Tuesday, December 26, 2006

IF - Rest in PEACE, Big Brother!


Losing my brother in September was extremely hard — and it makes it even super hard especially around the holidays. But, I know he is in a better place now and I bet ya - probably even cooking up his famous beef curry for my grandma, Lucia (rest her soul). Rest in PEACE, Chuck and to all my departed loved ones. We'll miss you always.

42 Comments:

Blogger Random York said...

Merry Christmas Michelle! A beautiful illustration and a beautiful thought too! I have a great hope to see those wonderful people in the life after this one. there's a lot to be hopeful about and thankful for! Happy 2007 too!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Merry Christmas to you Michelle! This drawing of your Brother and family is very sweet, and a nice way to keep him close to you.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful entry for Peace. Michelle, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a nice illustration and sentiment!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss but it is nice to have an outlet for self-expression as well as to spread his memory to others...very pleasant...

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhhh beef curry sounds goood and i bet when u get there he'll have a plate for u too. wonderfully touching lillo michelle

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michele this is a lovely touching piece! Love the reason behind the art! Blessings to you at this time of year! WIshing you a fabulous New YEAR!!

1:59 PM  
Blogger potatomamma said...

Hey Michelle, Hugs to you! Thanks for sharing this illustration with us, it's sad, but pretty too, as usual. Power to you, and all the best!
Astrid

2:07 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

My heart goes to you & your family. I'm sure they all appreciate your ability to make them smile, even when it's hard. Take care & Merry Christmas

2:12 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I was at my Moms house a little bit after you lost your brother, I read your post about him to my sister and just broke down crying. It seems like yesterday and yet it seems like a long time ago! I'm so happy that you painted this beautiful tribute to your bro, included your grandma and that it shines with humour, love, memories and an understanding to seize the day! Have great days Michele!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure your brother would love this entry. It's awesome. I haven't lost a sibling yet, but I'm sure it's a hard thing to go through. Somehow I know you were the best sister ever :)

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is a beautiful illustration, and im sure your brother is in a better place , and always i say we never lost the people who we love, they are alive in our thoughts , remembers and hearts, and the only way to lose them is forget them

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, Michelle. You have involve us so tenderly in ur thoughts that have turn us into a big family that loves u a lot.

I wish my dad could meet Chuck up there, he used to cook great food too ;)

My husband and I send u a big hug, Mitchie.

7:35 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Your brother looks happy and he's doing something he loves-cooking, maybe he sees this sweet and beautiful tribute to him as well

I hope you had a great Christmas!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great outlook you have, Michelle! This is just lovely!
Happy Holidays to you too!

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace comes from sharing.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so very sweet and close to the heart, which is how I see many of your illustrations. I'm sure they're all enjoying that curry (and maybe even some adobo and lechon) right now. Happy Holidays Michelle!

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Blessed Christmas to you Michelle! This is beautiful and very touching.....You're a wonderful illustrator michelle! Hugs!!!

1:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute to your brother - may he rest in peace!
Great illo!

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a touching post. Well, I think the best way to deal with such loss is to think that they are not at a better place (Yes I do believe!), and they are there to accompany our other departed loved ones. Be strong Michelle! Nice one for IF.

9:13 AM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

very touching! sending hugs!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

What a sweet entry. I love all the family members. Happy 2007, Michelle and thanks for all of your comments this past year.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Thanks for all the comments, guys!! You all have been so great. Happy 2007!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about your loss

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle, this is so lovely. I'm sorry about your loss. Take care and happy new year.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loving and tender, exuding such peace and hope! Blessings to you!

7:49 PM  
Blogger lepetitdoodler said...

a truly touching entry. thank you for sharing... serves as a reminder to all that we shouldn't take anything or anyone in life for granted. but from the tone of your writing, it sounds like you two shared a close and happy relationship! good for you :) wishing you and your loved ones (big brother included) a very happy 2007...

9:32 PM  
Blogger Debbie Ridpath Ohi said...

What a moving entry, Michelle!

4:35 AM  
Blogger mermaid_misk said...

what a lovely illustration and a lovely idea behind it :)

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so beautiful. thank you for sharing it..

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful message for your brother. I'm sure he's very much filled with peace!

9:26 AM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Excellent illustration! Peace to you and yours and Happy New Year

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool work!

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle, What a sweet and thoughtful illo! I'm sure it brought you some peace of mind while whipping this up too! I love this illo!

7:21 PM  
Blogger hartini said...

Merry Christmas and Happy 2007, Michelle Lana!! :)

That's a beautiful drawing. :)
hartini.com

6:27 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This is such a touching illustration, and a beautiful way to think of your brother. The holidays are very hard when you're missing someone who's passed away... I know our family always misses my father whenever we gather together. It does help to know that wherever our departed loved ones are, they are at peace. Have a Happy New Year!

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle, I'm sorry to hear about your brother...it must be very hard, but drawing surely is one way to 'let things out' as they say and therefore be able to better deal with the situation...I sure hope you do.

Have a wonderful new year!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle! Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! My best wishes to you.
Ahmm... Happy and brilliant illos too.. As usual :)

12:29 PM  
Blogger keithrmcd said...

hiya mitch,

an oh-so-perfect topic for you this time, although not in the way they probably intended.

heaven is a perfect place for a chef, because no one has to worry about their weight!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Your brother sounds very special. Best wishes during the holiday and nice illo :-)

7:59 PM  
Blogger esillustration said...

I think this is my favorite one of your collection

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heartfelt and genuine.

all the best in the new year, michelle...

5:01 PM  

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