Random Remembrances

Today’s post was supposed to be about a wonderful neighborhood festival commemorating the end of summer but I find myself inclined to a bit more of a random remembrance frame of mind.  The festival will appear later!  I attended a funeral this morning, the son of a dear friend who left this earth and way too soon.  The service was beautiful and captured the essence of his spirit.  A lover of lives was this young man and reference was made to his love for animals – his habit of naming everything from lizards to dogs was lovingly remembered.

This summer I have been taking an online sketch class and it has been a totally fun experience.  One of the lessons, “Start with a Splatter”, came to mind while remembering this young man’s love of animals.  It seemed that every splatter on my page brought about thoughts of small animals (or flowers!).  Now, I am really going out on a limb here to share these!

Splatter paint

They just feel childlike and simple, and are my tribute to his love for all things living…

Splatter paint

On my kitchen counter, zinnias drying for seed saving…

Zinnias for seed

symbolic of the circle of life.

A random dot painting of the beautiful super moon I saw early in the summer…

Watercolor Moon

assured that he is at peace, as peaceful as this moon reflecting on water makes me feel.

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  1. Darian Gibson says:

    A lovely, lovely post today.
    Thank you my friend!
    D : )

  2. Gayle Royals says:

    A beautiful post—and thank you for sharing your drawings.

  3. Debbie Cannon says:

    This was really a beautiful post.

  4. I am loving your work – such a sweet , wonderful tribute! So proud of you!

  5. Donna Lander says:

    Marsha, This a wonderful reflection about this young man. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cathy Boyle says:

    Marsha, such a loving remembrance…
    I am so impressed with your drawings! You are so talented in many ways.