I don’t even know where to begin here and it’s just too hard to try to put into words how I am feeling. So I am going to leave you with what I posted on Instagram today because I think it sums things up the best I can right now about losing my friend Sid.
@sidhaigsays – When I heard the news that you were no longer with us my heart broke, I began to shake and the tears continue to fall. I have since been trying to find the words to say and its hard to put into words how special you are to me. That’s how much light you brought into my world. What started as a funny “well shit the bed” fan girl moment bloomed into a 15 year friendship filled with memories I never would’ve expected. All because you accepted me into your world. You always made me feel special, you were an inspiration to me as well as mentor full of wisdom and advice and when we were together it felt like time did not pass. We would catch up like old friends and I would literally say goodbye feeling like my soul had been uplifted. You were a remarkable human being with a heart of gold and the impact you had on my life I will forever be grateful for. May your remarkable and beautiful soul forever be at peace.
Back to the subject of “I do creepy but can also do cute art”; this past Sunday was my friends baby shower.
Kristin and Jesse – The proud parents to be!
As you can see from all the blue they are having a little boy. Jesse has a love of trains so the shower was this adorable train theme. Everything down to the invitation being a train ticket. The colors were red white and blue which made me think of all the awesome times Frank and I have celebrated 4th of July with these guys.
When I got the invitation it inspired me to make a gift based on the train and color theme. I asked our friend Kelly how Kristin planned to do the nursery and she told me that if they could not find enough train stuff that they also registered for some “safari” monkey and animal things as well. I also knew that Jesse had a love for turtles (they have a pond of them) so I used a compilation of everything as my inspiration to paint 4 small paintings for the baby’s nursery.
As you can see from the few photos I was able to snap at the shower, the paintings were a hit! They loved them. I made sure to write a little note on the back of them. “Handmade with love for Baby Berryhill”.
And of course I had to get a picture with my beautiful friend and mommy to be! She looks amazing! She was even rocking heels!
Want to see more of my paintings? Check out the Drippings page of my official portfolio website!