Sunday, October 25, 2015

ART FROM THE MAIN HOUSE: a sympathy card

A couple of people have asked me about my entitling my last post (and this one) as "Art from the Main House."  The house we have rented for the winter is only feet from the Atlantic Ocean in Rye, New Hampshire.  We are in the "main house," hence the title, in a group of homes and cottages called Salty Breeze Cottages.  Ours is the largest and so has always been called the main house.  The art I create from this venue may/may not be different from any other works I have created, but I always want to remember that I created these works during this period of my life.

Earlier this month, a friend of mine unexpectedly lost her husband. It has been a most difficult time for her, as you can image, and I have taken a long while to digest it myself.  Only today, have I been able to create a sympathy card for her.  I had forgotten how therapeutic making a card of condolence can be.  As I worked on the card, I sorted through memories and plans that will never transpire for us as couples.  

The card was created on a card blank using scraps of paper.  The stamp I used is from Stampotique Originals.  I used a metal die (Poppystamps, Inc.) called "Weeping Willow Branches," to create the cascade on the left which I thought went perfectly with the tearful image.

Thanks for stopping by today and for taking a moment to leave a comment.  Both your visits and comments are important to me!


  1. What a moving and beautiful condolence card, Kay. I'm sure it will be received with much appreciation.
    Alison xx

  2. Oh how lovely for your friend. Lots of losses at our age, nothing we can ever get used to though. Glad you are enjoying your house in Rye. It will be marvelous to watch the storms come in safely across the street. xox

  3. How lovely to see you posting again and to "hear" about your house by the sea... This is a beautiful card and I'm sure it will bring much comfort to your friend.

    Roz M.

  4. Sorry to hear about her DH. Good that you found some peace by making this card for her... It looks so delicate and warm; perfect for a symphatycard!
    Hope you will have many fun and fine hours in the main house! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Hi Kay. Unusual but perfect. I agree, a condolence card can be therapeutic. Big hugz my friend. Hugz

  6. Ah and it is such a beautiful card too Kay. Hope you are enjoying your new house. :D want to see some pics of the ocean.

  7. This is really beautiful Kay, perfect for a condolence card xx


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