MY SKETCH BOOK ~ My Journal, My Journey . A Few Sketches 2004 – 2006 .

Recording memories by sketching is personal, even intimate. The results awaken the same emotions you experienced as you sketched the occasions, places and people in your sketch books.  Since 2005 I have carried a sketch book in my car but my entries have been sporadic. My sketching ability leaves much to be desired – it is too tentative with short lines rather than long sure ones, however, looking through some of my past efforts retrieves lovely memories, lovely moments – happy, lonely, poignant ones – all a part of me.

2004 – 2005

A Man Fishing, Rockwood Conservation Area - June 14 2004
A Man Fishing, Rockwood Conservation Area – June 14 2004

 

Greg's Ties (unfinished) June 2004
Greg’s Ties (unfinished) June 2004

Greg'sTies (finished) Jn 2004

                                                                  Greg’s Ties (finished)  June 2004
 
NORAD Mountain, North Bay. View from Mom's Kitchen Window March 15, 2005
NORAD Mountain, North Bay. View from Mom’s Kitchen Window March 15, 2005
Our Urn of Geraniums - June 1, 2005
Our Urn of Geraniums – June 1, 2005

2006

Carrie's Vase - February 2006
Carrie’s Vase – February 2006

 

Treasure Island Florida (near Petersburg) with Della & Norm, & Helen - March 2006
Treasure Island Florida (near Petersburg) with Della & Norm, & Helen – March 2006
Jo's Garden - July 2006
Jo’s Garden – July 2006

 

Enjoying a Glass of Wine in Jo's Garden;  Jo & Friend - July 2006
Enjoying a Glass of Wine in Jo’s Garden; Jo & Friend – July 2006

 

Old Shed, Oxford Rd, Bright ON - Aug 9 2006
Old Shed, Oxford Rd, Bright ON – Aug 9 2006

 

West Montrose Covered Bridge, with Bren & Ty at 'Camp Nana & Papa's' -Aug16 06
West Montrose Covered Bridge, with Bren & Ty at ‘Camp Nana & Papa’s’ – Aug16 2006
Mom, Evelyn King Robertson in Civic Hospital, North Bay, Ontario -  Dec.26 2006.
Mom, Evelyn King Robertson in Civic Hospital, North Bay, Ontario – Dec.26 2006.
Christmas Lights & gorgeous Sunset on Lake Nipissing. View from Mom's hospital room on 3 West -  Dec. 27 2006.
Christmas Lights & gorgeous Sunset on Lake Nipissing. View from Mom’s hospital room on 3 West – Dec. 27 2006.

 

 My mother died two weeks later, on January 13, 2007

The day she died, I promised her I would remember her in blue skies, sunsets, flowers and on a gentle breeze.

I am so grateful for the nearly six weeks I spent with her in hospital, for all our wonderful times together through the years, for our long distance mother-daughter chats, for her and Dad’s love.

My next post will continue from 2007.

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4 thoughts on “MY SKETCH BOOK ~ My Journal, My Journey . A Few Sketches 2004 – 2006 .

  1. What a talented woman you are, Linda! I love the sketch of your mother especially. What a lovely way to have spent time with her, creating het another memory but this time on paper. Love getting your blogs – a great way to know what you are up to!

    1. Miss you. Any chance of getting together (with pat & Helene too) before you head east? Maybe half way for each of us.
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. What a faithful follower you are. Big hugs

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