i'm so freaking proud that i made this canvas. this canvas has such a wonderful & sad at the same time, story.
a while ago i posted a picture on Instagram, with a line from the lyrics from the song from Adele "to make you feel my love". after that my childhood neighbour girl (well, actually her grandma lived next to me), contacted me asking if i would make a canvas for her. but when she told me why that lyric was so special to her, i almost freaked out.... her second son wasn't born alive. this song was played at his funural. it got my to tears. made me realise how freaking lucky i was (am!) to have both my kids come to this world healthy. i felt so sad. she told me it got a place in her heart now.
so we emailed back and forth about my ideas, her wishes and how i was thinking of creating it. she loved my ideas, i loved her input.
on the left you see lots and lots of stamping. that's lyrics from "kan ik iets voor je doen", a song (in English: can i do anything for you), from De Dijk. such beautiful words. i have to admit, there are some tears on this canvas too, in between the paint & ink.
that she asked me to creat such a canvas, the trust, the beauty. i felt overwhelmed in the beginning. what if she didn't like it. what if i would ruin it. for heavens sake, this was kinda an important canvas you know.
but through facebook i kept updating her with my progress pictures, and everytime i was anxious, i got a very vast reply that she loved it. pfew. have to say, this was the most gorgeous canvas i ever created, but also the most exciting for me. it's not everyday you got asked to create such a memoire.
i brought it to her home last Saturday. she was moved, into tears and i was so so so happy i could give somebody this feeling, this feeling of something beautiful for such an unbelievable loss.
Koen has a gorgeous place in the middle of their living room now. i'm thankful and proud to be able to be a little part of it.
on the agenda today: ohhhh the office is almost ready for us to move in. i hope Thursday is going to be good to us. after we've moved in, i can give the final work to Elles and i can go full force into everything new-shop related. like ordering, getting furnurture, decorating. oh man, i have so many ideas for this shop. you are going to be blown away. did you sign in for my ezine (somewhere on the right -->>). there might be a lovely discount especially for ezine readers you know.
life is good. i could hold you for a million years, to make you feel my love.