Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dedicated to my father.

He fought hard, but after more than three weeks of a rollercoaster-like ride of steps forward and backward, my father passed away peacefully on the morning of July 17th.

It's been a difficult couple of weeks, during which my "mojo" completely left me. However, grief is a process and I'm beginning to make steps to regain some of the things that give me pleasure.

This card is dedicated to my father, Bill, who taught me, by example, how to be a "Big Fish" that is bold, bright, and brave.

The "big fish" is from the Koi Tattoo set by Bombshell Stamps and was colored with Copic markers. The cardstock base is gray in real life...

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear your dad passed away. Sounds like he was a great man. I bet he was proud of you, because you certainly are bold, bright and brave. Be kind to yourself as you grieve my friend.

  2. I was only thinking about you yesterday Kathi! I'm so sorry to hear your Dad passed away, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your card is a lovely tribute to him.

  3. Kathi, this is beautiful. A wonderful dedication to your Dad. I am so sorry about your loss. I know just how you feel. Misery loves company, and you always know where to find me. Amazing card, my dear friend.

  4. You are in our thoughts and prayers Kathi. Your father sounds like a wonderful caring man who raised an incredible daughter. The card is stunning and has given new meaning to the regal koi fish. Please let me know if you need anything. Big healing hugs.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Kathi.

    What a beautiful tribute to your dad and a lovely card.

    You are bold and bright and brave, he taught you well.

    Sending you love.

  6. Sounds like you have a fantastic dad. Morn him as you should and remember all the wonderful moments with him.

  7. Kathi, I am sorry to hear about your father, but what a wonderful memory of your father! My prayers are with you and your family

  8. Kathi, I am sorry to hear about your father, but what a wonderful memory of your father! My prayers are with you and your family

  9. Kathi, so very sorry for your loss. It's a beautiful card you made. Hugs Anesha

  10. Hi Kathi, I don't know how to say my feelings in English.
    I was 13 when I lost my mother 40 when I lost my dad.
    So I know what your going trough.
    I feel the pain with you, and hope that time will heal the pain in your heart.
    Take care of your self.
    kind regards, Riet.

  11. Dear Kathi,

    I am so sorry to read you Dad lost this battle.My sincere condolences to you and your family,my heart goes out to you.I understand your loss,I lost my Mom last october,my Dad 20 years ago in a carcrash.But I hope you have great memories to treasure, and by lokking at the beautiful card you made in honour of your Dad, I am sure you do.
    You are in my thoughts and wish you all the stenght to cope with this loss and healing.

    BIG ((HUGS)) for you.

  12. Oh Kathi - I'm so sorry my friend. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending healing white light and blessings your way.


  13. Kathi, my thoughts are with you. Your beautiful card is a wonderful tribute to your dad. Remembering the many special times I'm sure you had with your dad will hopefully help to lighten your grief.


  14. Kathi - I was excited to see your name pop up on my blog. Thanks so much for all the sweet comments. It's great to hear from you.
    I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find comfort in the knowledge that your father is undoubtedly with our Lord! I hope your healing - and I'm glad you can find some solace in crafting. Your designs and artwork are beautiful! I will definiately be back again soon to see what else you create! Hugs, Jodi

  15. Kathi - Your card is perfect, and the sentiment and thoughts are a great inspiration to your father! He raised an amazing daughter!