2018 Gem card series

2018 Gem card series by Liz Strick

This series initially came to life out of desperation,

followed by gratitude!

Desperation, because of my perception that my life and environment had become increasingly limited after 2014, when I had a stroke that left with me with paralysis and brain-damage as a result.

There was a tangible shift in my life. I became limited in carrying out many matters – physically as well as mentally – like actions that I was previously able to carry out easily like handling material, problems solving… etc

After many years of rehabilitation, I came to a conclusion about what helps best in Surviving: To work from within my own comfort-zone (without too many stimuli from the outside world)!

Only since implementing that rule in my daily life, did it resulted in a certain amount of acceptance. I came closer to myself !

Peace returned… and the idea to work on a smaller scale was born!

The series of Envelope & Gem Cards began to take shape from the very first envelope I made: “The Letter of Love to myself” It carried a personal floral message to myself that read: “Keep going, you’re on the right track, this is what you’ve deserved and what you have worked for all those years!” The message deeply moved me and left a deep lasting impression

With gratitude for all the people, family, friends, volunteers, and professionals that carried and supported me!

I was able to thank them by means of my gem-cards and envelopes – even though it is a small gesture, it felt important to me!

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March 2019

The paintings