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.
Tool: calcium crayons on flat decoration stones Size: 0,8 x 0,6 m Artist: me
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!
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. ~
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.
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.
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.
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.