lily merriweather

This is my first post of 2015.  I hope you’ve had a Happy New Year!

But things weren’t so happy over in France, due to the shooting attacks at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo at the end of the first week of the year.  It was terrible.  We lost some great French cartoonists, and the country was in mourning.  Below is my own tribute.

Prenez soin de vous, mes amis!

I am very sad to report that my grandniece, Arianna, who was born prematurely on January 14, passed away last night at about 10PM (February 24).  She was in intensive care, and succumbed to an infection she was fighting with for weeks.  My family was very sad over the news, some of my family members pretty much saw it coming.  I was looking forward to having more kids in the family.  (But we still do have Jenna, who’s several months old, so I’m thankful for that.)  So I decided to express myself with this drawing (done tonight on tablet in Photoshop).