Saturday, 27 March 2010

May you rest in peace, Albie

Yesterday, Brad and I went to a service for Albie, a good friend of Mum and Dad's.  Albie lived with his wife, Joan, in the same over-50's village where my parents reside.  It was a beautiful service which Albie actually organised himself over the past year.  He was loved by many and lived a full and happy life.  I'm sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  I paid personal tribute to him with a sketch in my journal.

Pigma Micron pen in A5 sketchbook
Click on the image to enlarge and see it more clearly.   I am fairly pleased with this quick - pen only - sketch as I did manage a good likeness that the kids easily recognised when I showed it to them.   I think I am finally over my fear of working in pen only.  I do like the more loose feel you get with pen.

Earth Hour is tonight so between 8:30pm and 9:30pm we will be turning off the lights, shutting down computers and turning off the TV. We may light a candle or two and do some sketching or reading by candlelight.

Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Love, light and peace ~

8 comments:

  1. what a beautiful journal post. You do great on faces! And your writing is so beautiful (words & draftmanship). Sorry for the loss of your friend.

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  2. A beautiful tribute to your friend, and a thoughtful remembrance. Your sketch is amazing for a portrait done with pen only.

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  3. What a nice tribute! He does sound well loved. :)

    I forgot about Earth Night. Thanks for reminding me. :):)

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  4. Your sketch is a lovely tribute to him Serena! Without pencil lines first I am lost, what a brave and talented artist you are!

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  5. Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom and Dad's friend Albie! Now he will suffer no more and may he rest in peace.

    Hugs

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  6. I am sorry for your loss, Serena. The pen sketch is wonderful, though, a beautiful tribute. :)

    We'll be joining you for Earth Hour tonight, way over on the other side of the globe!

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  7. I like the idea of writing your own arrangements. A celebration of life.
    Condolences to all who will miss Albie.

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  8. Nice sketch and tribute to him.

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