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 ~


  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.

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

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

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

  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!

  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.


  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!

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

  8. Nice sketch and tribute to him.


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