Old sketches


Life has been rather emotionally swamped this week. Artwork has been put aside so as to start working on clearing out my parents home. The insurance company came by Thursday and drop off the check for the totaled VW.Β  This weekend, there is a scheduled meeting of the siblings to determine what to do with all the property. One brother is more challenging to work with and I’m not looking forward to this event. Dread is more like it. So, today dear readers you get a sketch page from back in 2007. Life certainly was a lot easier back then. That particular day was spent doing yard work. Cutting blackberry vines, pulling weeds, tossing debris onto the burn pile. I just don’t know where to put my energy right now. So many things that need to be done in so many areas and I’m feeling like it’s all pulling me apart (siblings, lawyers, bankers, renters). I just have to keep reminding myself to take baby steps and everything will eventually work out for the best.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Created in my red sketchbook using micron pen & colored pencil.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

12 thoughts on “Old sketches

    1. Thanks. Yes, it’s a process everyone goes through in life. Some get it early, others have it extended late in life. Makes me appreciate all the support my parents gave to me. I’m just glad I can fall back into the studio and work on something to make ME happy. πŸ™‚

  1. I was so sorry to read in an earlier blog of yours about your Dad, my heart goes out to you. I know what its like, its such a cliche but time does heal, it is so about taking one day at a time. You are so talented, your Dad must have been very proud of you! I always love your dogs but am now very wowed by your sculpture, simply love the fish πŸ™‚ Thinking of you x

    1. Nikki, thanks for your thoughts. It’s been getting easier as the weeks pass and I remember going through similar stages after my mothers death 3 years ago. We’re on the precipice of going through the same thing with my husband’s parents. I probably share too much, but it’s part of my healing process. My dad and his mother were both artists. I think he enjoyed some of my work, but was quite vocal on the ones he didn’t. It makes me laugh to think of the things he would say.:)
      I thank you for your continued support in the bloggy world. I hope someday to visit the Dover area and witness the beautiful countryside. Your paintings capture so much emotion.
      Keep painting and posting!

  2. Glad to hear things are getting easier Gale.I think its great that you share it, personally I find it refreshingly honest! I too have lost both my parents to cancer, some years ago now and I have to confess that for me there has been an up side. I didn’t have an easy relationship with my mother, in part due to the fact that she was very critical of seemingly everything I did. Now i rather revel in the freedom just to be me, without the fear of constant judgement.
    It would be great if you ever visit Dover area, I would love to meet you in person πŸ™‚

    1. I’m sorry to hear of your loss, no matter how long it’s been. It’s great you are reveling with life! Keep it up and keep painting!!!!
      I hope to do a UK trip in 2014 and I’ll certainly swing through certain areas where blogging friends live!

      1. Thanks Gale πŸ™‚ I am so excited to hear you hope to come to the UK, as soon as next year!! Hope things get easier for you, at least a trip abroad is something to look forward to :)x

    1. It will happen very soon! I’m itching to come see Swansea and other areas. Plus I just have to come meet Sparta and Ming! πŸ˜‰

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