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For Grandpa by TempestOfFeathers For Grandpa by TempestOfFeathers
    I found grandpas old calcium crayons(chalk). For you who don't know, my grandpa passed away last summer, this is the first summer without him. It's very hard to deal with this fact because it still seems so unreal. But I keep reminding myself that he has it a lot better now.
    Grandpa was a great artist, he was very talented. He used variety of techniques and created diverse pictures and drawings.
    This morning I went through his old drawing tools. I didn't went through his stuff to find material to draw by own require I just wanted to see what his last projects' items were since I wasn't there when he passed away. In fact we hadn't even meet each other for an entire year until it was too late. I spotted his calcium crayons which somehow tempted me, something inside me told me to just simply seize them and create something - just for grandpa. So I took them, went out to his old garden and I began drawing this piece on a group of flat stones. There were five colors left, light blue, one darker blue, violet, light purple, beige and white - I used up them all. Half of the box were already empty when I found it but it had to mean that he once drew with them as well, and it felt only good to be the one who continued and ended it - like if his energy was still there.

    R.I.P Grandpa. You told me to become an artist, not once but many times. I was only 6 years old when you began convincing me to become one. So I swear I will not disappoint you - you just watch me while I am becoming one. I love you.

    :bulletblue:Tool: calcium crayons on flat decoration stones
    :bulletblue:Size: 0,8 x 0,6 m
    :bulletblue:Artist: me
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Given 2012-08-27
For Grandpa by ~TempestOfFeathers Take the time to read the artists comments. More art should have this much of an emotional content. ( Featured by kiwi-pdd )
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CrymsonFire445 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
i teared up Q_Q
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:iconzorocat:
Zorocat Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awh, that's such a nice thing to do ;u;
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconkai-thedragon:
Kai-TheDragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work c:
I bet your grandpa would be proud if he saw this ;-; 
Hang in there, we all know how it feels to lose someone~
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:iconraspil:
raspil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Writer
that's really cool and a nice tribute to your granddad.
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:iconannafuru:
annafuru Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
wow! ....  ;___;
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:iconoocock:
oocock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
good idea!
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:iconravenwaffle:
ravenwaffle Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This is beautiful, your grandpa would be so proud and i am sure he is :3 very very proud
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:iconsolitarygraywolf:
SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww! great drawing and a great way to remember your grandpa!
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:iconsilmarilian:
Silmarilian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful artwork. I am sure, your grandpa is really proud of you!!! :)
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:icondoodelay:
Doodelay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Writer
beautiful meaning
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
:-) :')
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:iconmesserfly:
Messerfly Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
This is beautiful. Your Grandad would be very proud of you.
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:iconshadowflame92:
shadowflame92 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfull i feel like i could fall into the sky it reminds me of the living chalk drawings in marry poppins
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:iconthebolingirl:
TheBolinGirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! You're story about your grand father is also beautiful. I wish you the best of luck as an artist1 I can tell you will go far! <3
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:iconadagiobunny:
Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
grass peaking through even the clouds - we are all full of life.

beautiful, touching tribute...
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:iconstarlingkia:
StarlingKia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and subject matter seem to fit perfectly to the moment. That is such a touching story to this piece, my eyes were not dry while reading. I know he is very proud of you.
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:iconoscarliima:
Oscarliima Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His work and very good.
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:icondashing-the-rainbow:
dashing-the-rainbow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
this is beautiful, i hope your grandma is watching down on you and saying you did a great job now :cuddle:
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:iconcardesigns:
CarDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspiring and beautiful story.
I'm really sorry to hear about your grandpa.
I know he wishes you the best. :rose:
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You won't disappoint yourself huh? XD Eh, I guess it makes sense whether you meant that or whether you meant you wouldn't disappoint HIM. Great job though! I wish I could do stuff like this without countless attempts!
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:iconsicilium:
Sicilium Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
like a papersticker view
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:iconfeelin-free:
Feelin-free Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats sweet.
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:iconseaspryte:
SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a beautiful piece with a beautiful reason for doing it. You've touched the hearts of so many with this. Thank you for sharing. I'm sure your grandpa is beaming with joy wherever he may be. :heart:
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:icondoodlebug-adoptable:
DoodleBug-Adoptable Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is a beautiful piece with a matching explanation to why you drew this. You definitely deserved the daily deviation.
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:icongold-buster:
Gold-Buster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I think I cried a little... Such a beautiful piece with such a sentimental meaning. You've touched my heart among many others. Your grandpa would be proud. :)
Congratulations on the DD, dear, you've more than earned it. ~:heart:
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Beautiful art, beautiful story. :)

He sounds like he was a wonderful man. :rose:
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:iconvery-stormy-skies:
Very-Stormy-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, that's so sweet and sad. Great job on this piece and I'm sure he's proud of you.
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa, but this is beautiful and I'm sure he is proud of you :)
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:icontheantimonyelement:
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so beautiful. I'm glad it helped you feel a connection, and get some closure. :) But then, the good thing about heroes is that they always stay close to your heart.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I have a feeling he would greatly appreciate what you did with his tools.

I'm a modeler myself, and when I pass on I would hope people take my tools and unfinished kits and do something with them, like this. This art really honors your grandfather's memory in a way that he would have loved and appreciated. Considering how his legacy is treating his memory, I'd say he's resting very peaceably.
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great work! May your Grandfather R.I.P.
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:iconacousticvibe132:
AcousticVibe132 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :heart: Such emotion in both your art and writing. I think it's safe to say you already are an artist, and a gifted one at that :)
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:iconmayuyash:
mayuyash Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i love it soory about your grandpa
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Wow....
There are no words. I am sorry for your loss, but smile at your Grandpa's continued life.
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:iconthe-midnightflower:
The-MidnightFlower Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) beautiful. inspiring and heart-warming.
I know for sure your grandpa will always watch and take care of you from there above.
i know mine is doing so.
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:iconenumina:
eNumina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for sharing that
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:iconmacintoshart:
MacintoshArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool :D
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:iconyenmai301:
Yenmai301 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
It's very beautiful in the simple of ways. How you used those few colors.
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:iconmanagasm:
Managasm Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Very creative, and beautiful to behold.
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:iconinkdrawndreamer:
InkDrawnDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful not only for the actual painting, but the meaning to you behind it.
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:iconpopcornsalt:
PopCornSalt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an incredibly beautiful piece, and you have my condolences. :) "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." ~Dr. Seuss
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enteringmymind Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cries: Oh this is soooo touching because I to (which I'm sure most have as well) lost my grandpa who was close to me!!!! I'm sure he is very proud and honored that you drew this magnificent piece with the items he left behind.
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
What a touching story, and a gorgeous piece of art. My sympathy and best wishes to you and your family.
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theBlackAce Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand what you're going through, I was pretty numb for a while when I lost my grandma a year and a half ago; she was also my last living grandparent and the only one I could get to know, so I guess it hit me a little hard . But I'd say this is certainly a worthy and thoughtful testament which he'd be delighted with.
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SwordKnight131 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Brought tears to my eyes after reading that.
Your grandpa must be very proud of you, and smiling down to you from Heaven.
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:iconlantis-erin:
Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really beautiful story and work of art. Thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconreevah-willow:
Reevah-Willow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Grandpa must be smiling watching you do your art! Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconreyjjj:
ReyJJJ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a window! But it's the floor...but it's a window!
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:iconpkmnadventurer:
PKMNAdventurer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know what you are going through. I also lost my grandfather earlier this summer. It's tough when someone that you love has passed away, but as long as we remember them, they won't ever be forgotten. My heart goes out to you. May he rest in peace.
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