This is a layout with a few pics from my divorce party. Now it may seem weird to celebrate such a sad thing, but for me, it was more about learning to stand up for myself and allowing myself to be strong enough to get out of a horrible situation. It was a really hard time for me to learn that the man Ihad married and built my life around and started a family with, was a chronic cheater and refused to stop. I am not sure what was going on with him, but all the classic signs were there for the potential for him to become abusive. I did not want to raise my daughter in a situation like that, so I decided to get out. My divorce was hard for me. I felt like I had failed, that i was broken somehow. The divorce took 11 months to settle, and by then I had began to repair my own heart and realize that even though my marriage did not work out, that DID NOT mean I was broken! (hence the safety pins on the ripped hearts) I threw myself a divorce party to prove to myself that I could still be my own person. I cut out a pic of the piggy bank that i carried around all night! ( I actually made like $50 that night! ha ha!) it had the words "attourney fees" on it. Most people who saw it thought it was hillarious!
The hidden journaling on the back reads:
"I really do have the most supportive family and friends. They have been with me through thick and thin, my highest highs and my deepest lows. I don't know what i would have done with out them. "
For me there is alot of symbolism on this lo.
1. The hearts I cut out and ripped down the middle. then I inked them. Then I safety pinned them back together.
2. The butterflies... represent change and growth.
3. The clock faces in the stamp: it took some time for me to realize I wasn't broken. and that in time I would be whole again.
This was done for a few challenges. the feb color challenge Grungy Love(to use black, pink and white) and iI grunged it up with inks and ripped paper,
and the alternative challenge (I did alot of distressing, and i think the subject is kinda "alternative".