Wednesday, October 14, 2015

fuzzy wuzzy dad

this artwork was created with love in remembrance of 
my sweet Dad who recently passed away.

saying this little fuzzy-wuzzy rhyme with him as a young girl
is one of my favorite memories….
partly because of the rhyme, but mostly for the fun of
the tickle-fest that would always come at the end!

Dad was a loving, devoted husband of 57 years to my Mom,
the world's best father and grandfather,
a highly decorated Fighter Pilot in the Air Force,
an avid bass fisherman…

and one of the best art teachers i've ever had.

he taught me the art of whimsy,  the art of keepin' on,
the art of self-discipline,  the art of laughter,  the art of detail,
the art of silliness,  the art of improvisation,  the art of respect,
the art of always living up to your potential, and
 then taking it a step further,
the art of not sweating the small stuff, but
taking the time to see and enjoy the small stuff,
the art of being a friend when i needed a friend, and
 being a dad when i needed a dad,
and most importantly,
the art of always showing the special people in your life
how much you love them.

i'm missing you so much Dad,
and i'm celebrating the pure blessing of being your daughter.


roc said...

aww...i am so sorry to read that your dad passed. there are no words to express my condolences or to ease your suffering during this difficult time. he sounds like he was an incredible person. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, as well as your family.

Ellyn said...

what a beautiful tribute to your dad. I'm sorry for your loss.

Susie said...

What a beautiful, heart felt tribute to your father. My condolences to you and your family.

Dolores said...

My deepest condolences Lori.

Tjitske said...

I am so sorry for your loss. So precious to have these memories though.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father, and what memories, and talents he passed on to you to treasure forever.

julie king said...

sending my sympathies on the loss of your dad, lori. the art is adorably you and the memories even sweeter.

CC said...

So sorry for your loss! Beautiful piece as a tribute to him! ♥

Jo C said...

The wonderful person your dad was lives on in the wonderful person YOU are. Let yourself be comforted by your treasured memories and the knowledge that your dad is only as far away as your heart. Sending warm chocolate-filled thoughts and hugs your way. Delightful tribute to a loving father!

Virginia J Bailey said...

I am very sorry for your loss. It seems you were very blessed to have had such a wonderful father.

Createology said...

Very Precious Art and Dad and Daughter. Hugs and Keep your wonderful memories close.

Unknown said...

Oh.. I almost cried while reading this post.. I'm so sorry for your loss.
The artwork is really amazing! I'm sure your dad was (well, and IS) the most proud dad in the world!

Be strong <3

fran pascazio said...

I am so sorry for your loss….but you will ALWAYS have these precious memories to comfort you.

Cathy Michels said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, Lori. Sounds like he was a very special character and a great influence in your life. What a sweet tribute you have expressed here in your very touching artwork and words. Your posts always bring a smile and a brightness to my day. Love and hugs, Cathy

Sandi Keene said...

Sending love. So much love.

Nanci said...

So sorry for your loss. You artwork portrayed your feelings so well . You have lovely memories of your Dad and it was so good to see it here.

Jeanette said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Dad. It is so hard...Today is nine months since my Dad passed and I miss him every day.

I'm sending the biggest, squishiest hugs and hope you find comfort in all those amazing memories. He lives through you in all you do and you honor him through your life and by that carry on his memory.

Much love,

Donna said...

I'm sorry for you loss Lori. It sounds like your Dad was a fine gentleman. Your tribute was very cool!

Hui said...

He is not leaving. He is in your heart. He is just THIS close. My best to you, Lori, and that great guy!

reclaimed dining table said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your dad. I'm sorry for your loss. Take care!

Isabel said...

El estará siempre vivo en su memoria. Un abrazo grande. Kisses!!!

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