Monday, October 12, 2015

"Be Bold...Brave...Strong" ~ The Hop To Stop

Hi everyone! I thought I would share with you my little girl's remark on my project this time, lol. She asked, "Only purple? Okay, a bit black and white. Why purple? No other colors". She knows I often have colors on my project {smile}. So, why purple? 

My dear friend Becca Cruger is doing a fabulous hop to raise awareness for Domestic Violence. The support she gets is just phenomenal from sponsorship to crafty friends who show great support. 

Becca's words:
You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes. 
Let that sink in - 33% of all the women you meet. 

And women aren't the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender - gender doesn't matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.

I finished my art journal yesterday and while working on it, I can't help thinking of the unfortunate women I watched on television news or read articles about their unhappiness; even some participants' stories who joined this hop nearly made me close to tears. One part of me feel sorry for them and the other part tells me how blessed my life has been. Can be kind of emotional rather, can it?

Here's my art journal using a quote from Ginger's House. I also adhered Webster's butterflies which I often use in many projects. I have always liked the butterflies from beginning, and always find it so fascinating whenever I fussy cut them {such a joy!}. I love to see them fluttering by on this page as a symbol of freedom.
Thank you Becca for doing this and reaching out to help others and highlight this issue. 
Time is running but if you get a chance to join the hop, feel free.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. LOVE!! Love all of the textures and the shades of purple and I think I'm in love with those butterflies too... gorgeous...

  2. Asmah, this seriously brought tears to my eyes - both your post and the creation you made. There is so much texture and emotion in this piece and I can't thank you enough for creating it. I'm so happy you're raising your voice and sharing your talents through the Hop to Stop.

  3. Your art journal page is so beautiful! I like the texture you have achieved. The butterflies make the page come alive! And the sentiment is such a powerful one - it says it all! You have written a wonderful blog post - thank you for caring, and for supporting this issue.

  4. This is AMAZING! Oh I love the design, the spotted butterfly, the way you did the words. I really LOVE the whole thing!!

  5. Love your page spread. The textures and added elements are wonderful! Xx

  6. amazing journal page! i love all that it expresses and how many different details are in it

  7. Asmah, this is absolutely breath taking. I love all the textures and the sentiment is perfect. The butterflies are a perfect sign of freedom for this piece. You are amazing! I had no idea that so many women experience domestic violence. This is truly heartbreaking. Thank you for supporting such a great cause.

  8. Lovely take on the theme. Butterflies seem to be your forte.


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