Thanks for popping in.
Decided to retreat to my art room today,
and take some time out to think about and pray for
all those poor people up in the north of England,
in Scotland and in Wales,
whose homes and lives are being destroyed
by more torrential rain, more devastating flooding.
Rivers breaking their banks all over the north,
Homes and whole communities completely submerged, destroyed.
What can we do?
I feel so useless.
My heart goes out to these poor people, it really does.
Christmas hardly featured in their lives this year.
Grace’s best friend Lizzie lives in Manchester.
She is down here with her family and us for Christmas.
Her partner Gary is one of the emergency crew out in Central Manchester on a boat, trying to keep electricity up in Care Homes.
He was telling Lizzie that the elderly were having to sleep
on the floor up on the next floor, just to stay dry.
His crew was trying to ensure they at least stayed warm.
What a nightmare.
Here is the card I made whilst focussing on them today,
instead of the excesses of Christmas down here in the dry south.
Color Burst powders puffed onto Stencil card
and spritzed with water.
Patriotic reds and blues.
Our map of Britain stamped in Black Archival.
Red and blue pencils to add shade.
Water on a paintbrush to lift the colour out of the sea.
More depth of colour in the flood zones.
A man with a brolly struggling against the elements,
stamped in Black Archival.
Wet the land with water on a paintbrush.
Puff a little blue powder at the wet area.
It will spread.
Add some ground under his foot with a paintbrush
and diluted powder.
Trim back artwork, clean up the Irish Sea again,
where the blue has seeped over the edges.
Water on a paintbrush and blot with paper towel will do the job.
Use a Blending tool on a Blending Mat
with Tumbled glass around the edge.
Find a background piece and do the same around the edges.
Mount the map on the back piece,
and stamp a spill from our Journaling set into the corner,
like a stain, using Denim.
Mount on large white card to complete.
The only way we can really be of use is by giving money,
and then waiting for instruction.
When they need food and clothing, we can help again, I’m sure.
In the meantime, they will definitely need money.
Have I personally made a donation? Of course.
There is a Just Giving page.
Here is the link to the
This was the only Just Giving page I could find.
Feel free to lift this image and use it as an icon on Facebook.
Add it to other Just Giving helplines for other areas if you know any others.
Add the helpline Just Giving Page number too.
Maybe we can create more awareness.
maybe then, this artwork will serve a purpose.
|Cumbria Help Line|
Time to rally the Clarity Crafting Troops methinks.
Love and peace.