SUNDAY'S NOTES FROM THE NEST

A PRECIOUS GIFT





Back in September, JoAnna of Moss Hill Studio,
sent me a very precious gift.

One of her sweet altered dolls she made in memory of my sister Jenny.

JoAnna had been through a very tough time of her own
at that point and in the midst of her battle,
she tookthe time to make this wonderful piece
that I have treasured since opening it.

I did not share it then as it seems I held things closely
for those many months.

It was as hard to speak of the many cards and gifts
as it was to utter the words of what happened to our family.
I could only do so in small doses.

This weekend, however, I was reflecting
on the many wonderful people I have come to know over the years.

Most of these friendships have formed through my art groups.
We have been a family
and when one is suffering and hurting,
we all know it and feel it.

Many have suffered tremendous loss.

Dear Maija...Lisa......JoAnna
all saying goodbye to their Mothers.
Truly one of the hardest things for a child of any age.

JoAnna lost her dear Mom a month ago
and as I was thinking on that I picked up this beautiful gift she sent when Jenny was killed.

It brings me comfort and a feeling of hope every time I look at it.
I just love it.

So I wanted to share it here..........one of many thoughtful and precious items sent during that time. There are others........and I will share them in time.









JoAnna has been creating and actually selling her work
for many years and you have to be quick if you want something
from her ETSY shoppe or on Ebay as they go so fast.

But head over and visit her if you don't already know her.
Drop her a note and tell her Rella sent you.

7 comments:

Mo'a said...

She is a little beauty.
It never ceases to amaze me how many generous and caring our fellow bloggers are...a wonderful community of artists.

Sarah said...

Our fellow bloggers are wonderful eh? how lovely and thoughtful of JoAnnA

Lisa Gallup said...

How precious that doll is! And how kind and caring the art community is - such a wonderful blessing!

Sharon said...

She is beautiful just as you are. It is so nice that you can share her now.
xo

Lori said...

that little dolly is just so precious:) what a sweet gift from a friend.

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

oh, you are such a darling Rella. I love how you captured this doll in pictures. You made her so alive. It was such a joy to create this for you. I just adore you, always.
love,
joanna

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

oh, you are such a darling Rella. I love how you captured this doll in pictures. You made her so alive. It was such a joy to create this for you. I just adore you, always.
love,
joanna