May 8, 2014

Coincidence? I don't think so ....

I just had a letter from a dear friend who asked an interesting question. It certainly had not occurred to me. I didn't realize I had been questioning, but guess I had.

Here's the quote from her letter ....

"I had seen where you were questioning why you were painting angels with animals. Had this been on your mind when you painted, or did Habibi get sick and the angels had been guiding you to letting him go?"

Interesting thought. I didn't know Habibi was ill when I began the series - at least not at a conscious level .. and yet, this is what I was producing. They are not complete, however here they are in the order I painted them.

The last one I blocked in was of an Angel holding a physic child in her arms, riding in a magic boat.   When I looked at it today, there was a space in the front.  I had been wondering what belonged there.  It was obviously for my Angel Habibi - so I blocked him in today.  I don't feel an urge to paint any more animals and angels, although I had an elephant planned.

Here is the block in:

Habibi's Magic Ride.  The little girl is me as a child - all very interesting.  Safe Journey my dearest Habibi.  You are well loved.  

My beautiful very silly boy who made me laugh a lot.  A gift.
 Thank you all, my dear friends, for your wonderful love and support.  Your comments, your emails, your notes on FB -- all of it has helped me to not feel so terribly alone..  You have been and are a great strength to lean on.

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot


  1. Habibi was a fun dog, and a great companion. I don't think the paintings were coincidence - sometimes these things guide us, and show us the way. He will be playing with his pals near paradise bridge now. Hugs, Valerie

  2. I too believe it was no coincidence, I am sure he is playing and having fun now. ~Diane

  3. There sure seems a divine message in your beautiful paintings. I'm so sorry for losing Habibi.

  4. I love that Habibi is in your painting. We will all miss seeing his handsome self in your posts, and as a big part of your daily doings. He was a wonderful friend. Photogenic, too! I'm sorry for your loss.

  5. No coincidence at was all taken care of by a Power bigger than us. So glad Habibi is in the photo.....right where he belongs.... Many prayers and hugs going out to you.