Thursday, February 14, 2013

Life is Precious



To all my friends out there ~

My dear brother, Michael, passed away on February 13th.  He lived in Chicago all of his adult life,  he was an architect and loved by many friends.  Mike was my #1 fan, always encouraging me to be the artist I've always dreamed of being.

It will take some time to get through the details and arrangements, please know I'll resume with my painting and blogging as soon as it's time.   This is a reminder that we never know what tomorrow brings and to relish every day we are here.

Michael's obituary in the Chicago Tribune.

~ Karin

81 comments:

Sparky said...

I also know what it is like to lose a brother. My heart and thoughts are with you.

Lesa said...

My deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss. May you find peace and love in your memories.

ann stoker - Lincoln UK said...

Karin, how very very sad for you...please accept my sincere condolences.
My best wishes to you and your family

Sarah Tule said...

I'm so very sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Linda Popple said...

Love to you and your family. Hugs and prayers sent your way. Linda

Allison Bacovillard said...

I'm so very sorry. He sounds like a wonderful man. My deepest sympathies.

Azra said...

I am so sorry for your loss Karin.You were blessed to have such a wonderful brother.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.Clearly we were not created to die,since the loss of a loved one can be so painful to deal with.Take your time to heal, and spend time with those whom you love.In the past I have also found great comfort in the scriptures.My thoughts and condolences are with you and your family at this time.

Crystal Cook said...

Karin I am so very sorry for your loss. You'll be in my prayers.

B Boylan said...

So, so sorry for your loss. I know what it's like l as I lost a sister in 2009. It is devastating and they each take a bit of our heart along with them. Hugs.

Marie-Anne Duhem said...

I am so very sorry for you, Karin. Two of my brothers already died and the loss feels like an amputation. I send you and your family my heartfelt sympathy.

Dolores said...

My deepest condolences.

Regula Scheifele said...

Karin - I can't imagin who you must feel. You're in my thoughts, I'll be lighting a candle for you and your family.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Karin. Hang in there.

Dana Cooper said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Karin, best wishes.

Sharon Rose Smith said...

Karin, I am so sorry. A good brother is the best preparation for life a girl can have. My sincere condolences.

I need orange said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Connie Nobbe said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Your fans will wait until you are ready to paint again. Take your time.

Sharon Alama Art said...

Beautiful words for a precious brother.
I'm so sorry for your loss...such a handsome man.
He'll be with you in all your future art.

Blessings & comfort to you & your family.

Barbara Pask said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Karin. My parents are gone but I haven't lost any siblings yet, that must be so traumatic.

Maria Bennett Hock said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you...I am so very sorry. There are no words...

Shelley Koopmann said...

Please know that I am so sorry for your loss. You are so right. We take so much for granted. Every day is a blessing. My thoughts are with you,

Kim Rempel said...

Karin, I'm so sorry to hear of your brothers death. Yes, life is unpredictable and alas, too short. My sincere sympathies.

Barbara said...

I'm so very sorry, Karin. I'll be praying for your comfort, peace & strength in the days ahead.

Vern Schwarz said...

Hi Karin, it's been awhile...I wanted to extend condolences on the loss of your dear brother. It must be very difficult right now, but know that your many many friends are thinking of you.

Dan Kent said...

I am so sorry - how very sad. I will be thinking of you and your family in these difficult times.

Bobby Strickland said...

So sorry to hear this Karin. Your brother's belief in you is very touching. Peace to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Sharon Throgmorton said...

Oh Karin

I am so sorry. May Grace sustain and encourage you and bring you peace

Sharon

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Sad, sad news. Please know you are in my prayers. I love what and how you wrote about him.
May your wonderful memories bring some peace.

Fannie said...

Sending you a love blast for healing. Hugs.

ihaq1111 said...

love your paintings...if your brother encouraged u than he must have been special to u...please accept my condolences

Pamela Nichols said...

I am very sorry for such a tragic loss. May God hold you and comfort you in this most difficult time.

Taryn Day said...

Oh Karin, I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you.

Susan B Hecht said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace during this time....and always. Sending love, prayers and hugs your way.
~Susan

Paintings by Patricia said...

With sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Teressa Sliger said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you to help you get through this difficult time.

Susan Williamson said...

I have never met you, but feel as though I know you through your generous blog posts and your inspiring art. My thoughts will be with you and your family.
Susan

beckielboo said...

