Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Little Freebie...

I made these brushes a while ago, intended to use behind photos, as a background (I painted and then scanned them). Here I've used them on a simple layout.





They come all 5, both as PNG-files and as ABR-brushes, made in CS3.
You can download HERE





Friday, September 24, 2010

Thank you so much for your support:)

Celebrating my birthday a couple of weeks ago, my nephew Wilhelm helped with the presents.
And I got hair at the moment as you can see, not all chemo treatments make you loose the hair.


I'm so very touched by the response I got after my last blog post! Thank you!!! After reading your comments I thought some about how important it is to work with those feelings and thoughts you have about death. All people who know they're going to die soon have them, it's very normal, and being able to put words to them or expressing them in other ways (art, poetry, dance, drama) you can manage them much better. You're mind needs to get it outside yourself and then it's easier to deal with, I hope I make sense here...
Anyway, making that layout felt good for me even though I understand that it can make other people worried.

I'm very fortunate in many ways, I know that. I live in the west in a country with really good medical treatments and hospital care. I've got a caring family and close friends that support me. Yes, I am fortunate indeed.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Reflections...



Just some personal reflections that I felt I had to express, I've been living now for a couple of years with spread breast cancer and there are a lot of thoughts that goes through my head from time to time. Particularly when I've got an upcoming visit with my physician as I've got at the moment...
I've been treated with different kinds of chemotherapy for 5 years now, there's really nothing left to try if the present one isn't working. But I've had a lot of fun too during these years, so everything isn't as black as it seems here...

Journaling: How much time is left, when will it all end? Minutes and seconds goes by, faster all the time. I thought in my ignorance that I would get used to the thought that I will die, but it doesn't work that way, you'll never get used to that. It doesn't feel like that long time ago when i was a child with an eternity of time in front of me. Now death waits around the corner and I can only silently accept that time is running out...

Credits: Art Play Palette Fall Nr1 and Artsy Clocks No3 by Anna Aspnes. Doodled Stuff 5 by Jesse Edwards Designs. Everything from Designerdigitals.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Remembering Summer 2010





It's hard to grasp that it's already September! And it's getting colder by the day. I sat a while today in the sun, enjoying a homemade cappuccino, but I had to wear a thick jacket. It was sooo cold:( 

I got an espresso-machine the other week from my sister and it's great to be able to make your own cappuccino. I really got the sweetest sister!

Now is the time to scrap all the summer pics, if you haven't already, remembering the summer of 2010. I made a layout today with a photo from our midsummer celebration using some of the gorgeous stuff I've bought lately from Sahlin Studios at Scrapmatter. She's got some really great freebies too on her blog.





Credits: Almost everything by Sahlin Studio (Scrapmatters); Vintage Vouge Kit, Everyday Kit and an add-on (freebie) to Vintage Carnival Kit which you can find here, on Krista Sahlins blog. Brushes: Onthecorner Nr1 by Katie Pertiet at Designerdigitals.