Tuesday, July 13, 2010

For Peter

A friend of ours died last week at the age of 49.
I made this card for my friend Daniëlle and her daughter Sophie who are heartbroken by the loss of her dear husband and Father.
Peter was cremated today. Sometimes life seems unfair and unpredictable.
Peter knew, after a lung transplant, how to enjoy life, I admire him for that.
Enjoy life dear people! Make every moment count and tell your loved ones you love them.
Feel the good things, which are given to you........hear the birds whistle for you.........see the beauty around you, just for you!. Open up your senses. The best things in life are free.


  1. Oh so sad and difficult to bear. Your beautiful art is a beautiful tribute to a life well spent.
    Great advice also.

  2. this is so so sad...he was so young....I send prayers to you and your friends Marianne.....

  3. Teri said it beautifully.....this is truly tragic...so young and so much to live for. I am saying prayers for Peter and his family....

    Your inspirational art says it all....


    ♥ Robin ♥

  4. I love this mandala. The butterfly is leaving this world for the next experience.

    Very beautiful marianne.
    My condolences to you and his dear family.


  5. OOOOh YES! I agree with Lolo...My first thought was that of the transition from one world into the next...a foot in both places so to speak...A simply loving tribute Marianne...Peace to your dear friend and family.

  6. dearest marianne. you know i love your mandalas, but on this post it is your words that capture me. you are so right. sometimes when i am feeling down i remember that the time i am given is a gift, and i have a responsibility to use that gift with passion and appreciation.

    i'm sorry for your friend and her family.

    i can't wait to see you ♥

  7. oh Marianne - so sorry for your friend and her family - what a sad story. please send your friends regards to them.
    your beautiful, meaningful painting will help...

  8. I am so very, very sorry to hear about this. We have recently dealt with a passing ourselves and understand how difficult it is, how hard it is to let go of someone. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and his family during this time.

  9. So young! How sad - my prayers are also with your friend, family and you! Your butterfly mandala will bring comfort to her - it is very beautiful and fitting for the situation.

  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your young friend, Marianne. So sad to lose someone so young. Your mandala is so beautiful. What you have said is all so true...we must love and appreciate everyone in our lives!

  11. You are such a good and loving friend. Your gift painting and your beautiful words are like a salve to the heart.
    Love and blessings to us all.
    xoxo lori

  12. I am so sorry to hear that a wonderful person has departed from this earth so early. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

    To go along with your beautiful tribute I would like to share my life moto that you have probably heard. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. Share one of these moments with someone you love!

  13. Ja ....wat kan je dan nog zeggen...


  14. That's very sad news Marianne - he so young. Your gift and words are lovely tributes.


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