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In Loving Memory... by AudraMBlackburnsArt In Loving Memory... by AudraMBlackburnsArt
of my husband, Ian...I miss you so much. We would be celebrating your birthday tomorrow.

In Loving Memory of Ian L. Russell
August 12, 1967-March 1, 2009


I would like to close the chapter of the last four years since your death. When you died, I went home and shut the door on my life too. I haven't had much courage to let go of you completely. But if I don't let you go, I may never be free of this dread and sadness I carry with me all day and everyday. I want you to know that I have given my best out here to serve others but it isn't going too well to tell you the truth. I think I just want to go home now, Ian. I shall always love you and will forever know that I was loved by you-the best friend and only real family I ever had. Surely I am blessed to have been your wife and friend dear Ian.
Love Audra:rose:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Lovely :XD:
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sad but yet beautiful my dear! :heart:
You know that I exactly know what you're going through and I'm thinking of you my sweet Audra! :love:

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wonenownlee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done, as this is a particularly difficult color to work with! :clap:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Wow, what a lovely compliment, thank you so very much my friend! I surely appreciate your time for such a descriptive comment. It is a hard color to work with indeed!:heart:
Love Audra:iconkissmote:
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wonenownlee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to know you appreciate the feedback, thanks :bow:
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SydParrett Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
     Huggle!                        
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
   BEAUTIFUL MY FRIEND, I LOVE THIS CONCEPT SEND ME YOUR DEVIATIONS ON EVERY COMMENT OKAY??
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SydParrett Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

:o (Eek) wow every?Love(( thxxx lovely Meow :3 

 

*Wined And Dined / by syd barrett*

 

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream
Girl was so kind.
kind of love I'd never seen
only last summer, it's not so long ago...
just last summer, now musk winds blow...

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream
Girl was so kind.
kind of love I'd never seen

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream
Girl was so kind.
kind of love I'd never seen

Chalk underfoot, life I should prove
dancing in heat, our love and you...

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream
Girl was so kind.
kind of love I'd never seen...

 

          

         

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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely poignant my friend! Syd was unique. I always think of him "waving his hands in the air for help" and no one did help him, we lost him too soon surely.
   Me and my Ian not long before he died. 
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SydParrett Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

aww...I see...Waaaah!... Huggle! Hug 

but Girly Love Happy pics Meow :3 !! ur husband,very handsome. (and ur very lovely Heart 

Tight Hug you and Ian forever happy hug 

 (( image is you and Ian.  

thxx ;) (Wink) my friend.

 p.s lol yes!:hooray: I’m unique. and crazy, lazy! haha!Ahooooy Matey! Mwahahahahahahaha! TV Sleepy 

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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do believe this is the nicest most beautiful comment I've ever seen! Thank you, I've aged so much in the last few years you understand!

I'm a huge pink floyd fan. I understand them, so many people will say pink floyd one or is their favorite band. Floyd is about mental illness, the effects of war on all our childhoods leading into being crazy and what it is like to lose our minds...for this they speak to me, I've been in and out of that world, it's a bad place, I don't have issues with crazy people, just those who'd make others go crazy like by 'gaslighting' them or causing some form of schizophrenia.
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SydParrett Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013

:o (Eek) aww thank you for saying so.

but you praise me too much. lol

 

I know, ur huge pink floyd's fan. Love 

and ur pink floyd's image...I agree with you.Huggle! 

 

     

 

*Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd*

 

Hello,
Is there anybody in there
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying


When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

O.K.
Just a little pin prick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying


When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become
Comfortably numb...

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TheElegirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, and I send my dearest condolences.

:hug:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sweet and special heart you have my friend, thank you a million from my heart, love Audra:hug:
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TheElegirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Aw, thanks :)
:huggle:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I am so sorry, dear Audra, your husband was very young, it is a terrible loss for you! :huggle:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Jocelyne! Oh thank you for your thoughtful condolences, surely I miss Ian very much!
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I am sorry for your loss, :huggle:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
:huggle:
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Very lovely shot:)
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my sympathies dear friend
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :huggle: and yah I don't doubt that :)
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo! :)
I don't have the words to tell you I'm sorry for your loss... 
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am sorry for your loss :hug: but there comes a point when you should move on and let go :huggle: I am sure your husband would want that too
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much! You are very right too!:heart:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013

Beautiful tribute, Audra. :hug:

I believe Ian would want you to move forward too...although we all do at our own pace.

The time is right I believe; he will forever be in your heart and memories - until you meet again. :heart:

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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear Linda. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much! I know you are right:heart:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Gorgeous!! sorry for your loss.....
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank Dave. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
your so welcome. yup....
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Dear Audra, this is such a wonderful photo you shot for your beloved Ian. I'm very sorry for your loss! :hug: I'm sure he wouldn't want you to be that sad and depressed thinking of him. Try to think of the good times and of the fun you shared together! Be happy and be greatful for the time you were allowed spending with each other. He didn't leave you!!!!! He will always be in your mind, in your heart and in your thoughts!!!! He is still with you - he just moved to another level!!!! :heart: 
Tomorrow, at his birthday you drink a toast and remember the wonderful times you spent together! Be sure, he always watches you! Go on living your life and have fun, Dear! As long as you are sad and depressed, he also will be sad because he would want to see you happy! I wish you all the best, my Dear and that your mood changes to the better. You have the right to live your life and he would want you to do this! BIG :hug: In my mind I will be with you, tomorrow! My prayers go out to you! :heart:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. This is such a lovely and kind comment-your words shall stay in my heart always. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
You are so welcome, my Dear! Take good care of you! :heart:
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
God bless and comfort you. :rose: 
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
:hug:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This is beautiful Audra, I can see why you miss Ian so much. I know it is easy for me to say, but instead of dread and sadness, try to carry around with you all the joy and happiness that Ian brought to your life. I think it will help make your heart feel a little lighter instead of a burden. And tomorrow drink a toast to you beloved and remember all the good times you shared. I will be thinking about you my dearest Audra :hug::heart::rose:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear Shirley-your words are just lovely. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
You are very welcome my dear Audra, and I know Ian would have loved you very much too, you are such a very sweet lady! Robot Glomp Emote
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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what to say...it is a very beautiful photo, full of love and devotion :heart: I am very sorry for your loss :iconsadhugplz:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you are sweet and kind, I think mostly I needed to do this for myself...thank you for your compassion, you're a good friend with a great big heart! Thanks sweet friend!
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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand that completely, some kind of closure is needed at some point :hug:
It's the least I can do dearie, I do hope you'll manage to cope! :heart:
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Harry-E-Hooper Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
:(  :hug:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Aww...thank you my dear friend. I appreciate your sincere condolences. I surely loved my husband very much!
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isider Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Hug me Sad Hug Extended :cheerup: 
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:Thank you Isa!
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