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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 23, 2013, 8:59 AM
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It seems I'm lost. I can't seem to find the Forest in the trees. With such a bright light extinguished, it seems that the world is a much more dull place to be. The pointless call to "Please come back" echoes in the chasm that cannot summon back such a beautiful soul from the expansion that they were destined to become. DeviantArt won't be the same without you, and it seems that the world has been overcome with an overwhelming emptiness for those of us who had the privilege of basking in your radiance while you were here.

The beautiful, unique, inspiring creations reflect their creator, and will live on eternally as a constant reminder for generations to come of the spark that burned so brightly, and left such an impact on so many.

Táim easnamh anam inspioráideach.

In Memoriam by snazzie-designz :iconforestdwellerhouses:

  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: The wind in the trees
  • Watching: The stars in the sky
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sarahdgc Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hug 
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   General Artist
Awe! Much appreciated. Thanks so much :tighthug:
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mikesmom37 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
what a beautiful tribute. I am very sorry for your loss. how are you feeling now?Hug 
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   General Artist
Thanks so much. You know I really thought it would be getting easier by now, but it really isn't easing off as much as I hoped. It's been 3 months now, and I still miss him every day. However, lovely people such as yourself and others who take the time to comment, and chat really brighten up my day though, so thanks very much. :hug:
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mikesmom37 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
 you are in my prayers daily now. I think you will always miss him but he will live in your heart through his art and the wonderful memories you shared.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   General Artist
I can't tell you how much that means to me. Thank you so, so much. I think you have many, many angels around you. I can feel them and your spirit is very pure.
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mikesmom37 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I am far from pure. most likely one of the biggest offenders of our Savior and King Jesus Christ. but we do all have our guardian angels and mine tries to keep me on the right path. hopefully  i'll get there.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   General Artist
Nobody's perfect but some people have a higher intent than others, and I think you have high intentions, and you will definitely get there in the end :D :angel: - Angel - 
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mikesmom37 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I hope so. remember to keep me in your prayers please Clap Heart 
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
Of course :D
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PoodleKat56 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
 A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul!  :iconredroseplz:  I still miss him, too!  :iconsighsignplz:
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   General Artist
Sad Hug Extended  Lovely deviants like yourself who leave such nice comments help get through this though. Thanks so much. :hug:
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this beautiful hommage. I was one of his watchers. He always was a kind and friendly person, spraying full of gorgeous ideas :heart:
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
Thanks so much :D He is one of the kindest souls I've ever had the honour of encountering, and he's badly missed by all who knew him.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
A very beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend. I can't believe how much I miss John.
I keep going back to his page, wishing that it was not true.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   General Artist
Thanks so much. I completely understand. I miss him terribly too, and I also go to his page every evening to say hello, and to see the other lovely comments from other lovely artists like yourself. I guess I thought it would be getting easier by now, but it isn't really.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just had an answer from Carolyn, John's wife, regarding his account.
I offered to continue his premium account when it expired in the fall
and she thanked me and said she would leave it up until then and 
let me know what they had decided to do. so we can all enjoy his work
and the peaceful atmosphere of his gallery for another while. :aww:
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
That's so nice of you. :hug:
The Premium Membership is nice because you can see the visitors, but I really hope that even if they decide not to renew the PM, that they at least leave his page up. His page really has a peaceful atmosphere, and it's nice to have a place to go to remember him. But I can also understand if they choose not to.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just had a reply from the note I left. 
It doesn't sound as though they will leave it up 
after the fall. sorry, I tried. :( we can enjoy it til then
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
Better than nothing. Thanks anyway. Sad Hug Extended 
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. But no more being sad.
John wouldn't like that at all. :hug:
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
Then he can come back and give out to me then!! Oh right... it doesn't work that way. :shakefist: for KashaPaw I wouldn't actually wish anyone back to this life, and I'm genuinely glad he's happy and at peace, but it's difficult to be left behind. Maybe in time I won't feel sad anymore.
Thanks though. I know you mean it, and I truly appreciate it. sigh hug 
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VaL-DeViAnT Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a lovely Tribute to John..a lovely peaceful man xx :/
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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nahdee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOUR INDIAN BROTHER IN THE TREES ON THIS SIDE OF THE POND WILL OFFER A PRAYER TO THE 'BIG FELLA' IN THE MIDST OF OUR HOME CALLED EARTH! I WILL EMPTY MY QUIVER INTO THE SKY!
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   General Artist
Awe thanks Nahdee :hug: I really appreciate it. What a lovely gesture.  Spirit Archer 
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug: I am very sorry for your loss! :( It is difficult to lose a loved one, especially this time of year. 
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   General Artist
Thanks so much. :hug:
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CelestialCreatures Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww hun Huggle!

As I said over on his page, "may he dwell happily by the wee folk forever"

We may be sad by his passing now but the light he brought to our eyes through his art will always stay.

To his family I say this: "Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. - Unknown"
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   General Artist
Awe! Thanks! What lovely sentiments.

Yeah he's definitely with the Wee folk now, and probably causing all sorts of mischief!!! No coincidence his passing occurred on the Fairy festival of the Winter Solstice! I'm not worried for him at all, but it's just hard for those he's left behind :nod:

My sympathies to all of the family too. Sympathy emoticon 
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful words, bless you Huggle!  I am still in shock, I can't believe it. He brightened my day, lifted me when I was down, made me laugh, He was dear sweet kind John. I only knew him for a short time, but he touched my heart in a big way, now there is a big empty space. He will be greatly missed. I hope he is at peace, happy dancing with the wee folk.Rest in Peace Emma 
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   General Artist
Thanks so much. :hug: I completely understand, and a agree. Me too. :nod:

I'm sure he's at peace... or at least as much peace as a mischievous Sidhe can allow themselves to be at peace, as they tend to like a bit of chaos! :giggle: Next time you find your shoe laces in an unopenable knot you'll know who did it!!!

I'm not worried about him, but it's hard for those of us who's lives are a little more dull with his absence.
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Yeah I agree Nod  I bet he is up to mischief knowing John. :D (Big Grin)  It is definitely duller without him, I do miss him. Though I am so glad I got the chance to know him for a short while.

Thank you so much too  Hug 

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QuilavaGirl21 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But who's missing?
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