Monday, July 12, 2010

"Agave and Friends..."

We are back home now...
adjusting to
the "new normal" that invariably follows
tragedy and loss.
Scott and I want thank each of you
for your prayers, cards, comments, and emails
of sympathy and condolence
regarding the passing of his father
"Ollie."
Your words and thoughts lighten our hearts.
Ollie, who was an artist and woodcrafter,
loved to watch me draw
especially during these last months.
As I look through my sketchbooks
filled with the many sketches I have yet to paint
fond memories
of him and our visits flood my mind.
At some point, when I feel ready, I will finish them...
and post them for you to see.
For now though...
I will keep them tucked away...
and
attempt to slowly work back into the
blogging universe
where
all of you wonderful artistic friends
make my spirit soar.

Happy Cactus Monday...Cherish the day...:)

"Today a new sun rises for me;
everything lives,
everything is animated,
everything seems to speak to me of my passion,
everything invites me to cherish it.”
~
Ninon de Lenclos

12 comments:

Joan said...

Sending love from New Zealand ..
i was thinking.. when the sun sets in one part of the world it is rising in another..

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Welcome back to the fold of your blogger art friends, after your sad experience. Sounds as though Ollie had a wonderful life and lots of love around right to the end.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. Welcome back. Happy Cactus Monday.

studio lolo said...

I like picturing you drawing with Ollie looking over your shoulder.
I'm pretty sure he still will be ;)

Hugs,
Lolo♥

Teri C said...

This is a beautiful painting to dedicate to Ollie. I'm sure he is smiling. Such a sorrow to lose a loved one. My sympathy.
Welcome back.

❤HCM❤

Marthann's Musings said...

Glad you are back safe and sound. This is a beautiful tribute for him. Your work will come when it needs to. Glad all is healing and will be better.

Julie said...

Hi Margaret. I am so sorry to hear of you and your husbands loss. He sounded like such an absolutely wonderful man, and father in law! I kknow he will be missed. I can feel your sadness. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Glad you are home safely.

marianne said...

Beautiful post and Cactus painting Margaret!
And the quotation is so beautiful as well......

Sending a big hug to comfort you and healing thoughts your way.........
HCM

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Hi! I am new to the blogger world and am sadden to hear of your loss. But what an incredible painting you are sharing with us. It is quite lovely and would be beautiful in my home. I have a tex-mex house surrounded by succulents. HCM

kikipotamus said...

My love goes out to you. That's a wonderful quote by Ninon de Lenclos.

PAK ART said...

I'm sure you will be inspired to do works of art in his memory when you are ready. HCM

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

So sorry about your loss. In time you will be able to do those paintings as a lovely tribute to him.