Saturday, April 18, 2009

Illustration Friday: Impossibilities...never!


When we lend a hand to those in need~

When we have faith in something greater than ourselves~

When we refuse to be pulled down into those dark places

and instead, soar above our challenges~

How can we dwell in impossibilities?



(For my brother Jimmy, with love. Stay strong. I'm coming home soon. Promise. xoxo Picasso)

38 comments:

  1. if indeed i am leaving the first comment, i am honored. this is a wonderful intepretation of IF's impossibility. your imagination is so varied i never have a clue what medium or method you will use for the IF prompt.

    i love your spirit and your courage, lo. you are a kind and honest woman, talented and spunky. you are my friend.

    my prayers are hovering north to your brother jimmy

    xoxo

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  2. Dear Laurel,

    You never cease to amaze me!!!! What an absolutely wonderful IF!!!! You have so very much talent. I love what you wrote and am going to print it and put it in my closet to read every day.

    love, Judy

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  3. I love it! You are always inspiring!

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  4. this brought a lump to my throat. your bro means so much to you and i feel for you, get well bro and lo will be there soon. hugs lo and lotsa wfs for you and him.

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  5. sending prayers and light to your brother. blessings, Suki

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  6. Lovely interpretation for IF!

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  7. Laurel I sent out my prayers to Jimmy this morning and am sending more his way as I type.

    I will be praying for him to get well soon. Nothing is impossible, remember that.

    Love you Raven sister.

    xoxoxo

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  8. I really like your IF this week LOLO. I do hope all will be well for your brother. Health and Peace.

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  9. How beautiful-all the best beauty comes from the heart, doesn't it? Hugs to you and your brother.

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  10. so heartfelt! Wonderful illustration.

    I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog... love the new header.

    Hope all is well
    hugs

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  11. Wonderful illustration!
    I will keep your brother in my thoughts!!!!
    And you hold on as well eh!

    love >M<

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  12. A beautiful piece! Inspiring and uplifting. Its one of my favorites this week. Well done!

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  13. Thanks everyone :)

    I got a message tonight that my brother is out of intensive care and is talking. He's even being offered real food but he's such a guy about town he's having a personal chef (friend) bring him something a little more palatable!
    He has a long way to go yet but this is very encouraging. I'm going to try to call tomorrow and see if he'll take my call. If he knows what's good for him he'll take it!
    My brother has been hearing that we're moving back for the past six years. I just want to see his face when we finally unload our belongings in Rhode Island so I can say "I told you I'd be back" and he can say "What took you so long?"

    Sleep tight Jimbo, I'll see you soon!

    And thanks again to my extended virtual family. I couldn't get through much without you!

    xoxo
    Lolo

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  14. This is so sweet:)
    You love your bro' so much. It reminded me of my bro'...he's younger to me. We're good company! Even I wait for my vacations, eagerly, to meet my family.

    Your work is BEAUTIFUL! So is your words. Hope you reach where your heart desires,soon.

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  15. Fantastic, Laurel, both the image and the words. In fact, I love all your recent work that I've missed out on. Your animal mandala -- how incredible is that! I'm so glad to hear your brother is doing better. I am adding my prayers to those already floating that your brother goes home soon.

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  16. Very touching words! :)And I think exactly like the wise KJ! :)

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  17. So serene and beautiful!
    Your sincere thoughts thinking of your brother is so powerful!

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  18. Good luck to you lolo and your brother. God is with always you, your brother and your family:)

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  19. Dear Laurel
    My father always said there's no such word as can't - so I've extended that to impossibilities too - like you! Wishing you, and of course, your brother all the best. Super image for the theme this week. It's always interesting to see what you come up with!
    Greetings from KL, Caroline xx

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  20. if you are actually seven feet tall and play basketball, i will hug you anyway. then i will refer you for a short stint of counseling.

    love you!

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  21. What a wonderful post, both the words and the image. I like that--refusing to be pulled down into the dark place. And I love the women reaching their hands. Wow.

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  22. agree!!!wonderful collage and wonderful lines!

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  23. If the beauty of YOU reaches out to each of us and roots itself into our deepest being...it does that a hundredfold for your brother...peace...light and love...to you both.

    A moving piece here Laurel.

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  24. Beautiful. I came here because I see your comments on KJ's and Suki's blogs and I love both of them, so I am venturing out into other like minded blogs.

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  25. love to you and your brother dear. yell if you need a friend who lives nearby.

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  26. Ants are about to steal the shoofly pie! :O

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  27. I've been out of town all weekend and just now checking some sites. Wonderful illustration. My thoughts and prayers are with your brother and for yourself!!!!! Very uplifting!

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  28. After I read this all I could was to send some hugs.

    Hugs heading your way.

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  29. So true! We must keep this in our hearts and minds. I love the action and gentle confidence in this piece.

    Happy Monday!!

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  30. very very inspiring, lollie! :))

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  31. Hi Laurel,

    I went back to this post just to see if there is any news on your Brother, and YES!!!!!
    This is good!
    I am so happy for you, your brother and everyone who loves him!
    Did you talk to him already?

    Have a nice day!
    love
    >M<

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  32. Of course you would have a positive spin on this weeks word!! You're such an inspiration. Love this image as well. I feel so uplifted now!

    I'm so sorry I'v been the worst blogging buddy in the world the past couple of weeks. You're always in my thoughts though. Now off to catch up on all the wonders of your blog.

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  33. I just got a call that my brother is on his way home to continue his recovery!
    Thanks to all of you for sending prayers his way. I know he appreciated every single one!

    This is a powerful connection we all share...thank you again.
    xoxo

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  34. Wonderful news laurel!!!!!
    Yippee!

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  35. Prayers, blessings and peace to Jimmy! He has a wonderful sister in you. Your imagery for this touched me on so many levels. Thank you!

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  36. This is a wonderful, meaningful post. My best to you, your brother and family.

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  37. I truly appreciate it when a ones personal life seeps into their art..very original and touching.

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