Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Miscellany.......

My sad anniversary has passed again....quietly. It's been two years since Bob died peacefully in his sleep. I miss him every day, but I've moved on by re-inventing a life for myself without him in it...For you, Bob;

                                          "We were born before the wind
                                            Also younger than the sun.
                                            Ere the bonnie boat was won,
                                           And we sailed into the mystic"

This is us in 1972 with our first child.

Same man - hanging around on a cliff just a few weeks before he died.

I've got a couple of classes coming up at Bear Essence in Tooradin in early June: firstly a two day class to create a rabbit child like this (using a pre-made paperclay head blank) If you are based in Victoria and would be interested in this or any of the other classes offered, get in touch with Kim or Josey using the link above.

The other class is a one-day one to make one of these simple painted "Sukeshi" dolls

The class at the Ballarat Fibre Forum went really well, even though I only had a smallish group. It was a great week, being cloistered away with like-minded people!
And one final is the sketchbook planning I've been doing for the start of the "Imagined Poet" series (see previous post).


Sherri Farley said...

That is so sad. My husband & I were probably married around the same time as you and Bob. Free spirits! My greatest fear in life is loss of our children or my soul mate. My little sister passed away 2 years ago on the 15th of this month & my mother passed away 6 months after her. Neither death was peaceful. It has been a difficult 2 years for me, so I certainly have some understanding of your struggle with grief. My thoughts are with you. Beautiful creations.

Susan McMahon said...

Thanks Sherri. I am ever more grateful for the years we did have together......we virtually grew up together, since we met in our teens. Death is the inevitable consequence of life and it is the common story to everyone, but that doesn't make it any easier.

Chip Butter said...

This touches deeply....The expressions of those so young when the whole world lay before them. Your sketchbook is a work of art. I love the way you just let your creativity go.....

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