tirsdag 23. oktober 2012

No Family Secret (CSI Case #41)

As many of you already know, my brother chose to take his own life in June. The family has been open about the cause of his death all the way, hence the title on this layout.

Patterned papers: MME, Cosmo Cricket. Alpha: Basic Grey. The rest: unknown

Translated the journaling says: "It must have been much harder back when suicide was a shame and no one ever talked about it. I still believe going out in public, telling that K killed himself, was the best. People who didn't know he had had tough days, could understand, and we, who was left back, got all the support we needed."

I found the inspiration to this layout from CSI Case #41:

Colors: All colors used - the grey is in my background paper, even if it migh look a bit browner, due to light conditions.

Evidence; Texture (Cheese cloth), gold element (two flowers), ruffles

Testimony: Journaling about something NOT a secret - this might be stretching the criteria a bit too far, but I'm still happy with my page and story.     Thank you for stopping by  - I'm working on paying you a visit, too :-)

5 kommentarer:

Kelly Foster sa...

Hilde, I think this page is beautiful, and am glad for you and your family that you do not keep this a secret. Suicide is such an awful, confusing, terrible thing, and it can be comforting to know there are others out there who can understand the kind of loss we feel...thanks for sharing.

Erin Blegen sa...

Your layout definitely hit home, Hilde. So very sorry for your loss- one you will surely grieve throughout your life. It's difficult to understand what must go through one's mind before committing such an act, but I hope you find peace in knowing now that your brother is no longer in pain.
Keep talking and stay strong~!!


yyam sa...

Your layout is beautiful. A wonderful tribute to your brother.

Sorry for your loss. It must be really tough.

Riikka sa...

Really really beautiful, thought-awakening and soft layout.

Sorry for your loss.

Chantal Vandenberg sa...

What a moving layout. I absolutely adore this - it's beautiful.