Tuesday, January 22, 2013



Have had a sad past few days..
my Grandmother of 93 past away peacefully in her sleep
over the weekend.
She was a strong character in my life in many ways
The drawing I did was from a picture of her, I believe she was about to throw
a cantaloupe at my Grandfather who was taking the picture- it always makes me smile

And we lost one of our hens a day or two before to what I think was a hawk...
she was a beauty, gentle and humorous girl.
I'm sad of course -but it also feels like nature has taken it's course here
and I can only do my best to carry them in my heart.

They were both named "Tess"


11 comments:

  1. Only just I read your post, dear Kristen.
    My heartfelt sympathy!
    I think you have captured her very well. As you describe her so is the character of your drawing.
    Loving and honouring.
    Tess... both.
    Carrying in your heart is the best.

    Love
    xo Ariane.

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  2. beautiful tribute, kirsten.
    both.
    x
    n♥

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  3. My sympathies Kristen. I was very close to my grandmother Lucille who lived out loud to 95 years and stol miss her so much. I was her only granddaughter. Hugs - sus

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  4. my heartfelt sympathy, dear kristen! I love what you wrote! mano

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  5. Kristen and family, I am sorry for these losses and two beauties. How amazing the universe is that both Tesses parted from this earth.
    Xo
    E

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  6. I'm sure they both had a great life!

    today it is a year since my Dad died.
    so I'm sad together with you, Kristen.

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  7. beautiful portrait
    in drawing and words

    the burning candles are for you
    and them
    today

    love
    and embrace
    Patrice A.
    xo

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  8. my dear kristen,
    i deeply feel for you, and like patrice, i burn a candle for your two beautiful tesses! ♥x♥ julia

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  9. Tess and Tess are loved and though it's always sad to part from loved ones, the love carries on and will carry you through, big hug, x

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  10. I'm sorry for you my dear, but dying at this age in your sleep is one of the most wonderful ways to die I think. Your grandmother surely loves your beautiful drawing, sitting on a clowd together with this beautiful hen - smiling.
    Barbara

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  11. Dear Kristen, I am so sorry for your loss & sadness. You have drawn a lovely, humorous & loving portrait of your grandmother.....& taken a beautiful photograph of the other nobel Tess. May they live in your heart always. xxxx Sally

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