Retrieved from Ashes

14 August, 2010

Drops of a sporting career retrieved from ashes

John Buchan:
As we age, the mystery of Time more and more dominates the mind. We live less in the present, which no longer has the solidity that it had in youth; less in the future, for the future every day narrows its span. The abiding things lie in the past...

After more than 4 months I finally finished Mum's book (just in time as she is leaving in 5 days). Initially I wanted to tell the story about this book but now... It is still very painful to dig into past and I don't want to go there anymore. Years have passed and we all have moved forward with our lives. This book is a tribute to my mother, her sporting career and life she had once. Many photos, press articles, diplomas and medals were lost in war time but we are grateful that we survived.
The post is very long and there are still many details I wanted to share but all of them will be available on the Slide Show very soon.

Front cover
Spine
Closure

Page by pageIvo Andric:

Steps are such a usual, everyday sound which sometimes can awake different memories…


Birth record
Family Ilic

Mum
Details from the press





Nostalgia




Diplomas

Drops of a sporting career









G-book




Beck cover:

33 comments:

lisa_crofts said...

An extraordinary work of art svetlana.It is so amazing to see it in its entirety.

Sarah said...

Wow your book is absoutley out of this world. Awesome job

artymarty said...

What an amazing work of art Svetlana. I can see how much you must have learned from Judy Wilkenfield at CSR. It is an amazing tribute to your mother. I hope it has been cathartic for you and that she appreciates it

Davinia said...

Wow, words fail me. I hope I get to see it in it's entirety. You have created an amazing piece of art and recorded your mum's history so beautifully Svetlana.

NuminosityBeads said...

Amazing piece of work!. The depth of your project is stunning. I'm short on words this morning. I think I'm going to have to come back and give this post the time it deserves!
xoxo Kim

Louise said...

Breathtaking creativity!!

Poetic Artist said...

Truly wonderful..Tribute to your Mom. It is full of love and beauty.
Take care.
Katelen

Lucy said...

Words fail me right now to describe what I think of your wonderful tribute to your Mother, family, career etc.
All I can think of saying is your Mother must be extremely proud of you for all the work & love you have put into making this extraordinary work of art.
Hugs & Love lucy

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow Svetlana, this is amazing, what a wonderful tribute to your mother, this will certainly become a family heirloom

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

What a treasure!! So many lovely touches and momentos.

Seth said...

This is such a special creation Sevtlana. I can tell you put your heart and soul into making it and I imagine your mother will be overwhelmed by what you have made here. I absolutely love the style and feel of the book. It truly is a treasure!

Yvonne said...

Your book is exquisite!

Junibears said...

Your work has totally taken my breath away Svetlana. It looks as though it belongs in a museum it's so beautiful.
However long did it take you?
Gorgeous!
Hugs
June xx

Leslie said...

What a stunningly beautiful work of love and art! You mother loves it, I am sure!

xo

Harnett-Hargrove said...

This looks like a meaningful, thoughtful, incredible tribute to someone very very special. -J

Martina2801 said...

Oh my goodness Svetlana, your book is spectacular, I am in love with that!

Sharmon Davidson said...

This is an incredible work of art; I can't believe it took you only 4 months! Your mother must have been so touched and overwhelmed by its beauty.

Gretz said...

What an amazing book!

Oxana said...

OMG!!!!! I love this book Svetlana!
Amazing piece of ART!!!

Dezinaworld said...

Wow !! I have never ever seen anything more authentic vintage looking with a fabulous theme and amazing photographs and work throughout. Fantastic !!
Thanks for sharing this with us all
hugs June xxxx

Jen Crossley said...

OMG I just dont know what to say you have done an amazing job of your dear mothers Book.You have really outdone yourself
Jen

layers said...

hello. thanks for coming by my blog as it brought me here. What an incredible amazing book - It is obvious it took a very long time to make and that it is a tribute not only to your mother but to your family history as well.

Glenda said...

Wow Svetlana, what a wonderful amazing Tribute to your mum. Its fabulous and wonderful detail.

Cynthia Schelzig,,,Cynnie said...

Hi Svetlana....I am so glad you came by my blog,,,cause now I found your blog...what wonderful pieces of creation you have here,,from your books to ATC´s and everything else. What an inspiring place to visit!!!!
Have a wonderful day....

Sanja said...

Wow... Fantastic book Svetlana. Incredible job.
Have a nice day
Sanja xox

Gaby Bee said...

What an amazing tribute to your mother. This book is brilliant in every detail. Love the whole composition and all the delicious embellishments you've added, that my hands want to touch every detail!
AWESOME!!!

Beatnheart said...

Hi! I don’t know how you found me but I am glad you did. Your work is wonderful and I’m seeing a similarity to what my husbands work is. You are very, very, talented...I’m becoming a follower..

Samantha Marshall said...

Svetlana, this book is absolutely spectacular-I love every bit of it.

Julie Prichard said...

Wow..this is really magnificent!!

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suziqu's thread works said...

OMG!!! Truely awe inspiring piece of artwork. This workwomanship is not just a fine tribute to your mother but to you also.
Hours of love and labour.
Absolutely breathtaking.
All the very best.
Suzy

purple bird art said...

Svetlana, this is an amazing piece of art and brought tears to my eyes despite not knowing what the words said. Thank you so much for sharing it with the world - Jan

Biljana Teodorović said...

Dvoumila sam se na kom jeziku da ostavim komentar, no na svom najlakše izrazim emocije i mišljenja.
Već neko vreme pomno razgledam sve na tvom blogu, ali sam ostala bez reči, potpuno fascinirana ovom knjigom!
Iz svake fotografije i reči izviru neverovatno snažna osećanja i verujem da je bilo vrlo dirljivo iskustvo njihovo sakupljanje. Potaklo me je da i sama zvirim u prašnjave kutije i među porodične uspomene, u želji da stvorim nešto ovako lepo.
Hvala što si ovo podelila sa nama!
Srdačan pozdrav iz Srbije!