Remembering My Creative Muse
(A Personal Story)
Well guys, I’ve kind of been AWOL for a little while, but I’ve had good reason…That reason is that I have sad news to share. So this is one of the few posts I’ve written in which I am not in my upbeat project mindset unfortunately.
I don’t get into my personal life all that much here unless it relates to something I’m writing about, but this one is of a whole other ball game and a more deeply personal nature. My husband recently passed away on the 27th of July after a long bout with multiple symptoms; most of which were befuddling to deal with much less find the cause or relief of.
He’s going to be missed terribly, to say the least; and I’m not the only one grieving; my in-laws are equally broken up. We were able to get together and remember the light he shined in all our lives….But as I don’t want this post to become too much of a sad story, I want to take a moment to pay homage to him. Although my husband didn’t live to practice art to the point that I do; he did demonstrate talent, as evidenced by these colored pencil sketches below.
The sketch on the left is supposed to be Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants (yep, he looked at that show sometimes, I think all of us have a juvenile retreat to indulge in from time to time) dressed like a leprechan or something, and that one on the right, if I had to guess, is his rendition of St Sebastian.
His “thing” was more computer and animation graphics…I remember his big dream in life for the last two years before his death were to DIY the ultimate arcade cabinet (yep he was a very devoted gamer) which I stood by….But as much as I wish I could bring this dream to reality, I don’t know if I have the aptitude for something like that 🙁
One of my earliest memories of him fixing something for me was the time he was able to rig my mason jar lamp -The harp was not sitting on correctly after a while and he was able to attach a couple of screws to hold in in place firmly. (That is, until something on it got loose and I ended up taking that part out altogether and redoing the lamp insides– sorry)
Well, while I’m not sure what direction this blog will take now that my better half has passed on, one thing for sure I want to honor him as well as I can even if I somehow don’t learn to build that arcade cabinet…