Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Sketches

This is a tribute I've been wanting to paint for quite some time for my father.  It will be 24 months soon, since daddy passed.  My heart is still very sad.  Sigh. 

In August of last year, I was taken to my first Blind Pilot concert for my birthday to help create a new, happy memory to ease the pain of his death (as I last saw him on my birthday the year before and just a few months before his death). It truly was THE BEST GIFT ever and I'm forever grateful to this FAB guy (left), Israel Nebeker and the band, in making it extra special for me.  They helped me create a happy memory for my birthday every year and for that, I'm grateful.  :)

Happy SS!  Wishing you a bright and beautiful day! 

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29 comments

  1. What a beautiful tribute! Like art, music can truly have healing powers. Wishing you the best always!

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  2. This is really touching. May you continue to find peace in art and music. Blessings!

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  3. Very nice tribute. You use Sakura Koi Watercolors too? I have these that I got from Amazon (used these with a Moleskine Watercolor). I'm not exactly fond of watercolor, well I am, when I choose to be! I'm actually pretty bad at it.

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  4. A wonderful tribute to you Dad! Happy memories definitely ease the pain! Beautiful painting!

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  5. So glad you have this positive memory!

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  6. Good wishes sent. Hope your Birthday's are splendid in future. Your painting is so happy and cheery looking :)

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  7. This is really a noteworthy story of how life gave you back a happy memory! Good to hear! And the sketch of the blue bus is so lovely!

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  8. I love your happy bus - it's gorgeous. Just the right shade of blue :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  9. Hi Alexandra. I have not joined in for a while, but I have been sketching last night and so have a post to share. Hope you are well!
    Sue xxx

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  10. I love your big blue bus...
    Sue xx

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  11. Sorry, Alexandra, I have just realised the significance of your post. I agree with Abigail that is a lovely tribute and it will help you to heal.
    Sue xx

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  12. It is so wonderful to make new and happy memories. This is a lovely piece of work. I agree with Abigail - music, light art can heal too. xx

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  13. Hugs for your sadness, and for your birthday too! A delightful blue bus brightens this day and time! Nice idea to give yourself a happy memory for this time of mixed emotions! Thanks
    for giving us a place to share at Sunday Sketchers! Enjoy your Koi paints. I've been using my small travel set for a few years now! The green is almost gone! ;-)

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  14. Thanks for hosting Sunday Sketchers, I enjoy seeing everyone's work. The years may dull the pain but I don't believe we ever get over losing our parents but you have found a wonderful way to pay tribute to your father and the life he gave you.

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  15. Thanks again for hosting SS. Hope every time you look at your blue bus painting all the wonderful memories come back to you.

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  16. Thanks for hosting Alexandra! What an awesome drawing...I love the perspective. The colors are amazing!! I want to try those watercolors...SOON!!

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  17. I love your big blue bus and the story you told is wonderful. I am so glad you've been able to make room in your heart for some new and happy memories. Thanks, as always for hosting Sunday Sketches.

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  18. Thanks for hosting Sunday Sketchers! and thats a lovely tribute!

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  19. What a bright and happy painting! It's hard to lose someone you love, I'm glad there are people who are there for you to ease the pain.

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  20. Sorry for your loss but glad you were able to adapt.

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  21. What a sweet way to remember your father. He would be so proud of you!

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  22. how wonderful to have people that help create new memories, a treasure for sure.
    your art is also a wonderful piece. nice to relieve a wonderful experience. Happy Early Birthday!

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    1. Tammie, I appreciate your sweet words. It was a wonderful experience. :)

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  23. This painting is fantastic and I am so happy, that it's a happy memory ;o) Your dad will always be with you! I know it's hard! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you, sweet girl!! Hugs! :)

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  24. Your Painting has such bright and beautiful colors! I love this shade of blue. I have never heard of blind pilot. I will have to go check them out on line.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your very kind words: )

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    1. Thank you, LadyCat. :) And you're very welcome. :)

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  25. dont think i have ever heard of blind pilot...will have to check them out...big smiles on the happy memories...and birthdays....

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    1. They're really good! You should check them out. Now...doesn't quite compare on a day where Linkin Park or Green Day are necessary, but still. lol :)

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