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R.I.P A'ndrea White by neecolette R.I.P A'ndrea White by neecolette
This is a drawing of one of my best friends. We had portfolio together for 2 hours every day and she volunteered to let me draw her for college. The day i finished it and showed it to her, she died. I think ill frame this and put it on her memorial at the visitation.
I remember when i first met her in elementary school. I thought she was a prick and she thought i was a complete dweeb. Later on we clicked like crazy and giggled to the extent that we were moved across the room from eachother haha We were nearly inseparable from then on whether it be sports, school, sleep overs we always managed to have so much fun.
Like I said about sports. Without her I'd have probably gave up on them. I spent more time laughing than learning the plays, which is probably why we spent so much time on the bench. In 8th grade track we'd stay up all night on MSN, then come in the next morning and laugh our asses off about what we chatted over and we did that every.day haha On the bus one time we were sitting next to each other on the way to a meet, and my shorts had practically ridden up to my ass crack. And she just slowly looked at me and was like "Nicholette, your shorts" and we laughed so fucking hard i pissed all over the seat. some of my few childhood memories that i can truly look back on and smile.
She owes me a life debt haha at least that's what we settled on. She was always so frail and on crutches 99.9% of the time it was raining that day and she was hobbling to the gym, twisted ankles or something. She started down the stairs and slipped on the wet pavement and i caught her midair haha practically out of nowhere but I just didnt come through this time. God i miss her so much.
These are just a few memories I have of her that I'll always cherish. If i could remember all of them we wouldnt be as good of friends as we were. I loved her like a sister and I just don't know how im going to feel without her for the next 80 years of my pathetic life. R.I.P ~ondreeuh. :heart:

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:iconeraserlord:
Eraserlord Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sooo sorry for your loss
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:pray:I am so very sorry for your loss. I have added this to an article about Tributes for Community Projects during Project Educate. It can be seen here :sadangel:
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asham9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Faving this is the least I could do.

Rest In Peace A'ndrea White.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
thanks :)

She was a great girl.
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asham9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
i can see that by the way u drew her. excellent job :iconclapplz:
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youngnhopeless Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there's nothing more i can say except that it's beautiful. :heart:

R.I.P A'ndrea.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thanks :) they buried this with her in the coffin it meant a lot to me :heart:
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eaglewarrio9 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
this is a beautiful drawing, and i send my sympathy out to you and a'ndrea's family. the loss of a loved one is a terrible feeling.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
thank you :) yeah it is, i think it's probably the worst feeling on this very earth. I don't think anyone should have to deal with so much death at this age. We had another teenage wreck 2 months before, it's just one after the other :(
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The-Vampire-Danchan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Oh and I forgot to mention, you could even put your drawing in Community Projects > Tributes > DA remembrances

I hope she is in a better place now :(
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
ok i did :) i didnt know you could do that. Me too man she took a part of me with her it's just never going to be the same :(
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The-Vampire-Danchan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
It's an appropriate place for your work to be. I could only imagine what that could be like I'm sorry :(
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The-Vampire-Danchan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
That is so sad, I'm sorry :(
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I am sorry darling, I will have all of you in my prayers :pray:
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Thanks it really means a lot we're all trying to pull together as a class :worry:
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
:hug: :heart: She will be fine where she is now, you guys keep strong :heart: :hug:
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HalfElvenWitch Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh my God. I am so sorry to hear that you lost a friend. At least you still have all of your memories of her.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Yeah I'll never forget them it's even worse when you shared a bunch of songs with that person, because every time they come on the radio it makes you think of them :(
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HalfElvenWitch Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow. I am so sorry that you have to go through this. This is just terrible.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Me too, why must the bad situations in life always outweigh the good? It's so rare that something actually enjoyable happens :hmm:
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baylebr00tal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Photographer
I miss her so much...I just want her back..
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Met too bayle me too :( It's so empty without her
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baylebr00tal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Photographer
Yes it is, I started crying when I saw this portrait, it's so amazing, and it looks like a photograph. I wish her ears didn't hurt that night, I wish they didn't leave early. I wish that stupid other driver would've been paying attention... none of it is fair. I just want to wake up and see her in art on Tuesday..
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I know my god if they couldve just stalled for a few seconds none of this would be happening it's so fucking bizarre :hmm:
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Mafer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional
D: aw man im sorry. :hug:
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I know it sucks :( I'd cut off my own legs if she'd just poof back into existence
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Mafer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional
>___<
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
:sadangel: May she rest in peace. I am so, so very sorry :hug:
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thanks, I'm really gonna miss her :(
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
You will. And you'll never forget her :hug: :pray:
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, that's a very sad story.
but I think she has been really happy to see that drawing :) and it's a fantastic work, I really like the strong contrasts!
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Yeah she was which really gives me a good feeling even with all of the bad ones. Thanks im glad i did her justice! :)
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
That's so sad. She is in a better place now. May I ask what happened to her?
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I hope so. haha she always hated the grill she worked at, i hope there's no grills up there. She was driving home from the football game, pulled onto the highway, and some how a truck illegally passing another car hit her and she wasn't wearing her seat belt
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AkikoMiyahara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Amazing drawing, I actually thought it was a picture.

I didn't know her, but I know what it's like to lose someone :hug:

RIP A'ndrea
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
It's really hard. I don't think ive experienced something so emotionally traumatizing in my life. I hope she's in a better place because if she's not i dont think i could stand it
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AkikoMiyahara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
It really is, I know :C
Even though I've experienced it, I don't know exactly how you're feeling, we deal with things like this in different ways. :tighthug: You just need to move forward and think of the good times; which you're already doing, I see ^-^
I'm sure she's in a better place, she seems like she was a sweet girl :]

I know it hurts, and really, it probably always will, but you'll be able to smile more often than now. Hugs and prayers to you, her family and anyone who knew her personally or just online.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Thanks just anyones concerns right now really means a lot not just for me but her family I can't imagine what they're going through right now. She was just starting life you know? senior year my god it's such a tragedy :(
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AkikoMiyahara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I know :( It's so heart shattering to experience things like this and to even hear about them. And it's a bit scary because she was so young; I'm 17 and I'll be a senior next year.
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SaloGuardione Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Andrea is surely a very special girl, I´m sure that is very well now, remember it with very much fondness and she remember you this way surely :hug:
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Yeah, I look back on these memories and i feel so happy, but the fact that we won't be making any more of them makes me sad
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Damn-ViscidJokeKnave Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Interface Designer
she's beautiful, this is an amazing drawing

r.i.p. A'ndrea.
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neecolette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Yeah she is, inside and out and she was a phenomenal photographer. She truly didn't deserve such a horrible fate.
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john55597 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
friends come and go sadly
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