Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hibernate, and rest in peace, Mr. Steve Jobs...

Like many, I am so saddened by the passing of Mr. Steve Jobs. I was reflecting upon why this hits so close to home with my little brother last night and it makes some sense..we are children of the Bay Area, born and raised in the Silicon Valley before it was the Silicon Valley, just orchards, track houses and families. I'll never forget the first time I saw the big Apple building from the freeway, and the classic Mac that dad proudly brought home for us to figure out..floppies and all. I'll never forget trying to work on Adobe Illustrator 8.0 for the first time and not having to order up galleys of type anymore, nor use T-squares or rubber cement for paste-ups thanks to the magic of the Mac. His passing of pancreatic cancer saddens me as my Aunt had passed 2 years ago from the same disease..a very, very difficult and horrible disease.

I painted these this morning..it's a stretch for hibernate but it's all I could think about as I was sketching a hibernating bear..perhaps this is just an end of one chapter, and the beginning of a new one for Apple. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.

Promise to post a happier post soon..and I hope you are all well!
Shirley

37 comments:

  1. That is so sweet of you,Shirley! I am also sad about his passing. Our heart go out to his family,too!!!!! You are so right about "an end of one chapter,and the beginning of a new one for Apple."! ^_______^ Looking forward to seeing your "happier" post and your "cheerful" arts!

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  2. What a sweet tribute. Poor little Apple-bear!

    I loved SJ's Stanford speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA&feature=youtu.be

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  3. What a tender gesture, Shirley. Steve Jobs was one the better men of this world. He did something useful and led a productive. A good human being.

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  4. It makes us all stop and think about how fragile our lives are! This was a beautiful post, Shirley! Thanks! ♥

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  5. So touching, Shirley. We all join in sending our condolences. Hugs.

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  6. I'm not a fangirl of their product but I believe the man has made the world so amazingly appleful no one could ever do :')

    Hope you are well Sweet Shirley!

    XOXO ♥

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  7. This is very sweet Shirley. Just lovely.

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  8. A really nice post, very sincere. A little apple bear asleep on his Mac, very cute.

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  9. yes, sad news. Hope he rest in peace.
    Sweet dreams for your little and adorable bear during hibernation :)

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  10. Gorgeously sweet illustration. And may Steve rest in peace. I remember the first mac back in my art college days... it was in black and white and just did typesetting and line art.

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  11. What a nice tribute! You said this better than all the talking heads on tv and your little bear is so cute.

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  12. You have a way with words Shirley, what a lovely tribute, you are such a warm and generous person. Steve certainly made an impact on this fragile but wonderful world we live in...just imagine how much has changed since even our grandparents were alive...? Your sweet bear seems very appropriate. Have a great weekend,
    Jane x

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  13. Oh, this is very sweet Shirley. My daughter said that they sent every employee a text letting them know that he had passed. She was at work and I guess they all got them at the same time. Can you imagine, all the employees reading at the same time that he had died? So sad....

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  14. Thank-you for the thought-provoking post. We're all so sad that Steve Jobs passed away, but you have a personal connection to the very beginning of apple. That's amazing!

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  15. Gorgeous tribute Shirley. Your little bear says so much.

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  16. Great loss
    but beautiful picture.
    born of a deep feeling!

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  17. Ahh..the bear is soo cute! Excellent job!

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  18. so sweet & poignant. love the illo & tribute. thank you for sharing. {♥}

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  19. I also am sad for the loss of this very creative man. What a contribution he made to creative efforts everywhere! He will be missed! I like your illustration.

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  20. Hiya! I find your tribute very touching. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a sweet tribute, Shirley.

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  22. Wonderful Tribute...
    Lovely illo:)

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  23. I can't help thinking he and his family would be so touched by your illustration. You've managed to convey every core of many apples just perfectly

    made me sad, which is the point

    xo
    kj

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  24. Yes, very sad to say goodbye to the man who gave us Mac Love.
    Such a tragic illness for such a young inspirational pioneering man.

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  25. Hi Shirley,
    Beautiful and touching tribute, always a pleasure to view your wonderful watercolor illustrations.

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  26. Awww, Shirley. Such a sweet way to pay homage to a great man. I was shocked and very saddened to hear the news, too. I remember my first Mac. And Talking Moose. :) Sleep in peace, Mr. Jobs.

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  27. Shirely, what a touching tribute to Mr. Jobs! Your illustration, as ever, is beautiful and put a smile on my face in spite of the sadness of the circumstance. I'm glad to see another post from you. I so look forward to them! :)

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  28. This is about as touching and sweet as it gets! How wonderful. Sigh.

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  29. Lovely....so lovely. I've been so sad about his death as well. He was such a part of thus valley, wasn't he? As mentioned by others, his 2005 Stanford commencement speech touches me every time I read it or listen to it.

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  30. Lovely tribute to such an inspirational man.

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  31. Great tribute to such an extraordinary man - that bear in your illo is too cute.

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  32. Wonderful tribute - full of heart.

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