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Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 IN DESIGN - THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS....

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Well, the trend today is to post your favorite designs from 2014, even though I am generally not a follower, I found this trend to be quite appealing so here goes...
MOST DESIGNERS ARE DOING CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING.  I HAVE CHOSEN TO LIST MY DESIGNS AS MILESTONES DURING THE YEAR!
Come on,  people, you know I just couldn't follow the crowd!
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LEARNING THAT I REALLY DO  KNOW 
HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!
     In April of 2014, I became ill.  What started out as a simple UTI quickly became Sepsis.  
From April until August, I was bedridden, barely able to walk and taking more pharmecueticals than I ever wanted.  I truly believed I was approaching the end of my days.  
 Finally, I decided to visit my Neurologist. Dr. Greene took one good look at me and she said she was pretty sure she knew what was wrong.  Two days later, she called to tell me that I had Dermatomyositis, a Chronic neuro-muscular, auto-immune Disease.  Baruch HaShem, my cancer screening have come back negative. 
   I had oftened wondered how I would respond to a chronic or fatal disease diagnosis.  Wondered how I would deal with the treatments, the pain, the frustration...the fear. HaShem has taught me how to Dance In The Rain.  There is a verse in the Christian Bible that says "It Rains on the Just and the Unjust Alike," which translates to me to mean that our spiritual lives are not based on what happens to us, but rather on how we respond to what happens to us.  I'm dancing and HaShem is my Divine Partner.
    Dr. Greene is my SHERO!  I crafted this set to thank her.
DESIGN TEAM APPOINTMENT
One of the most exciting things that happened in 2014, in my crafting life,  was my selection to the Creative Crew of Canvas Corp Brands, the parent company for 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, and Canvas Home Basics.  I was assigned to the Books and Arts Team, which is great because I love making minis and playing around with mixed media.  
MY AUDITION PROJECT

THE EMPTY CLOROX BOX
When I realized that my medications were causing my hair to fall out, 
I focused my attention on an empty Colrox refill box.


I read a story about a 
woman, aboard the Titanic, who ran back to her room and grabbed an orange.  Her State Room was full of money, furs, and diamonds, all the things that had given her status in life before she boarded that ill fated ship.  She could have grabbed anything, but she grabbed an orange. 
Faced with truama, the human mind seeks the normal and mundane,  it is a defense mechanism

SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
(everyone has favorites, I'm just brave enough to admit it!)


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 FAVORITE MIXED MEDIA PROJECTS
2014 was the year I finally delved into Mixed Media and I have fallen in love!  I still have a lot to learn, but it is proving to be a fun and messy journey.  Looking forward to the happy messes of 2015!


OTHER FUN PROJECTS
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
HUGZ,
CHANA MALKAH!
Challenges Entered:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Your Favorite Card of 2014 - Such a Gentlemen - For My Hubby







10 comments:

  1. Happy new Year, these are all fabulous!!!

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    1. Happy New Year to You, Ms. Holly! Thanks for the nice compliment and thanks for stopping by!
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  2. Happy New Year Chana.................absolutely amazing work!

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    1. Happy New Year, again! (My daughter and I always say that as our little joke!) I hope this calendar year is filled with mitzvah, nachas, and the light of mussar!
      I can't wait to see more of your creations for CCB. You are so talented and I know I will be inspired by you!
      Be well and Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  3. Happy New Year Chana!
    What a fabulous collection of stunning projects and creations. So colourful and full of wonderful details. Love the journals and mini books, one of my fave things to make also.
    Lorraine

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! I am excited and looking forward to working with you again in 2015! I guess we will have to talk Kathi into a Mini Challenge! :D)

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  4. What an amazing collection Chana...Dropping by to Wish you and family a Happy and Fantastic New Year 2015
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thanks, Dr. Sonia! Hoping you are off to a fabulous year! Looking forward to more inspiration from your carfty clinic!
      Hugz,
      Chana Malkah

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  5. Chana, I loved seeing your year in review. I always experience deep joy when I look at your beautiful art. Your spirit shines through each piece. Now that you have learned how to dance in the rain, I pray that 2015 will find you dancing in the sunlight once again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful light with us all.

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  6. Beautiful projects, all congratulations. Happy new year to you and your family. Hugs from Slovenia. Zvonka

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments, they keep me motivated!
Hugz, Chana