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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 1:36 AM | ,

Hi there! Today I have a couple projects to share but before I get those I wanted to thank all of you who have asked about my sweet sister Marlene. I'm sad to share that Marlene has lost her fight against breast / brain cancer and is no longer suffering. I'm very grateful for your thoughts and prayers.  

Shown below is a photo of Marlene and my dear niece Renee, Marlene's daughter that was taken last summer shortly after Marlene had received the terminal diagnosis that the cancer had metastasized to her brain.
Up first is a card that I made for my dear niece Renee, Marlene's daughter. Renee is 28 years young which is way too young to lose her Mom. Renee is a First Lieutenant currently serving in the U.S. Army as a Registered Nurse. My heart aches for her, her brother and my BIL. 
I combined a couple of stamp sets from PTI. The pumpkins were stamped using a deep orange ink but I think the images appear more red than orange in the photographs.
For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the Fab Friday challenge:
Up next is an 8" x 10" still life oil painting:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday and 30 in 30 Day 16 sites:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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26 Sweet Comments So Far:

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

I am so sorry to read about your dear sister and wish you and your family all the strength you need to to cope with your loss. I am sure your niece will be very happy with your beautiful ard.
The painting is fabulous, you always manage to create something wonderful!

Lisa said...

Oh Mona, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through but take comfort that she is with God now and no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The card you made for Renee is gorgeous, as is the picture of her and her mom. Your painting is stunning!! The depth and dimension are amazing!! Sending lots of comforting hugs and healing prayers your way, my friend.

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Greta said...

My heart aches for your family, Mona--sending love & hugs. Beautiful picture of your sister & niece. People don't realize how important it is to have pictures when they refuse to have them taken. I've always loved those pumpkins & they do look to be a beautifully dark orange. The background is perfect! You've certainly taken to painting with being able to do such different looks--this one is lovely!

Christine L said...

Oh Marlene... I am so very sorry to hear your sad news... no words can tell you how I feel for what you're going through.. such a difficult time for you all. Only know that as you say, she is no longer suffering. It is always worse for those left behind and I know you will miss her dreadfully. What a beautiful photo you have of her and your niece... a lovely memory to keep close by.

Your card and painting are both wonderful... and I'm glad that you can take comfort in your crafting.. it's been a major therapy for me over time, and I hope it provides the same for you.

Big hugs for you
Christine x

stampwithamyk said...

So sorry for your loss, sending a little hug your way. Beautiful card, I love the woodgrain background and the pretty pumpkins. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Heather said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister - my thoughts are with you and your family. So glad you are able to turn to some creativity therapy - the best kind. A lovely card you have here, sweet warm colors, and I love that scalloped oval shape you've used. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday, and God's Peace to you and yours...

Clare Lloyd said...

Sorry to hear about your sister. Your oil painting is beautiful

Cheryl W. said...

I was so saddened to read the heartbreaking news of your sister's death. Gentle, virtual hugs to you,Mona. I hope that painting and crafting give you some sense of comfort. Both your card and still life painting are lovely.

Liz said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss :( Keep her in your art and your memories.

I like your pumpkins and the card has such subtle but strong design. Lovely work.

Your painting is wonderfully vibrant. The bowl simply glows with the light source and the brushstrokes have such energy. Fabulous work.

Thank you for sharing. Best wishes to you and your family.

Liz

Sherrie K. said...

Mona, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet sister, Marlene. I can't imagine what you are going through my friend. My thought and prayers are with you and the family.
Your card is beautiful and your oil painting is gorgeous!
Sending prayers and hugs to you,
Sherrie K

Helen Wallace said...

Thinking of you as you grieve the death of your dear Sister, I'm sorry to hear that her daughter is so young. Cancer sucks - it's in our family too. Your card is simple and gorgeous and the still life lovely. Hugs

Ros Crawford said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your lovely sister... There are no words to take away the pain you and the family are feeling but know that I am thinkibg of you all..
Your card is so lovely and your artwork leaves me speechless ... Stunning!

Lynn said...

So sorry. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Beautiful work as always.

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my dear, dear Mona. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care my dear.
Your card and art work are gorgeous.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I also lost my sister to cancer so my heart knows your heart. Sending all the love and positive feelings to you and your family.

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
My heart and prayers go to you and your family for the loss of your sweet sister. I am still reeling from the loss of my sister. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Warm hugs, Kathy

Maria said...

Sorry to hear about your, sister, Marlene! My thoughts and prayers are with you and family! A wonderful photo of Marlene and Renee! And your painting is stunning! Take care, hugs!

Susan Lankford said...

There are no adequate words...I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear sister. I pray that you and your family will comfort one another in this loss. I know Renee will appreciate the lovely card you've made for her.

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh no, Mona! Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about your sister Marlene. Hugs and prayers to you and her family. Your card and painting are so pretty. I am sure your niece will appreciate the card, too.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I am so sorry to hear your very sad news. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sending hugs!

Giggles said...

There is not one time that I have visited your blog that I haven't thought about your sister! I felt you would let us know when you wanted to speak of it!! So sorry for the family loss.. just devastating for all who loved her! May she rest in peace. Love the photo and the art.

Big Hugs Giggles

Lisa Elton said...

I so sorry for your loss Mona. I will keep you and your sister's family in my prayers. She fought a good fight and now she can rest. Sending love and hugs your way. This is a lovely photo of your sister and niece. I like the sweet autumn card with the cute pumpkins and textured background!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Ah Mona I am sooooo sorry for your loss. You have often been in my thoughts and I know how devastating it is. Thinking of you all <3
I love your little card and the still life. Much love

Amanda Mertz said...

My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your sister. I hope you have many happy memories that you can all share with each other. Your card to your niece is beautiful; i love the wood embossing and the light distressing on the edges. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Davi said...

Dear Mona, I am SO very sorry to hear your sad news about your Sis! Praying that your heart is comforted. Your card for your niece is beautiful and Im sure she will appreciate it coming from her sweet aunt. You painting is fabulous, I love it! Hugs to you!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm sorry for you loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Your card is fabulous and I love your painting. Cyber hugs.


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