Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sunday Sketches


Here I sit on my sofa this afternoon trying to find the heart and strength to continue pushing through the heartache regarding my father's death barely one week ago.  Yesterday was welcomed with open arms as it felt like a brief moment of reprieve from the grief I've been dealing with off and on.  It's been difficult accepting the idea that my father's actually gone, even with the burial of his ashes today.

Although there is a small improvement in my sleep, I still wake up several times throughout each night, reaching for my phone to look for a text from my dad.  He often did that, just to let me know he was thinking of me and loved me.  I feel foolish afterwards, realizing how silly it is and remembering he's no longer here to comfort me in all of his little ways.  In return, reminding me of the loss in my life.

I honestly didn't feel like drawing this week but felt my father would've wanted me to regardless.  Therefore I decided to create a doodle of a few things that made him smile.  This is a personal tribute and a declaration to say,  "I will never forget you, dad.  Never."

Happy SS, my friends.

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23 comments

  1. Aw...big hugs to you!!

    Your painting there is just adorable!

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  2. It's good to draw and get some of those thoughts out and onto paper. Orange sherbet and gingersnaps always make me smile, too. I'll be back later to linky.

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  3. After my father passed away, he was in my dreams every night for about a week. I'd walk up thinking he was still around and then once I realized it was only dream, I'd wish I could stay dreaming forever. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Not a day has passed in the last 7 years since my fathers death that I have not thought of him.

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  4. Sophia ~ Big hugs to you and well wishes ~ so good to have you back here with us ~ have been sending you healing thoughts ~ Hugs and namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  5. Remember to allow time for yourself to heal dear friend, things don't have to go right back to "normal" right away....

    BIG hugs dear one :)

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  6. Your post touches my heart. What a wonderful memory of your father's texts to you. Such love. (I think) your bright heart shines with the happy colors you have chosen to paint your tribute with. Wonderfully drawn and illustrated.

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  7. Glad to see that you are carrying on with Sunday Sketches, even though your heart is still sad. Sending you lots of hugs and sparkles, Valerie

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  8. What a beautiful tribute piece and a wonderful way to bring back and preserve happy memories. I think you will treasure this. Thank you for sharing it with us. I have been thinking about you often this week and send you my prayers.
    xx

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  9. Sorry about your father. I can't even imagine. Hope things will get easier for you with time.

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  10. Hi Sophia, My heart continues to go out to you as you deal with this difficult loss. I love your new sketch in tribute to your dad. Despite your sadness this sketch is full of life, color, and memories of happier times. So beautiful!! xo

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  11. Great Big Hugs to you, Sophia! I don't think that anything you are going through or feeling sounds the least bit foolish... I am so glad you were able to "push through" and create this wonderful drawing for your father. I'm sure he would be so happy with this beautiful tribute. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this difficult time...


    Kristin

    p.s. I created a "bouquet" as a small token (to let you know my heart was with you) on my blog last Sunday. xo

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  12. your pretty sketch celebrates his life!

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  13. Sophia, Very sorry for your loss, but happy to see you back! I know when I lost my Mom my art was my saving grace! Wishing the same for you! Take Care!

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  14. This is a wonderful tribute to your father Sophia! I got your cards on Friday! They are wonderful and thank you so much! xoxo

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  15. This is my first time here, and I am so, so very sorry to hear about your father's passing on. My prayers are with you, and may God comfort you in the days ahead.... I have found that scrapbooking had lead me back to sketching, which I haven't done since I was a kid; and now I'm even trying my hand at painting, which is entirely new to me! But I would love to join in on Sunday Sketches sometime soon, maybe in the next week or two.. I don't know what I'll come up with, and it will definitely be at an amateur's level, but I look forward to it just the same, if that's ok?.. ~tina

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  16. Darling Girl, I am glad you decided to draw a bit. Thinking of you and glad you are around again. There will be many up and downs. Each time it will get a tiny bit easier. Of course, you are not going to forget him. Giant hug.

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  17. Sophia,
    this is such a sweet way to keep your dad's memory going....a wonderful peice! sure to treasure for a long time!
    HUGS and sending love your way.
    xo

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  18. oh i know this feeling ..the feeling that the person is still there, will still talk to you..my grandmother died of cancer when i was very young, i swear i had the same feeling. But i always remember the good times with her(wteva little i can remember). i pray that you feel better. :)

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  19. Sophia,

    Your drawing is a beautiful tribute to your Father.

    Hugs to you during this time.

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  20. Dear Sophia,

    It saddens me to hear of the death of you father and my heart is with you during this time of huge sorrow. I am so glad you pushed through to create the sketch in memory of your father. How sweet and endearing. Thank you for sharing. Take care!

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  21. Your father would have appreciated this of course but I'm glad you drew today regardless because being creative can be very helpful to the soul in times like this.

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  22. Sophia, what a lovely illustration, beautiful colours. Give yourself time.
    sending you hugs.

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  23. It's lovely that you have done this whilst you're feeling so sad and it's a beautiful tribute. Hugs

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