Friday, June 8, 2012

From the Heart


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.

6 comments:

Ellen said...

You know you are talented when you can still color under stress! Fabulous card! Sending love and prayers daily from Alberta Kecia!
Hugs,
Ellen

Monica Hunter said...

Wow, I love everything about this card Kecia! I'm glad to hear Chris is home for a bit, and continue to pray for you both. This can't be an easy thing to deal with, in any regard. I'm so impressed that you can still create such beautiful things despite all that! Hugs!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh My Kecia...that is so scary! It is truly amazing what the dr's can fix right up these days. 20 years ago my Dad had bypass...One minute he was on full respirator, the next the had him walking down the hall! Amazing! I am sending BIG HUGS to you and hubby(be sure to pass it on now) Keep us informed and I will send my prayers your way! Let me know where I can send a get well card too...on wait, maybe I can access IO group still....

Sue from Oregon said...

Oops, forgot to tell you what a lovely creation you made too! Your colors are so vivid!

Lynette said...

Great card, Kecia - I'm glad you got a chance to make one. Continued prayers coming your way for you and Chris.

Jenny Gropp said...

I'm so glad things are looking up and hubby is home. What a scary and stressful time for you both. Sending a hug and huge get well wishes. I know the recovery road can bring more stress and uncertainty but I know your positive attitude and the good doctors will have you on the other side of this rough patch in time. So glad he is going to be ok!

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