Friday, February 24, 2017

Her Prayers -Paint Party Friday

I have been away for quite some time.  I have missed all you wonderful people.  Though it has been nearly two and a half years, this past month has been one of the most difficult since I lost the love of my life.  This is a drawing I did just after he passed away--I completed the lineart version last week.

I hope you enjoy the details.  The sea is a picture of grief--how it is always there--the light house signifies the hope of landing on solid ground and the Light which guides me.  The boat represents courage and strength.  I will battle the rising waves--I will hang on.  The high seas engulfing that tiny craft will soon smooth themselves into peace.


Above you see my lovely model Rena.  I adore this photo--there's a sunbeam coming down upon her.  Something the camera did all on its own.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, dear Friends.  It is good to be back.  Happy Paint Party Friday!



23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely art, and hope this week will be a better one for you. Look after yourself Sweetie, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

YOur art is always so beautiful and special!
Wishing you a better week ahead!
oxo
Susi

EAGHL/Granny Annie said...

Your work is wonderful. This picture captures the depth of your loss and sadness. Welcome back. I am wishing all the best to you.

Linda Kunsman said...

this is an incredibly beautiful and touching piece of art Beth. Hope and faith to get through such a heartbreaking loss. Welcome back, and happy PPF

Giggles said...

Oh this is such a poignant heartfelt piece of art! I'm sending you love and light to help you find peace of mind. I hope March sees you feeling renewed hope as Spring arrives!

Big hugs Giggles

Faye said...

Beth, your drawings are always so beautiful and so meaningful. After 3 1/2 years, there are still days when grief overwhelms me for a short while. Maybe that will be forever the way things are. I don't know. Sending much love and many hugs. Faye

Christine said...

This is a beautiful piece, I sense the sadness in it. Welcome back Beth!

Jan said...

Your art is so much more that than a drawing. It has feelings and emotions that reach out and touch the one who views it. It has beauty and peace, hope and significance. It speaks volumes without words. It is beautiful. It is touching. It is from deep within your heart...your soul.
I am so sorry for your loss, Beth. My prayers are with you~

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous angel so well illustrated ~ not easy to lose your loved one ~ (been there) ~ creating is healing ~ thanks,

Wishing you a peaceful Saturday ~ ^_^

Sue (this n that) said...

Dear Beth, it's really lovely to meet you and I'm so sad for you losing the love of your life. I carefully read all your words... keep hanging on to your little boat and that the calm seas are not too far away.
Your artwork is so beautiful and symbolic. It's a very nice thought to know that you are going to be part of PPF once more.
With warm good wishes, Sue

Jean said...

This is just amazing. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

denthe said...

So sorry that you had such a difficult month. This drawing is beautiful, and I love the symbolism behind it. Hope you find some peace in the coming weeks ♥

Carol said...

Sending you Prayers of Peace and Healing ... it's a difficult path you walk . Your art is amazingly beautiful and so meaningful too ♥ Also praying for better days ahead.

Serena Lewis said...

Your art is beautiful and so intricately detailed!

I am so sorry for your loss, Beth. Losing a loved one is incredibly painful and the road ahead can seem impossible but, somehow, we get through it even if we are just going through the daily motions for a while. I also wish you better days ahead.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You have been missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Your art shows the emotion in your heart. It is one day at a time and if you ever need an ear you can contact me. Hugs.

Beverley Baird said...

A beautiful drawing! So sorry for your loss Beth. As others said, all we can do is take it one day at a time, sometimes just hour by hour. Know that you are loved.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What a memorable and very touching way to honor your spouse. I always find your attentions to detail amazing. Peace.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I am sorry for your loss. The drawing is incredible and beautiful.

NatureFootstep said...

welcome back. I have missed your art.
Love the woman image both as photo and art. Glad your camera pointed her out. :=

SLScheibe said...

This is really beautiful!

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you :)

Julie said...

So beautiful, touching and heartfelt.

BLOGitse said...

I'm sorry for your loss, hopefully spring will help...
Your art is beautiful.

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Beautiful artwork!