This was the most difficult page I’ve ever done. I wanted to complete my album of 2010 with a page about my mother but I’m not good at these kind of emotional pages. So I struggled for hours and hours before I could call it done.

Translation of the journaling:

I think of you…
…when I see a robin in the garden, you used to say:”you can notice that it’s getting colder”
…when I see André Rieu on television; you would have been his biggest fan
…when I see the dolls, quilts and miniature shops at our neighbour’s; she’s having the same hobbies as you had
…when I hear ‘Don’t leave me this way’ of The Communards; you didn’t like my taste of music much but when you heard this song you used to dance and sing along
…when we celebrate Sinterklaas; we still celebrate it your way
…when I smell ‘Lily of the Dales’, your favorite perfume
…when I see ‘The sound of music’ on tv; it was the first movie we saw together and we both loved it

Dear mom,
It’s 19 years ago now since you passed away, but there’ll always be moments when I think of you again.


Anna Aspnes:
Passionaire Foto Blendz (mask)
Floral Art Paperie no.5

Erica Zwart:
Lavender Fields paper pack
Fresh full kit (borders, XXX brush)
Turn Back the Clock full kit (photo corners)
Live. Love. Learn. Grow. collab (frames)

Picture robin: Google images

Fonts: Hans Hand, One Stroke Script

Thanks for looking!