Friday, May 11, 2012


     Doors are the topic at Collage Obsession this week. They can represent beginnings or endings. My take on "doors" is definitely colored by recent losses in my family. 
     Have you experienced the death of someone close to you? When my Father died, I wanted to die.  I wanted "time" to just ...STOP
     Sometimes, the future seems dim and unclear just like this photo:
                     This wasn't my intention. Yet, it seems right.

     Here is a clearer shot of my 12"x12" journal page:
                          Click photo for closeup and to read text.

     I've come to know the "5 Stages of Grief" personally:  Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.

     Even though we all experience grief differently, knowing that there are s-t-a-g-e-s has been a great comfort. Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross discussed them in her book, "On Death and Dying" (published in 1969). To learn more about her, you may click on the following: 
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation  

     Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look. God Bless.

  • Products/Items Used: Door photo altered in iPhoto(click here for source), Arch popped up with Pop-Dots(adhesive), Photo & arch edged in Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Idea-ology (Ornate Plates & Key), Making Memories(Copper letters), Sakura Gel Pens(text), Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss(ribbon).


bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Hi, Tiffany. The piece you've created is so dramatic and poignant. I know how hard it is to get through a period of loss. My thoughts are with you.

Tiffany said...

Sherry, thanks so much, my friend. I appreciate it.

Yvonne said...

Such a powerful emotional piece, Tiffany! Beautiful!

Tiffany said...

Thank you, Yvonne. (Since I'm still processing everything, it took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to say...Sometimes, it's best to start right where you are -- in the middle.)

abby j said...

Clever DOORS, Tiff!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is truly a powerful piece, Tiffany. Your father would be proud. May you continue to have the strength to walk through that door.

Tiffany said...

Abby J & Arnoldo, I am honored that you stopped by. Thank you very much.

Kaylene said...

Great work on your card and yes grief has stages that must be worked through, Hugs

Tiffany said...

Thanks, Kaylene. xo

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