Friday, March 12, 2010

Remembering Renee


Alas our beloved Renee is finally at rest. Out of that pain
wreaked body and now at peace. I will always remember her
as being totally talented and told it as she saw it! I pray that God
will be bring healing to her family and friends and give us all
peace where she is concerned. I believe Renee is in a wonderful
new home and wouldn't returned if we all begged her too.
It's way to peaceful and beautiful. Rest in peace darling.
Love you
Nester

43 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

Wow Vanessa, this is so sweet, the sentiment and the illustration. A lovely testament to your friend. I believe she is in a happier place and that she is smiling down seeing all the people she touched.

lakhsmita indira said...

i think this is my fave illustration deriving from you.
such a bittersweet.
She has found peace.

wishing you a wonderful weekend,
kisses hugs,
~mita

Redheaded Stepchild said...

This is lovely, Vanessa. I'm sorry for your loss. *cyberhugs*

Diana Evans said...

oh Vanessa!!! so beautiful...you are always doing the sweetest things....you are one amazing friend and I know Renee is looking at your piece and loving it and smiling...she will always be remembered.....

Hugs!!!!

Diana

Dot said...

Lovely piece.. a fitting tribute to a friend!

Hugs,
nancy

Ces said...

Amen.
Amen.

Dearest Ms. Vee, I hope you are well, warm and wonderful as usual. You are in my thoughts.

We all miss her.

xoxoxoxo

Nita Jo said...

Such a beautiful illustration... you have honored your friend with your art and your words. Her heart must be smiling.

Loni Edwards said...

This is beautiful, Vanessa! I loved Renee's blog posts. I hope her family can get a little bit of comfort in the fact that she touched so many people.

xoxo :) Loni

TJ Lubrano said...

Hello Vanessa, this is such a wonderful post. The simplicity is strengthened by your beautiful words.

It's so sad to see people you love go, but we have to believe that she is in a better more happier place, no pain, only smiles. At peace. And with time it will get better.

Have a nice weekend!
TJ

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful Vanessa.....as always.
Elegant, and oh so true.
The joy and sadness of release....

Love,
Anne

Krista said...

Oh, Vanessa, such beautiful feeling! I LOVE the words in the scarf-- hope, love, happy, always, to do good to... This is what we are put on this earth for, isn't it-- to care for each other.

D Hawk said...

This is a lovely illustration! I pray for the family, and she has found peace!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks everyone for your very sweet and kind words regarding our sister Renee. I know that this will comfort her families hearts. Thanks for sharing your hearts today!
V

Lins Artyblobs said...

Lovely illustration Vanessa, I'm sure Renee would be touched by it.

Melinda Stanley said...

I'm sorry sorry for the loss of your friend, Vanessa. Such a beautiful illustration--such a nice way to remember her. Take care. :)

Amy C said...

oh Vanessa, this is such a sweet and beautiful image and such lovely words.
I loved Renee's openness and pure honesty, what a truly wonderful person.

Abz said...

Beautiful.

Don said...

This is wonderful- and I too love the artwork.

Tamara Henderson said...
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Tamara Henderson said...

this a beautiful illustration for your friend.

Jmontiel said...

Lovely... very sweet

Tomás Serrano said...

Only you can make a tribute so beautiful like this.

Susan said...

Such a beautiful testimonial to Renee Vee - I think what you said is absolutely true and such a comfort - God Bless, Susan

AtelierBrigitte said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's a beautiful illustration for a tribute for Renee.

D Hawk said...

Hi again, I have another question, and thanks for being kind enough to answer them! I went for another illustration job, and author is in PA and he will be offering a % from royalties and that will be my payment, there is no advance payment at all! Could that still be good for me? I don't want to do hard work for nothing! should I still demand up front payment? Is that normal for illustrators to do work and not get paid until the book sales? Is this still a good deal if he is offering 25% in royalties without upfront payment? there is no garantee that the book will sale. I hope to hear from you soon, I am a little skeptical about this offer! I'm not quite sure about it!

Thanks for your time!

DHawk

Kendra Joyner said...

Hey Girl!! It's been awhile...hope you are well!! This illo is so sweet!! Beautiful tribute!

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Amalia K said...

Another charmingly beautiful side of you I've yet to see... Such a loving tribute to our beloved Renee, V... oxx

D Hawk said...

Thank you so much for your time in answering my questions, because I don't want to let people play me. I am gaining more knowledge as I grow in this field. God bless!

DHawk

Sascratch said...

Wow this is such a beautiful piece. I am really sorry for your loss! May God bless you and comfort you in the hour of grief. Take care.

Aima Kessy said...

This is very beautiful.... I pray your friend Renee is in a better place now... *hugsss*
Thank you dear for your very lovely comment on my blog :) I pray for you, have a beautiful week ahead!
Much love,
Aima

Cheryl Lynn said...

I'm so sorry, Nessa. I know that Renee was in a lot of pain. She had gone through so much, even with the illness of one of her relatives. I pray the God of all comfort will keep her family's hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

This is such a befitting tribute, so beautiful and ethereal. You are the best!

Mónica said...

Rest in peace.
Emotive post for Renee. I'm sorry for your loss
hugs

Nicola said...

Very beautiful piece with beautiful words!

linda said...

Wow, very touching words and beautiful illustration... I wish you all the best :)

Bella Sinclair said...

I love you, Nester. I know you know that, but I can keep saying it until your ears fall off or my lips petrify, whichever comes first. The words you left for me were so heartfelt and true. You are absolutely right. Love is the lesson learned. There are no regrets to loving. And so we continue to live the best life we can. Thank you for sharing that with me. I love this tender bunny. The flying leaves say it all.

xoxoxoxoxoxo

donny* said...

what a wonderful tribute. so much emotion in one illustration. it's a beautiful, beautiful piece.

Chrisy said...

Oh how I miss her...I have a little momento to darling Renee over at my place if you'd like to visit...

Indigene said...

It still brings tears to my eyes, and I know she is finally at peace, but it doesn't mean we won't miss her. Such a lovely tribute, dear one!

Eric Barclay said...

This is wonderful!

roberta baird said...

I'm sure Renee is smiling...
what a loving sister you are..

Luv ya!

RuAn said...

It is beautiful and strangely relaxing. Kisses to the utmost

Kay Aker said...

What a lovely and loving tribute!