Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Friday, December 10, 2010
Going to Sleep
Crystal and I just came back from Saskatoon where we visited her sister Angeline, who is dying from Ovarian Cancer. It goes without saying that it is a sad thing to witness, such a vibrant personality laying in that bed. She has been writing a book, for God's sake, in between chemo and radiation treatments and is fretting now because she feels she might not be able to finish it in "time". She told me I would be the first to read it as I guessed the geographical location part of it is based on. This painting, a watercolour of birch trees in early winter, kind of sums up my day today. Faded glory but still very beautiful, maybe even more so. Love you Angie.