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.
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.
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.