My little project: A shrine.

My Mum loved cottons, she had so many. She loved having full access to a very wide range of colours. And tins, she loved different tins. I couldn't even pry this one open, but it is very pretty.
My Mum loved cottons, she had so many. She loved having full access to a very wide range of colours. And tins, she loved different tins. I couldn’t even pry this one open, but it is very pretty.

I have been in an offline mode a little bit lately. I am on holidays and I am enjoying some rest and relaxation from pushing pushing pushing in week day mode. I will admit my head space is all over the place. I am still processing my grief and going through a massive transition process. I came up with a brilliant idea this afternoon and it got me all excited to share it with you.

I decided to create a photography project around some of my Mums things. Yes it made me cry, but it was good to get out her things again and create  a sense of order, a sense of purpose and imagine my Mum using all the things she loved so much.

Here are some more cottons. In order, looking fabulous.
Here are some more cottons. In order, looking fabulous.

My Mum was obsessed with crafty stuff. She had boxes and tins and shelves and cupboards full of stuff, materials, tools, ribbons, you name it she had it. If it had anything to do with her beloved silk flowers she bought it and hoarded it. Some things were even too precious to use. They were still in plastic, and unopened, isn’t that crazy?

I am also creative, but in a different way. I like to create order, I love colour and I love taking photos. So I decided to create a mini shrine with her things, that I have stuffed under the bed and can’t seem to part with just yet.

Here is a sample of all her things. She had a million pairs of scissors, many I was not even allowed to touch!
Here is a sample of all her things. She had a million pairs of scissors, many I was not even allowed to touch!

I have kept many of her things still. I can’t seem to part with them just yet. I was hoping that if I took a photo of her things, I might be able to let go of them a little bit easier. Well that is a good thought in theory! I did throw a small handful of cottons that were all tangled and not nice in colour away. As I wiped a tear, I shoved all the stuff back under the bed. I still can not throw it away just yet.

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8 thoughts on “My little project: A shrine.

  1. Ahw this is such a nice way to honour your mother. I like how you create something new out of it and who knows where the project will take you. There is nothing bad about not being able to let go just yet. You’ll be ready when you’re ready. Really big hug from Holland ❤

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  2. Beautiful colours. I’m wondering if taking photos of her things will help you in other ways. You know how much she treasured her craft supplies and there is nothing wrong with you treasuring them until you are ready to give them away or use them.

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