Saturday, 14 April 2012


I know it's been a while since my last post. The main reason is that just before Easter I lost a very dear Uncle. There are so many adjectives I could use to descibe my Uncle, Chris, but if I had to choose just a few they would be caring, intelligent, hugely talented and very funny. It is to him I owe the tiny bit of creativity I have in my blood. He was such a fantastic artist, and musician too, and made beautiful objects out of wood, from grandfather clocks to carvings. In short he was amazing and a true inspiration.

And so I have found it very hard to find motivation to craft, but I know Chris would want me to carry on, so I have had an attempt this morning.

This week's challenge over at Less Is More is a one layer challenge called "doodling". Well doodling is probably what I love best and have many examples of my doodling in previous blog posts. Anyway this is what I have come up with this morning...


I dusted some pink Pan Pastel to create a soft background and then doodled in black ink straight onto the cardstock. No drawing in pencil first, I just let my pen go where it wanted to and this was the result.


Well, it's a start and I hope to do more crafting as I feel able.

God bless Chris, I will miss you.


nicky said...

Wonderful card and sorry to hear about your uncle , sending you a hug

Шум дождя said...

God bless you, dear, to find comfort in Him! I'm sure your uncle was proud of you. Nothing will replace him but he will always be in your thoughts and your art works! Beautiful card!

Chrissie said...

Condolences for your uncle Sarita and I think you are so right in your assumption that he would want you to continue to exploit your talent... which you have in spades.
Your pen certainly knows where to go!
Super job Sarita.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Vee Ramsden said...

Sarita, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your dear Uncle Chris, I lost my wonderful mum this time last year and it is true what they say, that time helps you to heal, but you never forget. One day you will be able to think of him without all the sadness that you are experiencing right now, but with joy in your heart that you were blessed to share your life with such a wonderful man.

Your doodling is beautiful, well fab, just wish I could draw as well as you do. Your Uncle would be proud of you.

Mandi said...

My deepest sympathy SAt#rita
Your Uncle soundds a wonderful man

Your card is stunning, to have drawn free hand, is awe inspiring!
I did email you a couple of times, maybe I have the wrong addy. I hoped you were well. Take Care

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Pauline C said...

Wow Sarita that is really fabulous doodling ... could just as easily be a stamp. Beautiful layout with the pink dusted background. Amazingly talented effort :-)
Pauline x

TAM said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Sarita - your uncle obviously meant a lot to you.
His artistry lives on in you and this card is absolutely gorgeous - oh to be so talented.
Take care

Monica said...

Such a charming card... cannot believe that you drew straight on to the paper... Chris would have been happy for you to keep going with your creative genes that you inherited from him... I do think that craft is healing so please keep turning out those beauties.
It is not easy to get over a loved one - keep crafting and keep going,
Monica xxx

Bea said...

How pretty - love the pastel

Maggie J said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, sad times like this are difficult to cope with but I'm glad you are crafting again and what a lovely card you have made. Perhaps you can find some comfort i your craft room.

Maggie J

Margaret said...

So sorry about your Uncle, Sarita. Your card is absolutely stunning!
Margaret x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very pretty XOXO Zoe

Caro said...

So sorry to hear your loss. I love the card and am in awe of your doodling talents!

Victoria said...

Sorry to hear about Chris Sarita, perhaps you'll find crafting a bit of therapy and enjoy it at the same time.

beautiful doodling against the pink

*Alison* said...

wow this is beautiful :)
-owner of The Alley Way Stamps

monika said...

you card looks great - it is a great way to remember your uncle


Riet said...

What a wonderful card Sarita.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Sarita, your card is lovely.

Butternutsage said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Take your time and one day you will find your mojo again. There is a season for all things and remembering your uncle is now.Hugs~Donna

Elaine Stark said...

Truly beautiful. Sorry about your loss, it just takes time. Elaine

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear such sad news Sarita, have missed your posts. Hope you find some peaceful moments. Love your card and as always your artwork is superb. Have just bought pan pastels and am loving them!
x Michelle

Rufus said...

Sarita, I'm sorry to hear about your Uncle Chris. He does sound special, but if he was your craft/art mentor then he will always live on in your art as well as your heart. Lovely card as always

Jackie said...

Hi Sarita, I am so sorry for the sad loss of your dearly loved uncle...hugs
I am just catching up with your last few posts and you wonderful cards :o)
Jackie xx

GinaA said...

Totally stunning, great colour, fab design.

Suze Bain said...

Wish I could doodle like this! Gorgeous. xx

Jayne said...

So very sorry for your sad loss, try not to be too sad ,I am sure your uncle would not wish it so.
I have missed your inspirational art work, welcome back.
Best wishes,
Jayne L

Jayne said...

So sorry for your loss, I am sure your uncle will be sadly missed.

I have missed your inspirational art work, thank you for all you do.

Best wishes,
Jayne L.

Sue said...

Sorry to hear your sad news.
Your card is a beautiful tribute to your uncle.
I wish I knew you in person so I could give you a hug.

Maribel said...

Precious, precious, I love.

Linby said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.
This is a wonderful card.

Helen in the UK said...

This is beautifully done. A fitting tribute to your uncle :)

Andrea said...

Hello Sarita - So sorry to hear of your loss - sending you big hugs!
This challenge is perfect for you, and your doodle is beautiful!
I hope you find some more motivation to do what you enjoy!
Take care.

Love, Andrea xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your dear uncle, Sarita.
Truly, if he was the artist you say he was then for sure he would want you to continue to make your beautiful creations. Just like this one! Big hugs, Lesley

Marrigje said...

I am sorry for your loss. It is hard to loose someone who was dear to you.
The card you doodled is stunning.

Take care

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sarita

So sorry to read of your uncle's passing - it must be very sad for you and your family.

Well you are so very talented and this card is no exception - wish I could doodle like that!!

Take care


Susan said...

Your artwork is always spectacular and this is no exception!! Lovely card!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. Your doodling is an art. Sorry it's for a sad occasion. x

Linda said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colour you've used and the doodling is stunning. xx

Marlena M. said...

Wow, this looks perfect, like a stamp! Gorgeous.

Gibmiss said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle...a very sad time for you ......
Fabulous card ....doodling stunning ....gorgeous
Hugs sylvie

Gibmiss said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle...a very sad time for you ......
Fabulous card ....doodling stunning ....gorgeous
Hugs sylvie