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July 12, 2012
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Jul 12, 2012, 7:16:28 PM
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 )
CrymsonFire445 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
i teared up Q_Q
Zorocat Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awh, that's such a nice thing to do ;u;
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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~
raspil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Writer
that's really cool and a nice tribute to your granddad.
annafuru Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! ....  ;___;
oocock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
good idea!
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
SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww! great drawing and a great way to remember your grandpa!
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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