Monday, July 27, 2009

Rollercoaster week

Last week was a total rollercoaster for me emotionally. I had the high high high of seeing the completion of a wonderful collaborative project of over 100 different artists from all over. The "Ties That Bind" project to help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research has produced a wonderful -full color photograph, high quality book. It is a lovely mix of photographs of the finished Art Doll, and inspirational quotes and stories. Besides the proceeds of the actual Art piece itself, all of the proceeds from the sale of the book go towards the research as well. The 3 organizers Aileen Roberts, Jan Brown and Kris Henderson have done a spectacular job in getting this project to fly high. I was really tickled to see my own pieces show up in several of the photographs. To get a peek at the book here's the link:

Then crashing to the lowest of low, we had to put my precious baby dog Sophie to sleep on Wednesday. My heart still aches and the tears still flow at the drop of a hat. She was the sweetest of sweet dogs, I could never have asked for anything more from her. She was all that was good and sweet on earth all rolled up into a little furry expression of pure and innocent unending love.

Thank goodness I had an upcoming private Art & Tea party to keep me busy. On Saturday, I enjoyed a full day of art and creativity with 5 very creative and talented ladies. It was a pleasure of a day, and I was even able to finish a project of my own. Art always makes any day better!

Thru all of the ups and all of the downs I have several things I am overwhelmingly greatful for.

I have a God that comforts me. I have wonderful husband, family and friends that support me, and I have my art as therapy. When hugs and words won't do it for me, I can escape to a silent world I create for myself. I am truly blessed.


Joanne Huffman said...

What a wonderful photo of Sophie; something that will fill your heart with loving and happy memories as time goes by.

Your mermaid is enchanting. The charms are wonderful and definitely add to the doll.


jackie said...

Kari, I know your heart and soul are still aching - it takes a long time for that pain to ease up. The love y'all gave to Sophie made her a very happy and secure furbaby and I hope it can bring you peace knowing that she was aware of the ultimate kindness that you gave her. She was very blessed to have y'all as her "people"!
I LOVE your mermaid art! You do such lovely clay work! I am glad that you were able to create!

Dawn said...


I am so sorry to hear about your dear dog...we put one down in January and it just about tore us all apart. You are so right about the art, sometimes it is the only thing that helps.

Loved hearing about your art and tea parties, how fun! Beautiful work you ladies made.