June 24, 2009

Symbolic Elements

While it's impossible to document all of the emotions that I've been going through with this whole IVF process, today I tried to capture some of my feelings in this layout. I think the symbolic elements add a lot to the meaning.

(click on the photos to enlarge)

All those little flowers that are all over the edges of the layout represent the wonderful wishes and prayers that we feel around us from our family and friends.

The two big flowers symbolize our hope for twins (of course we would be thrilled if we get even just one)!

The clock represents our need to watch the time in order to administer the shots at the same time every day.

The tied string represents the fact that everything must come together perfectly in order for this to work.

The torn binding edge on the red paper symbolizes all the pieces of notebook paper I've accumulated with notes and instructions about various aspects of the process.

(The paper is from an older collection by Cosmo Cricket (Dutch Girl) and the sketch that I used was made by Liz Qualman)

Well, we have about a week to go before we find out if we succeeded or not...

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Nicole said...

This is fabulous, Kris!! The symbolism is amazing and it is a fabulous way to document what you have been going through! I have my fingers crossed for you, hon!!

Zoe said...

WOW Kris this layout is so stunning, the fact that you used an emotion for every element is just incredible!

Crossing fingers and toes for you for another week. {{{HUGS}}}

BAHGL said...

I LOVE this LO and all that it represents!!

You know I am praying for you honey!!