Monday, March 28, 2016

Dear Departed Drawings ~ Joel 34



Still bringing up tones, filling in background, tiny adjustments to faces, arms, carousel horse.  Only afforded 30ish minutes of drawing time today.


July 29, 2014
I hate every single minute of this...missing him ~ Karen


Monday, March 21, 2016

Dear Departed Drawings ~ Joel 32



I worked for an hour making a few small adjustments to Joels face, background and a bit of fixing on Kendalynns face.  The completion is in sight, planned to finish before Mothers Day.  It was always the plan but now it seems more final.  I have been contacted about a private commission for twin boys that will start after Joel is lovingly completed.  Each portrait is treated with the most care and patience possible all the way to the end.    I am grateful to be able to provide this love to families <3
I also have a commissioned family tree silhouette painting this week, and with the owners permission I will be sharing photos on my instagram @heady_dreadie.  Work may be intermittent on portraits for a minute here and there.

September 23, 2015
As people are waking I know that today is a normal day for them...but to us it is a special day, a day that makes us happy and sad all at once...today you would have been 37, and you would have woken up to pick on me to remind me that I turned 37 first...I don't know what hurts more missing you every day of our lives or knowing how much you miss us...in just 4 short days our daughter will turn 5...and you would have been so proud of the little girl she has become...she has my attitude of course but sometimes acts just like you. Oh the things that come out of her mouth...just ask Lee and Nicole...❤🎊🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 Happy Birthday in Heaven my love...  ~ Karen



Sunday, March 20, 2016

Dear Departed Drawings ~ Joel 31


This photo has been sitting and waiting for me to post it for about 5 days.  Back to work, some times it is good to step away and take a little break.  When I come back I have a new perspective and see things I didn't see before.  I worked for about 45 minutes, mostly on the carousel horse and Joels arm.   I have been working hard on my home based business Sacred Batik and Dye.  I admit it had been eating up my time this past two weeks but I am working to balance everything out and the gears are turning more regularly now.


September 13, 2015

~ Karen



Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dear Departed Drawings ~ Joel 30


I worked for an hour today.  Mostly on Kendalynns dress, a bit on her arm, her knee, and the background.


September 2, 2015
First day of her second year of preschool...and these days still break my heart over and over.... ~ Karen





Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dear Departed Drawings ~ Joel 29


Worked for an hour on background for the carousel today.   Looking forward to deepening tones to make everything pop.


July 26, 2014
Missing him...
And the fact that he never missed an opportunity to us we are beautiful. Love and miss you with all our hearts ~ Karen




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