Monday, 17 March 2014

Always the shadow

Sometimes a photo perfectly captures a moment or someone's personality.  Now and then a photo can capture a feeling too and sometimes it can help you to put things into words.

This photo was taken at Christmas on a rare sunny day.  Everyone seems to have had lovely weather again today except for parts of Wales which has been cloudy and misty - typical!  I still managed to get out for a gentle stroll on the beach here in Newport though (the one in the photo is the next bay round in Moylgrove) except that this time I was on my own.  I'm waiting to have the aerial fixed after the storms earlier in the year and having some much needed head space. 

After many attempts to find the right medication for my depression, we've come to the end of the road with it really.  I'm in the process of writing a blog post about what it feels like (boy won't that be a jolly read!) but right now I can't even scrap - that's how bad it is.  I'm going to try something a little outside of the box when I get back in a sort of last ditch attempt to make some progress.  I don't want to be the shadow blighting the lives of my family and friends.  I want to be there with them, enjoying the sun.

Supplies List
Patterned papers from Crate Paper "The Pier"
Letter stickers from Simple Stories "Homespun"
Enamel dots inside the flowers from My Mind's Eye
Wood veneers from Studio Calico "Hearts & Arrows"
Cardstock from Bazzil Basics in Kraft
Other items from my stash

Bye for now


  1. LJ ... My heart goes out to you .... and how you are feeling .... I hope things get better soon. This is a gorgeous page and having seen it in real life I know how lovely the layers look xxx

  2. My heart goes out to you too. I'll be reading your post, because the only thing any of us can do is to show you we are there. I think x I'm hoping that one day this page will have a companion piece. In the sun.

  3. Just stopped by to say gorgeous page and to send you some (((Hugs)))
    Jenny x

  4. Oh Lisa-Jane I really want to put my arms around you and hug you, not tell you things are going to be ok or tell you to pull yourself together because we know it's not true and we know it's something totally outside of your control, just a simple hug x

  5. i can't imagine you being a blight in anyones life after reading some of your blog. Sending hugs and healing thoughts. C xx

  6. I love all the patterns on your page LJ and I spy some stitching. those pretty crocheted flowers are gorgeous too.

    my heart goes out to you too LJ x x x x x x x

  7. Love the layout...and I'm sending a hug too
    Alison xx

  8. Oh LJ <3
    At first I smiled because the title of your beautiful page was so apt for us Mum-scrapbookers and then I read on ... having been there and got the T-shirt to prove it, I hope that you can find a way through. Writing IS therapeutic, emotions need release and sometimes blessing need listing. XOX


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