Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Prison That Is Parkinsons

I belong to a Facebook group for New Zealand Paper crafters and Beth has put up a sketch challenge for January.


I wasn’t sure how I would manage a layout, with one hand in plaster but was keen to give it a go because I really like this sketch.

My husband’s Cousin, Glenys, took an amazingly poignant photo of my Father-In-Law sitting in the shade of the pergola one afternoon and when she showed it to me I just knew I had to scrap it!  She was really moved by this image and said to me – “This is life for Uncle Jim now.  Locked in the prison of Parkinson’s and Dementia.”  I admit to shedding more than a tear or two for this once strong and capable man.


Take care of yourself and your loved ones.


Esther xoxo


  1. You did well one handed and its an awesome photo. Both are horrible diseases. :(

  2. brilliant layout Esther, it captures the spirit of the photo and the story behind <3 Debi xxxxx