Sunday, December 30, 2012

Daddy-O

I have spent the past three weeks visiting my family south of San Francisco. My parents have been married for 61years and have lived in the same California ranch house for 56. My 86 year old dad isn't doing so well so we are all gathering around to help the patriarch. It clearly takes a village so sketching has taken a backseat to the caring for my dad.

The other night, while he held my hand, I did a quick sketch on pre-painted paper and finished it after he had gone to sleep. We take it one day at a time...

Happy New Year everyone.

8 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Beautiful heart-wrenching sketch. This last year we went through the last period of illness of my 86 year old father in law so I know something of what you are going through. My thoughts are with you and yours in this difficult time.

Jennifer Edwards said...

I'm thinking of you and your father, Jennifer. What a tender drawing which Im sure you will treasure.

Hani Hani said...

Happy new year, Jennifer

I am a huge fan of you.Your painting make everybody happy. All have special power. Thank you for sharing.

Lynn said...

My thoughts are with you at this time, Jennifer. Your parents are lucky to have such caring children. Your drawing is beautiful and meaningful.

Mary Scott said...

I'm going through a similar situation with my 92-year-old father. My heart goes out to you at this bittersweet time of drawing close and letting go ...

Sharon said...

A treasure of a sketch. Sending my thoughts your way. Take care.

Debra Washington said...

Your sketch is both inspiring and heart-wrenching. It speaks volumes. thanks for sharing!

Phil Davis said...

Lovely work and very touching.