Saturday, 25 August 2012

More creativity - -

- - thanks to Clare Charvill of the Graphic 45 Design Team 2012. I have been working on this project for a couple of months now - and it has been so amazingly helpful as I deal with the tremendous loss in my life. It has given me sometimes hours of respite from my thoughts - which circle endlessly - with no answers - and has been a lovely project to make. Clare offered this on her blog as an online class - and I signed up to it, to give me something else to think about - not every day - or even part of a day - but it has really helped me.
It is my version of the Reflections on Past Times Album by Clare Charvill, as my thought was to try to make a dent in the huge stash mountain I have aquired over the last 8 years. It is totally inspired by Clare's design and videos - it would never have got made as my own ideas seem to have deserted me along with my boy. My book is slightly smaller than the original I think - and my pages are made from black 6 &1/4 x 9 envelopes, most of which are sealed, though I have left a couple open and used them as pockets. I have used many of Clare's suggestions on my pages - just adapted them to suit my page size and my own paper choices.
It has been real therapy for me - so thank you Clare, you will never know how much help it has been.
Here are some photos of my pages - I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by -

til later,
Bannaghtyn, J x


  1. Those pages have a wonderfully gentle, nostalgic feel to them. Beautifully put together ...

  2. What a beautiful book! I love the combinations of paper you have used!

  3. Jen, It is simply beautiful. I am glad that you have found something to do that allows your mind to rest even for a short while. You continue to be in my prayers {{{hugs}}}

  4. Another lovely project..I'm glad you've found that you are able to put your mind to something, even it's only for a short while at a time
    Alison xx


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