I know what you are going to say. We look like twins. Chrissi is on the left, me on the right. 15 months between us. She would have been 40 this past May. May 23rd to be exact. She was a "Birthday Month" kind of gal. All morning the day felt off. People kept asking me if i was ok and i wasn't but i couldn't pinpoint why. And then it hit me when i looked at the date. I knew it was approaching but tried to ignore it. I just wanted to be left alone. That didn't work so well. When i try pushing emotions down, they always find a way to the surface in one way or another. So instead of letting it consume me, i decided to take it to art journaling.
This page kind of fell together rather quickly. I had the background in the works already from left over mists. I added some new layers of mists (the purple & yellow). Next i layered on some stamps, the new wallpaper stamp from Maya Road. It happen to be sitting on my desk while i was working on some CHA. The vintage photo came from Kenner Road kits. Gosh i miss that kit company. Kerry Lynn has an awesome knack for finding the coolest vintage finds. I had some book pages also on my desk and found my sentiments. They were exactly how i felt. Lastly i added the 40s around the page. I admit there were lots & lots of tears. While i still want her around, still wish i could throw her an awesome 40th birthday party, i did feel the mood lifting. Art journaling helps me process all those feelings.