Monday, March 30, 2015

Springtime Smiles

Hello friends,

It wanted to dedicate this card to a Connie.  I met Connie and her Mom three years ago.  I invited Connie to join my Copic club.  She and her mom started attending the Monday group.  She quickly became a regular.  Connie loved to color.  I really enjoyed watching her grow over the last few years. Her art work was improving all the time.  Recently, she framed one of the cards she made because she so proud of how it turned out.  Connie had a kind, warm heart. She brought joy to so many.  A few weeks ago, the doctors discovered a tumor on her pituitary gland.  She went in for surgery to have it removed.  Unfortunately,  she died shortly later from complications from the surgery.   Our hearts go out to her Mom, husband, and 3 boys.  Connie loved them all so much.  It was clear from all the stories Connie shared with us in class.  We will miss her.   Monday's will not be the same without her.

This card is one that she would have loved.  She loved Tilda.  It has been a long time running joke about Tilda's lack of mouth.   "Where did it go?" she'd ask in a silly way.  I hope she is smiling down on us now.  I will smile every time I think of her.

This card was inspired by some happy memories.  Connor and I used to go see the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C when we lived in Delaware.   I love life in NY, but I do miss the going to the cherry blossom festival.   I can't make the trip to D.C. this year...but I can still enjoy them in my craft room.

Copics used:
Hair: E40, E41 E43, E44, E47
Pink: R20, R22, R32
White: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Green: G40, YG61, YG63, YG67
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
I added gel pen and multi-liner to add details in the eyes.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful tribute to Connie! We all missed her at class today but she was with us in spirit.