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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 5:54 PM | , ,

Hi! I can't thank those of you enough who left such kind and heartfelt comments regarding my dear sister and for keeping my family in your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate that more than you know. I will certainly keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as well. I had a great time visiting my sister and her family, reminiscing of childhood memories and making new ones. Needless to say, talking with sister about end of her life decisions including when to stop treatments, hospice and my departure at the airport were the most heart wrenching moments that I have experienced since I lost my Mom 13 years ago. Today I have an 11" x 14" painting to share which was inspired by Nancy Medina's Strawberry Sunflower Bouquet video tutorial:
You may be wondering where the strawberries are... well, I'm practicing and I didn't leave enough room for them because I wanted to paint the flowers instead :). I am going to try to paint this again on a larger canvas with a few changes:


I'm going to join along with Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet :)
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26 Sweet Comments So Far:

Davi said...

Mona Im so happy you were able to visit with your sis! I know that the things you had to discuss were heart wrenching Mona, but also what a blessing to be able to be there with her and share that burden with her. Hopefully you will be able to spend a little more time with her soon. Your painting is wonderful! I love the sunflowers and the cheerfulness of the whole composition! You did a fantastic job :)

Diane Jaquay said...

The flowers are so beautiful! Keeping you and your sister in my prayers, Mona!

Cheryl W. said...

This is a beautiful painting, Mona. I love the strong colors - they give the delicate flowers strength. I wish that same strength for your sister, and also for you and your entire family. I know this is a difficult time, and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Lisa said...

What a GORGEOUS summer bouquet you created Mona!! Love this one so much!!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Mona--a stunning bouquet! I love the flowers & how they fill the canvas! You & your family are in my thoughts during as you go through this sad time. So glad you had a good visit with your sister.

Denise van Deventer said...

So glad you had a good time with your sister Mona, but I can only imagine that it must have been really difficult too! Our siblings are so important to us and know us is so many ways that nobody else does! I will keep you all in my prayers. Your painting is just beautiful and the sunflowers amazing....these are my favourite flowers....so this is a definite favourite for me! xx

Wilma Voermans said...

Beautiful painting Mona ! You make such great colorchoices ...

Ros Crawford said...

Life is tough and family are so important... I'm glad you and your sister were able to be together and talk. I know it's really hard... believe me! You also have your talent and what a talent ... this is so beautiful! It will keep you going and you can paint on your happy colours whenever you need to. Take care...

Samra Leshinski said...

Dear Mona, I am glad that the visit with your sister brought and made some good memories. Stay strong my dear...
About your painting...it is funny that the detail that caught my eye was not color or flower. It was the glass vase the flowers are in. Don't know why, but it just looks mesmerizing. Another stunning painting Mona!
Have a great week
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Pam said...

Gorgeous painting! /I could gaze at it for hours. Keeping you and your sister in my prayers.

Sue Lelli said...

STUNNING, Mona! I know this will look AMAZING when you paint this on a canvas! GLAD you were able to spend time with your sister during this heart wrenching time. I KNOW she loved it!

Lisa said...

Mona, I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your sister and make new memories to treasure. I can't even imagine having to make those decisions. I will keep you both and your families in my daily prayers. Hugs!!

I am constantly in awe of your painting talent!! I could just stare at your paintings all day!! This is spectacular!! You've mastered depth and dimension and color!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stella said...

I am catching up and just read about your sister. It must be wonderful to be with your sister in these difficult days.. But speaking of big decisions such as when to stop treatments must have been heartbreaking for all of you. Cancer is such a horrible disease. I hope that your sister will have wonderful moments although I realise time is short.

Your painting is gorgeous and I hope you can find some peace when you are painting. Thinking of you; take care....

Susan Lankford said...

Mona...so glad you were able to spend time with your sister! The painting is stunning! I was just thinking about getting out my summer flower sets so you are further inspiring me. And what is better than yellow and blue...so pretty!

Kathy Bradley said...

I'm glad you had a good visit with your sister. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers, as well as you and your family. I have been lighting candles for her before Mass on Sunday. Your new canvas is stunning and I love all the beautiful colors and flowers. Sending hugs your way.

Patty O'Malley said...

I just love your paintings, Mona, and this one is no exception! So beautiful! You have my continued prayers for your sister at this difficult time.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Everyone of your paintings are gorgeous!!!!
You and your sister are still in my prayers.

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, you are amazing! Your talents always blow me away! What a divine painting! What colors!!!!! I will continue to keep you and your sister in my prayers.

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

The time you spent with your dear sister is so precious, but I can imagine the heartwrenching feeling you describe. Losing people you love is one of the most difficult things in life we have to go trough. I wish you all the strenght you need, dear Mona.
And I really admire your painting skills, you are such a talented lady!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful vase of flowers Mona - so many different shapes, colors and sizes - well done! Your sister is blessed to have you to help her with these end of life health decisions Mona - I'm sure it was a heartbreaking visit - as well as full of love.... Julia xx

GabrielleH said...

Amazing flowers Mina!!! I just adore these colors! I will continue to keep you and your sister in my prayers.

Nora N. said...

Oh Mona. I can imagine your visit with your sister was extremely painful. Permanent good byes are always like this, I suppose. I am glad that you were able to have some time with her, no matter how short. I love this painting that you did. The flowers are stunning!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Mona it must be so wonderful to be able to create something so beautiful as this painting (and all the others we've seen!!!)!!!! Your flowers are simply stunning and the colours are so happy and cheerful!!!
Still thinking of you in this difficult time and keeping you and your family in my prayers!!!!
Keep well!!!!
Hugz

Kerry said...

You are so talented Mona! Your paintings are absolutely jaw dropping! These flowers are gorgeous!
So wonderful that you were able to spend some good quality time with your sis! Very important. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Charlene said...

Mona. I am so sorry :-) I haven't been in blogland lately and am so sorry to hear about your sister. I am so glad you were able to see her and I'm sure had a very special visit :-) I will keep all of you in my prayers. BIG HUGS!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so beautiful. Love the flowers and the colors. I am so sorry to hear you and your sister are going through a rough time. I will keep you and her in my prayers as well.


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