In Memory of Benja

It's been a while. Life's been hitting hard, so haven't exactly had the energy to draw.
14th of June my dear dog Benja passed away. Luckily I made it in time back to Finland to spend some time with her.
I sketched this in Ireland, while waiting for the day of my flight. It was agonizing not to be by her side, especially once I found out that she didn't have much time left. I only had enough energy to finish this last night.

Rakkain Benja = Dearest Benja
So, as you may have already figured out, this is dedicated to my dear friend and family member Benja. Unfortunately my drawings of her can never match how cute and beautiful she was.
I still don't know how I'm going to live without her.

I can only hope the pain will start fade away eventually and that I'll have energy to continue my life without her. And hopefully it'll become easier to draw again.


  1. Hurjan kaunis kuva Verna, emotionaalinen lataus näkyy. Toivottavasti pärjäät siellä, jaksamista ja kaikkea hyvää. Elämä jatkuu. Oon ihan onneton lohdutuksissa, mutta osanottoni silti. :(

  2. Aika monet on ns. onnettomia lohduttamisessa, mutta olen kiitollinen kaikista osanotoista mitä saan. Kiitos, yritän pärjätä.

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hang in there and keep the memories close even when it's the hardest thing on you. :(

  4. Thanks, Trish. I appreciate it.

  5. aw I'm sorry. Losing a pet is always a hard time. I hope you feel better soon. :C

  6. Damn it, getting all weepy just looking at that. Osanottoni, se on aina rankkaa kun rakas lemmikki kuolee (sano ihmiset mitä sanoi ne oikeesti on perheenjäseniä).
    Paljon jaksamista sulle sinne.

  7. My biggest condolences. Paljon paljon jaksamisia sinne, Verna.
    Pääsin näkemään Benjan kerran ja jo siitä näki kuinka ihana lemmikki Benja oli ja kuinka täydellinen pari olitte. Paljon tsemppiä. <3

  8. Benja tosiaan oli mulle rakas ja läheisin perheenjäsen. Mutta pakkohan sitä on yrittää jaksaa. Kiitokset osanotoista.

  9. Beautiful. I'll be at a bonfire tomorrow night and I will have a drink in honor of you and Benja!