Sunday, July 23, 2006

Happier days

tomcosta
A sketch of Tom from a couple of weeks ago, before the madness of having to make cathartic funeral arrangements for my crazy mother.

9 Comments:

Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

'making cathartic funeral arrangements for my crazy mother'??? Now, that is some story in a two lines. Are you going to do some drawing at the event? I did at a Tongan funeral some time ago - drew some of the mourning women. A rather cheeky thing to do, but I wanted to capture the kind of dress they wore- mats and black.
Wendy

7/23/2006 11:01 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

PS
Julie,
What is your connection with Fiji? You are listed as having a Fiji blog, so, how long ago were you in Fiji? You are still listed in Technorati apparently, on the top of the list!
W.

7/23/2006 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

I agree with 'cathartic funeral arrangements??' I hope no one close to you has died, Julie. Hope the madness ends soon.

7/23/2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Well, I'm guessing that the funeral arrangements have helped your mom feel better about things ... I hope it doesn't mean there are troubles there! Thinking of you either way!

7/23/2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Whoops sorry, exhaustion has made me unclear, it's my catharsis and it's my mum's funeral. My other blog has more about it.
Wendy we lived in Fiji from 1962 to 1974 including a couple of years in Labasa.

7/23/2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Julie,
This is my first visit. I found you via "The Creative Journey." Wow, I'm so excited to see your work. This is the way I'd like to draw one day: relaxed, playful, and supported by excellent technique. I like the bold quality of your lines. I've recently set off on a journey of discovering my own artistic bent. I'll now visit your painting blog. Thank you for sharing all of this. It's really inspiring!

7/24/2006 2:27 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

In Labasa! We were there 1972 Jan to 1975 Jan and lived at Vatuadova and Nukutatava. Our paths never crossed though!
Isa lei, your Mum's funeral. This is something really heavy. I went to a funeral this morning, a sweet lady, 91 and one of her friends told me the other day, 'Getting old, Wendy, is not good'.
W.

7/24/2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

"crazy mother..." LOL, I got one of those...just wanted to say I love your work and hope the funeral arrangements go smoothly

7/25/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Not sure what the whole story is, but blessings to you.

7/26/2006 5:49 AM  

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