Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shop Update

It's been a really rough couple of weeks. I lost my Grandpa two weeks ago and we flew down to Texas for the funeral. It sounds strange to say that someone had a good death, but Grandpa Bunt died in his home, surrounded by family, and it happened pretty quickly. That's how I would want it, I think, when my time comes. I'm glad he wasn't stuck in a nursing home or hospital, away from everything familiar. And so glad my Dad and most of his siblings happened to be there that evening.

And then a very good friend of ours died Monday. This has been such a brutal experience, so heartbreakingly sad... Todd had cancer; he had been fighting it for a few years now. He and his wife have no insurance, everything they've done: all the treatments, care, everything has come out of their pockets (and the debt is staggering). His wife hasn't been working so she could stay home and care for him. You can just picture the scenario. It's a horrible story I'm becoming too familiar with. Anyway, Ricky and I got to see him Sunday morning. He was in hospice care by that point, and family and friends were at his home around the clock. He was on some heavy pain medications and I don't know if he knew we were there, or if he could hear us, but we sat and held his hand, chatted to him for a while. Mostly I just sat there, feeling the warmth of his hand and listening to him breathing. He was so unbelievable thin, like the cancer had just eaten him up and there was nothing left. He died the next morning. He was an amazing individual, I would call him a visionary.

So, yeah... it's been rough. I'm just tired more than anything, tired, and more than a little numb inside. But I had scheduled an Etsy update weeks ago, so I figured I better stick with it.




"On the Riverbank"
Ink and watercolor on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches

"Quiet Little Voices"
Ink and watercolor on paper
5x7 inches


"Unexplainable Stories"
Ink and watercolor on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches



"Haunting at 1300 McKinley"
Oil on illustration board
4x6 inches


"A Summer Lullaby"
Pencil and watercolor on paper
5x7 inches


"Every Day We Walked a Little Farther"
Ink and watercolor on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches


These paintings and a few others will be available in my Etsy shop Friday, June 15th, at 2pm central time.
Sorry for this disjointed post--I'm at sixes and sevens these days.

Oh, and if you want to learn more about Todd Karnahan, his story, and legacy, check out Los Punk Rods website.  He founded the car club and started the Greaserama car show 13 years ago.
 http://lospunkrods.blogspot.com/
www.greaserama.com