One for Auntie Christine

As I said in my last post, the last few months have been a real rollercoaster - one of the biggest lows was definitely the sudden death of my aunt, Christine. I was wondering whether or not I should post this, but I have decided I'm really proud of it and want to share it. 

This is without a doubt the most important thing I've ever designed. It was the last thing I could ever do for Chris - the Order of Service for her funeral. After hitting a mental block with it to begin with, I decided to focus on her love of roses and her love of art. 

I hand-drew several different roses to use throughout the Order of Service, the original drawings of these are now framed and with her close family members; they became 'Christine's Roses'. 

Once the whole thing was finished, I got it printed on uncoated card, which I sprayed with rose-scented perfume, and finally hand-tied all of the pages together. Although it may have been a 'gimmick', I felt a lot of pride walking into a crematorium that smelt so strongly of the rose-scented pages I spent the previous night spraying (and I have to say, don't spray 50 Order of Services with perfume and then touch your eyes... take it from me, it burns!!)

Sleep tight Auntie Chris, you will be missed. x