Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Creative Tuesdays: Traveling buddies


This little illustration is a huge representation of my younger brother.  He usually has some sort of backpack with him and our little scottie following right along by his side.  Other items included representing him are the cookies and coffee in the side pocket, stickers on the front of his bag (as he loves to collect stickers!) and his favorite "Sun" music t-shirt. If you look closely, you'll also see a chain around his neck with a tiny urn pendant, where he carries his wife's ashes.

Recently, my brother felt he needed to return to California for closure and spreading his wife's ashes. He's not made it back yet and we're praying he does. For this place is his home now. It's been rough pushing through the last day or so but I hope he knows he is loved and missed very much.

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  1. It's a lovely "sunny" tribute to your brother, Alexandra and a good way to keep your mind focused on the positive as we wonder if he is ok or not, with no contact, etc. Challenging indeed. You've shown her ea lovely best of kid version of him that is very endearing indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Mooks. Challenging, very much so and hoping we hear something soon!

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  2. I recognise those stickers too and a big backpack is perfect for him! Well done. I'm amazed you foind the resources to do this but than you. Everyone will love it, I know.

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    1. Yep...he loved collecting stickers and it was fun seeing him get excited when he found a new one....

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  3. I adore this! I like the yellowish tints with the orange for the backpack, it's just perfect. and scottie- what a cutie! another great take on the theme.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you, Lissa. I hadn't planned on adding yellow until the last minute and felt it was perfect. Thank you. Hope you're having a lovely week! :)

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  4. Oh I hope he returns soon, I can understand your concern. Wonderful drawing for the theme too.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Me, too! It's aching so much not knowing where he is and if he's OK...is he on his way back? Sigh.

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  5. It's a great illustration. Sorry about your brothers loss. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your caring thoughts.

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  6. Good luck and all the best for your younger brother! I love the little boy with the big bagback!

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  7. Alexandra,
    As soon as I saw your painting I smiled at how you used orange in such a way. It is such a lovely sweet and sensitive piece. Your brother is on a journey - a new one and I pray that he will be able to find loving support and help with his loss. Love the dog too.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  8. I absolutely love the little fella with the big orange back pack, and the sunflowers say summertime to me every time!

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  9. I hope your brother finds his way home to you,,,

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