Thursday, February 18, 2010


"My Solace"
10x14 watercolor

     I was planning on posting about procrastination. I have a lot of major art shows coming up in the next two weeks and I wanted to have something fantastic for them, something that would set my work apart from the other thousand entries. And then yesterday I got news that a friend of my family passed away, leaving his young wife and three little kids behind. I wasn't particularly close to him, but my sister was best friends with his wife, and I as the annoying little sister spent a lot of time tagging along with them. She (his wife) always made me feel welcome and loved and became a friend of my own. My heart aches for her and her family. I couldn't sleep this morning, waking up way before my alarm was set to go off. All I could think of was them and what they must be feeling now, and how I wish I could help them. It's my belief that life doesn't end at death, that families can be together forever. But still there is such pain and loss now. Knowing that when you roll over at night searching for them they won't be there, that you'll never hear their cars squeaky brakes pulling into the driveway again. It's so easy to go through life thinking it will never change, that people will always be around for us to tell them we love them one more time. But that isn't true, things always change. So I've been hugging my family closer to me, trying to imprint in my brain everything I never want to forget about them, trying to live without regrets. Letting them know that they are my life, showing them that I am so greatful that they are mine, and that they are still here.


  1. I agree with everything you wrote. This reminds me to never take anyone for granted. Thanks for an inspiring post.

  2. You said everything I was thinking, but more beautifully. Thank you Luv you

  3. Your words are beautiful... never take things for granted and never live with regrets... sketch every memory in your brain...

    Such an inspiring post!

  4. Thanks you guys, your comments always help.

    Luv you too Jenny Lee :)

  5. Just an addition to my comment above. (I posted an award for you this morning.)

  6. Hi Crystal :) We must run in the same bloggy circles. ;) Glad you found me and that your comment brought me over here.

    I'm very sorry for the loss of your family friend. A very good friend of mine lost her younger brother two weeks ago (he also left a young wife and three children), and then last week three close friends lost older family members. I completely understand just wanting to be there for your friends, and also how it makes you hold your loved ones close.

    I look forward to reading more and I definitely look forward to seeing more of your pieces!


  7. Roxy thanks so much for the award! I have been wanting that one ;)

    Lindsey, so glad you came to my blog! And thanks so much for your kind words. It's so hard to lose loved ones even when they are a little removed from you, really makes you think.

    I hope you stop back by soon!

  8. Oh gosh this is beautiful! So sweet and innocent :-D
    It kinda reminds me of babies soggy chins and dribble!


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