Wednesday, September 12, 2012

# 11-12 Ophelia

My version of Ophelia.

I'm sorry to start with a morbid thought today.

Even though I can't imagine feeling so low that I wouldn't want to wake up in the morning I don't judge the ones that do or try to commit suicide. I don't know what's it like to be in their skin and I don't want to pretend that I understand.

My great aunt was killed in a car crash last week because some lady decided to end her life by driving the opposite way on the highway.  It wasn't a mistake but a deliberate act of suicide.

What I don't understand is why she thought was ok to kill someone random in the process of ending her own life. Why couldn't she find a tree or a wall to crash into if she had a death wish?

I hope she found peace she was looking for.
Linking to 29 Faces.
P.S. On an up note. :) I have an interview over at Artists in Blogland.


  1. How terrible, I'm so very sorry. Your portrait of Ophelia is lovely, and while she was herself a tragic figure, there is peace and hope in her eyes.

  2. So sorry for your loss.Sending you big hugs and lots of love.
    your drawings are great!

  3. Oh Natasha... I am SO sorry to hear about your great aunt... how awful and sad... your drawings are beautiful...

    BIG hugs
    Jenny x

  4. Your Ophelia is beautiful. So sorry to hear about your Aunt, that is an awful thing to happen! Hugs, Valerie

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss - it's a terrible tragedy and waste of life and like you I can't understand why someone would want to do that, no matter how much pain they suffered themselves.

  6. Oh Natasha, I am so sorry to hear your terrible news and I agree completely with you - whilst I think that someone in the frame of mind to kill themselves is clearly no longer in their 'right mind' I still think it is essentially a terribly selfish thing to do to those left behind and in this case all the more so because this woman was clearly so fixated on escaping the life she led that she didn't care about the innocent life she took with her on the way. How desperately sad for your family.

  7. What a horrible thing to happen! So sorry for your great-aunt. Your Ophelia is beautiful though. I love her freckles.

  8. Lovely Ophelia. Tragic about your Great Aunt. I believe suicide is a very self indulgent act, my prayers are with your family.

    Janet xx

  9. Hola Natasha. Tu pintura de Ofelia me gusta mucho. Siento mucho la pérdida de tu abuela. Saludos cordiales. Sonia.

  10. So sorry for your loss. How senseless. Your artwork is beautiful.

  11. so sorry Natasha, i do believe that suacide is a very selfish act, leaving the rest of the family to deal... and in this case leaving the victims family to have to deal also...
    i do love Ofelia

  12. I am so sorry my friend! I agree with everything you said! Big Hugs!
    Your new art is beautiful! Congrats on the interview!

  13. i agree with you... life is worth every second. your ophelia is adorable

  14. I am really loving all these drawings/sketches. And WOW! I can't believe the number of participants. Good Going, Ayala! Wish I had time to post on everyone's individual submissions.

  15. you ask a very good question
    why include someone else
    i know someone this happened to recently, he survived, but will take time to heal

    i am so sorry to hear about your aunt, sending light to you.

    your art is lovely Natasha~

  16. How terribly tragic and sad and perplexing...but your portrait is beautiful. Ophelia's pensive, beautiful face is magical. Nice job!

  17. I am sorry to hear about your great aunt Natasha, what a tragic end of life and what a fitting name for your girl Ophelia, she looks a bit different in style to your other work but just as beautiful. I will look forward to reading your interview.

  18. Sorry to hear that..and sorry im late replying..i love the portraits tho..very colorful..

  19. Oh my gosh, Natasha....I am so very sorry....
    How selfish that woman was....must've been so depressed she didn't care about anyone else either.

    No excuse....what a tragedy :(

  20. So sorry to hear your sad news. That is really terrible.

    Your interview was great! And I am happy to say I am looking at the Blue Horse and Bluebell in person (and followed the link you wrote on the back to your blog!) Have to go leave iTrader now. ;)


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