's future. Once I had the image colored, I sprayed it with workable fixative. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. I doodled a bit under it with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker. The patterned paper from My Mind's Eye was framed with black cardstock. Baker's Twine was used for the finishing touches for this card.
I cannot thank Hambo Stamps, Repeat Impressions, and Rubbernecker Stamps enough for their understanding for my absence from their design team activities. The cards and messages for my husband, and their outpouring of their prayers have truly been uplifting. It is absolutely amazing and heartwarming that internet acquaintances I have made in this stamping community have given me such comfort and hope. Thank you so much. I will stamp and create when I can. Thanks for your continued prayers.