Saturday, February 9, 2013

Leslie Rahye's - Very Steampunk Valentine Blog Hop

Hello Bloggernierz

Welcome to 2nd Annual 

Leslie Rahyehas given us full range to create  any Steampunk Craft with a Valentine theme

My nana has been in an out of the hospital
and it has been exhausting
sleep walking
considering she is 87 years
life has gotten the best of her
and I am trying to spend as much time allowed
to be with her
My nana also has dementia which is not fun
she loves me 
she loves me not
she remember all her children and ask who you are
it sometimes can be an emotional roller coaster
I created this wall decor
with nana in mind
as I reflect on how fragile we all are
TIME - to remember who took care of whom first
LOVE - unconditional without judgment
KISS - not knowing when I will be able to do it again


Wooden heart frame - Michael's
Foil tape
Acrylic paints, Adirondack Alcohol Inks

MASK mold - Hobby Lobby
Adiorndack Color Wash Spray - Red Pepper
Lindsy Stamp Gang Hottie Patottie Hot Pink
Imagine Craft - Fireworks Grape Jelly
Gear Stamp - unknown
Time Holtz - Idea-ology elements
Rub-n-buff - Patina

Donna Salazar Gears
Tim Holtz Gears

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Sandra Strait said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Nana!

Danie May said...

What a fabulous artwork for this hop Jess. I currently take care of my mother with Alzheimer's so I can totally relate to the emotions which have inspired this and it brought tears to my eyes. The texture and all the added steam-punk elements are wonderful and you can totally tell this has come from the heart. TFS xx

silvia said...

I absolutely LOVE your altered mask and frame!!!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

... very cool. The perfect accessory for a steampunk mardi gras party!

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Amazing creation Jess ! xoxo

Amanda Marks said...

Great project I love the face :)

Robin Horasanian said...

Wow, this is so elaborate and lovely! Wow, wow, wow!

Regena said...

holy cow! Gor gee ous!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your altered art is unique.

Barbara Rankin said...

Absoluetely fabulous, Jess. So much detail and I can tell you put your heart and soul into it. xxx

Vicki said...

Gorgeous. Shows a lot of love for your Nana.

Lyneen said...

Stunning!!! A wonderful work to reflect upon. I love the colors and all the details. Every time I look at the photos I see something else... GREAT mask and frame!

Vidette said...

An awesome tribute to your Nana.

Jackie said...

Very different!

thefrugalcrafter said...

amazing, well done you!

Morninglass said...

Wow, gorgeous work!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So sorry to hear of your Nana's illness. It is exhausting caring for the elderly, and dementia is a cruel disease. So good that you used your art to help you through this difficult time. Sending you a hug.

ionabunny said...

Lovely. Sometimes are hard but the good memories always remain

Barbara C Rankin said...

I love t5he colors you have chosen