Spent a blustery birthday yesterday listening to winds howl and hearing about multiple wildfires erupting in towns around us. For those who know we lost our home in CA to wildfire last October, this made for a harrowing birthday. Was at least able to enjoy a nice dinner out with family. So today’s message has to do with hope because without it I would not be able to cope with all of the events of the past six months.
On one of the most blustery days I have ever experienced (Colorado weather definitely takes getting used to!), I decided to pretend it was nice and spring-like and created this piece using elements from Bee Classy, an E-scape and Scrap digital kit.
“Out of the Ashes” is loosely based on AWAKE lesson 2’s video “To the Edge” by Anja De Dobbelaere. As most of you know I lost my home including most of my photographs, paintings, journals, etc in the CA wildfires in October. From the photos I had on my iPhone, I used a photo from my trip to Italy, an image taken at the Oscar de la Renta show in San Francisco, and even a photo of the fire debris of what was left of my home. Thus the quote by Hiba Fatima Ahmad, “How can you rise, if you have not burned?” I also used some AWAKE content from Jen Maddocks. I like to think of the mannequin as rising out of the ashes to new possibilities.