Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm still Standing...

Hello my artsy friends!  I'm so sorry I haven't been able to post for the last month.  I hope you haven't forgotten about me!  I even missed my first blogaversary!  I would like to make up for it with a give away before the holidays come upon us... We'll see. 

As some of you know, I have been spending most of my time taking care of my father as his illness progressed.  It is with great sadness that I share his passing with you.  He left us on Oct. 11th in the morning, 2 weeks short of his 86th birthday.  My Mom is doing well but we are both exhausted and in the process of grieving and change.  Thank you to all of you who shared their prayers and well wishes to my Dad and Mom and gave me support over the last several months.

My creativity has been at an all time low but today I was able to do a working sketch of a fairy that I want to develop into a painting at some later date.  So here she is...


Working sketch of faerie

I had to halt my reorganization of my studio but I really am not too far from being finished.  I'm hoping to share it within the next couple of weeks along with some new art too.

Keep arting, my lovelies, and I certainly will too!

Forever in art,

Jessi



17 comments:

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Glad you're back Jess. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad passing. Keep your chin up.
Hugs to you.
Kyles :D
P.s your fairy looks great.

Heather Henry said...

Oh Jess, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'd been hoping that all was well and you were and are definitely in my thoughts.
Your drawing is so beautiful, like all of your art. I love it. Big hugs to you.

Cameron said...

I am so sorry, Jessi....((hugs))
Please don't apologize for taking any time you need...we will always still be here :)

As for your fairy, she is breathtaking....pensive, sweet....I rather like her in sketch form....almost art nouveau this way.

Please don't rush...but, I look forward to seeing you here again.
Hugs to your mom, too,
Cam

linda said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It sounds like you are managing to get your life back together. Just take each day as it comes.

Your faerie has a very wistful look about her and is a beauty, and I think she suits being a black and white sketch.

Hugs and best wishes.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry for you and your family jess--don't apologize for anything--it's tough going through a sad time like this--you'll be in my thoughts.
Your drawing is exquisite.

amylynne said...

So sorry for you and your family.....I pray you find peace and hope during this time.

Beautiful sketch!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Much love and comfort to you, your family, and your mom. xoxo

WrightStuff said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jessie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be sure to take good care of yourself too.

MeUpcycled said...

Sending you my deepest condolences on your Dad's passing, Jessi. May he inspire you and watch over you in Spirit. Hugs, comfort, and peace to you and your Mom.

Janelle said...

My thoughts are with you and your mother during this time. I hope that you find healing. Your fairy is beautiful and will make a lovely painting.

Janet said...

It's good seeing you back in Blogland but I was so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Joanna said...

Jessie, my heart goes out to you as I'm aproaching the anniversary of my Dad passing a yr ago. My thoughts & prayers will be with you & your family through this so difficult time.

Your fairie is truly a beautiful work of art, & can't wait to see how she developes :)

xo Joanna

Maggie said...

Hi Jess,

I am so sorry about your loss. I know Cheyenne and Jasper are taking good care of you. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

XOXO,
Maggie

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

Jess, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I'm sending much love to you, your Mom, and the rest of your family. I hope your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Big hugs to you,
Cia

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

Forgot to say, I LOVE this faerie! Her face is so full of emotion and life. Beautiful drawing, hon.

Kristin said...

Oh Jessi!
I am so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner to pass on my sincere well wishes for both you and your Mom. You are loved (and so stinkin' talented)! xoxoxo

Emakesart said...

Oh sweetie!! I'm SO very sorry about your dad!! I'm sending a little prayer your way.

xoEsther