Monday, November 28, 2011

a late late PPF piece

and I am not so certain I am happy.  I made this for a trade gift for a wonderful woman who knits old sweaters into new everything.  She is so awesome, and she asked me if I would paint her something.  Well, I sat down, grabbed what I had closest, this clipboard, and went to town.  She told me she likes the faces on the little people I paint, so this is all I had in mind when I began.  Sadly, it is just not working for me.  I have been struggling to send it.  I added the finishing touches last night, and I am just not sure.  My husband says I have to send it to her, as I painted it for her.  I have lost my confidence here.  What to do? I'm vexed, and I did not send it out today. Boo.  I am so critical of my work.  I have had issues with some of my photography lately too, although the receivers have been so pleased.

Well, here it is.  For better or worse, she is done.


this joyful lady is also pregnant, as my trade's daughter was expecting when I started this.  Sadly, I just found out she has miscarried.  She has a little one now, and I am certain there will be more.  When I think of my trade friend, I think mother, grandmother, woman, friend, optimist.  I wonder if this would now be a sad reminder.  Ah, vexed I am!

and so late this week, linking to the fabulous Paint Party Friday! party!



11 comments:

  1. Awe, I agree with the Mr. - it was made for her and so perhaps what you have done is exactly what she needs right now - the sentiment is beautiful and a wonderful thing to remember especially when times are sad. AND btw, I really LOVE what you have done - the colors are so bright and cheery and it is so YOU! Perfect. Now send it. (Boy, I'm bossy ;) xoxoxo

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  2. Lovely image, your friend will be happy to receive it, especially in her time of need. She needs to know there are people out there for her and that care. A lovely gift will brighten her day.


    Thanks for the blog visit, and happy PPF, even if it's a bit late :) xx

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  3. she will love it...you may not be totally loving it but you dint make it for you...the trade Will be received with joy...xxx

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  4. I'm sure she'll love it. It's a gorgeous piece and I love that you made it on a clipboard. :)

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  5. So very beautiful and inspiring!
    Victoria

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  6. Your clipboard is fantastic. Your friend will really love it. Faye

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  7. Oh my gosh Daniele, you HAVE to send this! Its gorgeous!!!! If you don't want to send it to your friend, please, please send it to me!!! No really, your friend will absolutely love it, especially if she is feeling down it would be so wonderful to get a beautiful painting like this one. You are very talented and this came out excellent!Sometimes we are way too critical of our own work, I do the same thing. But thank goodness for PPF, where we can get real input other than all that yuc that floats around in our sometimes frustrated artist minds, lol!

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  8. I also think you should send it. I think it will really lift her spirits. It's so beautiful and cheerful. I have a stack of clip boards that I have been saving for something creative. This is a great idea. xo

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  9. I like this piece. It is bright and pretty and I'm sure it will cheer her up. You should totally send it to her. It is hard being so critical of your work, but we all have problems like this. I think that you are a wonderful artist.

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  10. That makes ME happy. Thanks for sharing!

    xox

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  11. I can't tell you how much this picture meant to me. My mom opened it while I was sitting at her kitchen table and as she was reading the sweet letter explaining the painting I cried tears into the little legwarmers I was knitting. What a beautiful memorial to our unborn child. Thank you.

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Hey you!!!