Friday, November 9, 2007

There is a Season - Turn, Turn, Turn


My step daughter died in a car accident a week ago. It has been a time of disbelieve and pain. I would pick this piece up during some quiet times and embroider the stalks. I still have a few more on the left to complete but that should be done in the next day or so. Carla was gifted with extraordinary artistic ability although she wasn't producing much work the last year or so. She always seemed to love my art work and said she was drawn to its beauty. Two days before she passed Carla told her father she wanted to get back to her art while looking at some recent things I had done. I'm sure she's creating incredible beauty now - the likes of which none of us can comprehend.






15 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

this will be a powerful memory piece. May it comfort you in the execution.

Annica said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I'm so sorry.

Rebecca said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you find continuing comfort in your sublime gift with threads and fabric. You do create such a lovely refuge! I'm sure you're right about Carla's creative efforts, and you'll probably catch a glimpse of them out of the corner of your eye when you least expect it. You will know when you recognize her gift. I wish you abundant happy memories of her, and quiet times to enjoy them as well as friendly ears with whom to share them.

kathy said...

Denise, I am very sorry for your loss.

Exuberant Color said...

I am so sorry to hear what you have been through in this past week.

Jan said...

Dear Denise and Steve, although my words cannot begin to offer comfort, I still want to express my hope that you find comfort in each other. Truly sorry for your loss.
Jan

melicia's fiber art and mixed media said...

i am sorry for you and your family's loss. you will be in my prayers.

stacey maddock said...

denise i am so sorry. it is beyond horrible. i only hope you continue to find comfort in your incredible work. this piece will indeed be a powerful reminder of both pain and catharsis. what a beautiful tribute to carla. hugs, s

StegArt said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

Micki said...

My condolences for the loss of your step daughter.

orion713 said...

I will steal Stacey's sentiments. Beyond horrible! And may you continue to find comfort with your art-your hubby and in many other ways. Hugs and love to you and your family.

jude said...

wow, i have no words.there are none i suppose.

Dixie Redmond said...

Denise - I'm so sorry - your piece expresses very well what you're going through.

Dixie

h-bomb said...

these are beautiful words, mom. i too believe that carla is now creating the art she's always loved.