July 25, 2008
A Card A Day For Lynn
The above image came from one of my mother's scrapbooks that she created when she and my father were very young. I have spent so many hours flipping through the pages, and I always loved the creative way she cut their bodies out to place them onto other images. Must be why I love to create altered art, and it is a love my mom and I share together to this day. We love to go out shopping to find old items that can be made into new ones or can be used in our artwork.
As many of you know, my mother has breast cancer. Yesterday was not a good day when we received the news that my mom will have to have seven weeks of radiation treatment (that is every single day for seven weeks, or 49 days) and will possibly have to have chemo as well. We were hoping for only one week of radiation, but the cancer was too close to the wall of her chest. You can imagine how upset she is and I ask that you will pray that she will make it through this with strength and as much ease as possible.
Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep last night and laid in bed with my mind racing for some time. I wanted to think of a way to bring my mom some cheer while going through this seven weeks of radiation. Then, I remembered Karla's Great Aunt Caroline's 100Th birthday last month, and the way she collected cards for her Aunt's celebration.
My mother loves to see all of the amazing art that I receive though swaps, or that I share with her that my many blogging friends have done. She just completed her first swap, The Itty Bitty Prom Dress Book with Mary Ann and is so excited to hold this book in her hands, see all of the contributing artists work and is so proud to be a contributor as well.
So, with these thoughts in mind, and the past events of Mary Ann and Karla, I was inspired to try to do the same thing for my mom. This is where you come in....
What I am asking is that you make a card, or tag, or whatever your heart desires. Nothing stressful or overly time consuming, just a little thoughtful good wish for my mom. She loves to get something good in the mail. My hope is to have one well wish in her mail box per day to bring her some cheer during her tough time. She will begin radiation treatments next week and will also be discussing chemo with her doctors.
I hope that you will join me. If you are interested, please leave a comment on this post and include your email address. I will then email you the address to send your good wish to. I would love it as well if you would add the above button to your blog to help and spread the word and let other's know that they can contribute as well.
I will start a flickr group that you are welcome to post a picture of your card/tag/item on to share with others. I will take pictures of items as well as she gets them and share them with you through the group. Here is the link http://www.flickr.com/groups/796376@N24/
Thanks to all of those out there in blog land who have touched my life so with creativity, support and friendship and a special thank you to Karla and Mary Ann as well for the artistic inspiration they continually bring to so many.
I hope that you will join me in bringing my mom some cheer during her tough time. God bless!