Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Sketches

I'm amazed at how quickly summer is passing and I've still so much to do!  In two more months, I'll be back to the books, studying away.  In the meantime, enjoy the quick sketch above as I attempt to work out some tea pot and tea cup designs in head on paper.  :)

On another note, as I sit here at Starbucks this early evening, rain pattering against the pavement, I recognize tomorrow is Father's Day.  It will now be the second one since my father passed 18 months ago.  Although it feels easier in some ways, it's still incredibly difficult at other times.  Tears well up when I think of the last time I saw him - sitting next to his bed, holding his hand and gently singing to him.  He loved it when I would do so.

As some of you already know, I didn't grow up in a great home (see sidebar) environment.  When I last visited with my father, we talked about various situations growing up.  God gave my daddy and I the opportunity to mend the broken past and I'm thankful for it.  I know he's in heaven now, although there are many times I wish we had more time together...

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23 comments

  1. Loving your wonderful teapot designs.
    Remembering those special moments and knowing that you had the opportunity to mend the hurts of the past are gifts and blessings! Hold Tight!

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  2. Nice work on the assorted teapots! Wow, it's great that your were able to mend things with your dad considering what you went through. I can't believe it's already been 18 months since he passed away.

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  3. Your page of sketches is great. What fun! Teapots are one of my most favorite things. Alexandra, I am so glad you had the opportunity to mend some things from the past with your father. It must have been so hard but good at the same time. It is great that you seized the opportunity when you had it. Blessings to you. I know he will be on your mind tomorrow.

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  4. I keep thinking of the nursery rhyme "I'm a little teapot" as I look at your cute drawings. I can relate to your feelings about your dad, since I lost my father too. Blessings!

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  5. Sweet tea pots; and sweet that you got to mend things with your father.
    I was estranged from my dad toward the end of his life. I had gotten involved in a relationship he did not approve of, and for months he refused to talk to me. But the night before he fell ill for the last time he walked me out to my car he broke his silence and told me he loved me. That was 41 years ago, but it still warms my heart. Happy Father's Day to us. ;-) We need to tell people we love them more often.
    Enjoy your summer. Let each day be special in some small way (or big way)!

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  6. Cute sketch , pretty design! <3

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  7. Lovely teapots! Families can be trying in all kinds of ways but they are important to us. Glad you got the chance to make things right with your dad after all.

    I am linking up some ACEO's I shared in a Proud of My Art linkup I started this month. Thanks for hosting :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  8. I love tea pots and your tea pots are so heart warming! I lost my dad very suddenly before we realized he was even dying. So I can relate to how you miss your dad and understand completely. Like Lynn said, we should tell people how we love them more often.
    I send you my hugs and a lot of special cheer! :-)

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  9. Very cute tea pots and wonderful writing. I'm sure your Dad is so proud of you Alexandra.
    Susan

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  10. lovely teapots drawing.

    as always it is nice to participate. hope you have a sweet day.

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  11. I've posted something bright and cheerful to lift you.
    Lynn :)

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. And you were right. It TOTALLY did. I LOVED your piece. :) Hugs

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  12. Finally finished something!I lost my Dad many years ago but have some great memories. Wonderful that you made peace with your Dad. I'm am sure he would be proud of all your hard work :)

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    1. Catharine, Thank you! It's so important to me to know my father is proud of me. xx :)

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  13. Cute tea sketches. I hope today was filled with wonderful memories of your dad that helped ease your sadness a bit.

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    1. Thank you, Rita. I appreciate your warm thoughts. :)

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  14. love your sweet tea pots and cups! Father's Day can be a difficult day when your dad is missing...I'm sure he is watching you from heaven and so proud of all you have accomplished!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Yes, it brings great comfort knowing my father re-dedicated his heart to God before passing...which in return, I know he's in Heaven looking down on me. :)

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  15. I always enjoy your tea theme sketches--very cute and whimsical. I love that you had the opportunity to mend things with your father before his passing and I'm sorry you didn't have more time with him. I agree with what others have said here--I think your dad is proud of you. Aloha

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    1. Thank you! I love LOVE tea. hahaha :) You inspire me as well. Thank you for your lovely comment about my father. It means alot. xx

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  16. Your dad is smiling at this beautiful post and giving you a hug ;o) Love the tea pots ;o) Take Care ;o)

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    1. Thank you. I really appreciate your sweet comment. xx :)

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