It has been a long time since the last post. This has been a very tough year…the toughest. Sometimes life throws so many challenges, that it is hard not to break. Remarkably, I have grown stronger, and for that, I am grateful. I am also grateful for the many challenges and for the wonderful support I have received from friends and family. My outlook is once again beginning to sparkle with possibility.

For my first new post, I wish to share the card I made for my mother’s memorial service. We met at Lake Poway, California for a beautiful ceremony to celebrate her long (nearly 98 years) and happy life. She was a musician, wife, mother, friend, teacher, choral director, and talented craftsperson. A wise, honest, intelligent, kind, remarkable woman who will be greatly missed.

This is the front of the card I created using a picture of her from the 1930’s:


On the back, I wrote a poem which I read at the memorial.MomMemCardNatPhotoLabBack


This is an image of her at the piano during her college years.  It was partly this image that inspired the poem.MomPianoCollege

One thought on “Memorial

  1. Thank you so much for posting this. The ceremony was even more than I had expected. It was beautiful thanks to your poster and the cards.

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