Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday Sketches (Pelicans & New Family)

It's been an incredibly long but wonderful week. For those of you who've not heard, I made a quick decision to fly to Kentucky to not only see old family I've not seen in 9+ years but finally meet both my brother and sister I knew about growing up - but had never met. It's been joyous, surreal, and many tears shed - it's been an incredible miracle!  Just in a week there's been great healing my family has needed for such a long time.

With that said, enjoy my pelican illustration above. These magnificent birds are my favorite and I have finally taken the time to sketch one out and I quite like it! More soon! It's very late here and I'm currently packing in order to fly home to Colorado tomorrow!

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10 comments

  1. glad to hear your family reunion worked out well. It is important in todays world I think.

    I too love pelicans but we don´t have them :(

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  2. I think it's really a great experience to meet your brother and sister for the first time. It must have been such a remarkable encounter and a wonderful first step with regard to the healing your family has needed. I wish I could have something like this as well but my father unfortunately never wanted to see me although I travelled to Canada when I was 27 and wanted to meet him for the first time. He refused my wish to meet him, he refused me so I still sometimes miss my roots and can therefore imagine very well how happy you must be now. The pelican is lovely! I love his humorous look and the wonderful yellow beak. And thank you again for always hosting the Sunday Sketches! It's great to be part of it :)

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  3. It's so wonderful to be with a family. Mine stays in Saint Petersbourg while I'm here in France, and yes, We miss each other crazy. So good for you to meet your folks ! and your pelican looks glad as well

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  4. I am so glad that meeting your brother and sister was a happy experience for you. Your life has really unfolded in some amazing ways.

    Love the pelican! He looks very sly.

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  5. Sweet pelican, so happy for you too.

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  6. What an incredible reunion you had! I am so happy for you! Family is so important. And thanks for having Sundays Sketches!

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  7. What a lovely pelican and what an incredible experience. I am so glad for you.

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  8. What a great way to welcome a new month and summer! May you spend many more wonderful days with your siblings.
    Love your pelican, we have them and love watching them!

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  9. Like you, I love the Pelicans and am blessed by being visited by a large flock of them migrating north every year. I too have sketched one ... perhaps I will share it with you next week. And, what a wonderful gift finding your brother and sister. Life is good if we look in the right places.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  10. happy news that you've been reunited with your family and healing can continue. Love the pelican too!

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