I too understand the pain and loss you are feeling. I am so sorry you lost your precious brother. I will pray for you both.

Margaret Dyer said...

I'm so sorry, Karen. May God comfort you during these difficult days.

Annie Salness said...

Karin, I'm so, so, sorry. My prayers are going out to you and your family and friends.

Teri said...

So very sorry for your loss. May cherished memories of your brother keep him in your heart. Take good care of yourself.
Teri

Nan Johnson said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I always believe that the ones we lose are never far away when they are in our hearts. Hugs to you.

Lokelani Forrest said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and yours.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Oh, Karin, I'm so very sorry. My heart aches for you. Holding your hand from across the miles. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

Laurel Daniel said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Karin. I am so sorry for your loss.

Deborah L. Taylor said...

I have also lost a brother, the pain is indescribable. So sorry for your loss.

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

Karin, so sorry... I know he left a void in your heart. Sharing his memory with others is so important. Thinking of you on this day.

Roxanne Steed said...

Oh Karin, I'm so sorry for your loss. My brother passed away last year - I am heart broken for you.

Cat Pope said...

My best wishes for you and your family during this time of heartache. Praying for God's peace and love to bring you comfort.

black bear cabin said...

so sorry for your loss...he looks like a kind man with a wonderful smile! i hope the many fond memories you have will help to heal your heart. sending lots of hugs!

Carol Flatt said...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Karin. May prayers lift you up and give you strength at this time.

Joe said...

so sorry to hear your sad news.
cherish every day.

jill polsby said...

I'm so sorry. To lose a sibling is an horrendous event. The one person that knew absolutely everything about us. Accept our sympathies.



Patricia Delahanty said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts.

Loretta said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your brother in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Serrett said...

My deepest sympathies.
You are in our thoughts.

Theresa Grillo Laird said...

I'm so sorry Karin. I lost my partner and painting companion a number of years ago.My sister told me at the time that the best that he was would always stay with me, and it has.I wish you hope and healing.

michelle morris said...

This is not our home. As artists, which your brother was as an architect, we only imitate creation. Someday we all meet the creator! I pray for you in your loss. How wonderful he was so supportive. I'm so sorry.

Kathleen Coy said...

Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and sympathies are with you. ~Kat

Kathy Cousart said...

Karin,
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to y'all. Hoping for some peace and grace for you too.

Sarah Wimperis said...

So sad Karin, my thoughts are with you.

Millie said...

My deepest sympathy, dear Karin. May your brother now rest in peace,

Marian Fortunati said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Karin... I think the title of this blog post sums it up.

Cherish your memories.

Sherrie Hilliard said...

So very, very sorry, Karin.

Kevin Neal said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Terri Buchholz said...

I'm so sorry, you're in my heart and prayers.

Kauhn and Rocky said...

To my friend to my neighbor Karin. We had to beg Mike to get in the pool. When he did, I know he felt like a kid again. We now know he is in heaven with all his loved ones. Mike looked like Dustin Hoffman to us. Mike, you will be in our hearts for ever. This summer we will have a burger day with you in our hearts and soul. Your friends and neighbors LOVE YOU KARIN Connie and Rocky

Julie in the studio said...

May you find peace during this time of grief.

smellyrhinostudio said...

Karin, I'm sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family. We are all out here, friends, followers, admirers...all of us, for you, and we care.

Betty Bishop said...

We don't know each other Karin. I too lost my brother when he was only 17 years old.
My heart goes out to you and yours.
Betty in Canada

Diane Scott said...

"....flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest..."

My deepest sympathies on the loss of Michael, Karin. You're in my thoughts.

Diane

Mia Hinchey said...

I am so sorry for your loss, take care.

Kimberly Santini said...

My deepest condolences, Karin. What an unfathomable loss.

L.W.Roth, said...

I am so sorry for your loss Karin. He'll be forever in your heart.

Sharon Alama Art said...

I did forward your message about "Gizmo" the cat to a friend with a daughter in Chicago.
I hope it finds a home.

Rebecca Larsen said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. I will be praying for you and your family.

Amanda Bilson said...

So sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

I am so sorry Karin...I lost my brother last September...my heart goes out to you.

Randall Cogburn said...

So sorry to hear that Karin, your definitely going through some tough times. I'm dreading the day my dad passes away, he's been sick for quite some time and it's like a roller coaster every day. I'm sure he's looking out for you.

~Randall

Karen Bruson said...

So sorry for your loss.