Friday, October 22, 2010

Pressed for time...

A week ago we attended A Night of Film, an annual event that is put on by The Veracity Project (our very talented son-in-law is co-founder of the Veracity Project) and at one point during the evening, one of film directors made the statement that "if you want to inspire an artist....just give them a deadline". I don't consider myself and artist, but more a crafter, but for me the same holds true. There are things I feel like doing at a particular time, and others I leave for later. (That is probably why I have so many projects only 1/2 done ) I tell myself that I have plenty of time to get to it. Of course, I wait until the last minute and I'm always surprised by what I come up with when I'm down to the wire. I think I do some of my most creative thinking when I'm pressed for time. My dear friend Terri asked me a few weeks ago to make some blank "Thank you" cards to give to a friend of hers that is battling cancer. There will be a fund raiser event for her on Saturday and Terri thought it would be nice if her friend had some cards to use to thank all the people who have given their support. I made 2 each of 6 different designs. I don't know Terri's friend, but I know cancer. My niece just had a cancerous tumor removed from her thyroid. My best friend survived colon cancer. My mom survived cervical cancer. I lost my dad to lung cancer. I lost my grandfather to prostate cancer.  Cancer impacts us all. Pretty much everyone I know has had a loved one diagnosed with cancer or has had cancer themselves. There are wonderful people who suffer greatly in this life. It's hard to wrap your head around. I stopped trying to understand it. I find peace in my faith in Christ.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33


  1. i hate cancer. know I'm not suppose to hate, but cancer I hate. Sorry it's impacted your life so much but Glad you have comfort from your faith. I know it's helped me to know my mom is not suffering and not having to deal with all the earthly things anymore.

  2. what happen to my comment? weird.
    The cards are fab and they are art no matter what anyone else says. It's great that you would do something for someone you don't even know.
    Agreed, Cancer can be hated!!

  3. oh yeah the cards were amazing! i'm not a scraper and envy those like you who do such amazing work!

  4. Your cards are beautiful and I'm sure your friends friend will so appreciate them. Yep, I don't know anyone who hasn't been touched by cancer in some way.