Friday, February 24, 2012

growing old friends



A dear old friend of mine asked me recently to paint a picture of her.  I was so thrilled she would want me to, and her birthday was near, so I set to work.  But, as I started working I just had to paint one of friendship instead.  The quote says, it takes a long time to grow an old friend.  How true this is.  My dear friend and I don't see each other often, but it doesn't matter.  We are ever so close, despite our lack of time together these last years.  When I gave it to her she instantly shed a tear of joy.  There was so much expression in her face and her hug so tight...I knew it was the most perfect gift from me to her.

And my dear old friend, her name is Jodi!, said to show this off, so showing off I am!

Happy Happy weekend to you all!!!




40 comments:

  1. you two little ladies look so cute! personalized gifts are the best!

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  2. Wonderful how you created them ~ looking both old and young ~ love it! ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF

    ps. word verification on my blog should be off ~ please let me know if it isn't ~ thanks.

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  3. that looks fabulous Daniele. You are awesome with colour, but duh, that's obvious.

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  4. Very sweet and bright, Daniele!
    Love your cool color palette of blues and violets! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. This is so sweet! What a wonderful gift.

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  6. I can see the friendship shining out from your painting. Beautiful work!

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  7. Beautiful and a wonderful gift!

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  8. What a sweet painting for your dear friend! Old friends are my favorite kind!

    Happy PPF!

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  9. A beautiful and special gift for your friend. Loving it. Happy PPF, x

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  10. Oh Daniele... your painting is gorgeous... love that you are both standing underneath a rainbow... and fabulous quote... no wonder Jodi loved it... what s beautiful gift...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  11. She was right to show this off!!!! It is so full of love and happiness!

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  12. The meaning is so sweet here. I love your gorgeous colors.

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  13. I love your story and your paint!...and you are right about the gift, it was perfect for her!

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  14. AW...Yay! What a super beautiful post..gorgeous painting..the true spirit of friendship truly shines through.. a radiant magical piece! here's to you and your friend!
    Hugs
    victoria

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  15. love these colours!!!! wonderful painting.....wishing you a most amazing weekend filled with inspiration!!!!!

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  16. wow, such beautiful color, lovely words to match the beauty of the art!

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  17. such charming and dear friends. wonderful piece!

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  18. Very sweet and I love the saying. What a wonderful gift for your friend!

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  19. awesome paint, so delightful and colorful, like it. And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Blog. You made my day :-)

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  20. This is so heart warming, how nice to express your friendship in this lovely way! Valerie

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  21. this is so beautiful....i can see why your friend loved it...girl...touch must send me hour addy too...i have something sitting here for you...have a great weekend...xxx

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  22. What a gorgeous painting and a fabulous gift to give to a friend. :)

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  23. What Nice and devertidas creatures. Saludos

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  24. What a lovely piece, Jodi will be thrilled. I know what you mean about the closeness despite physical closeness, me and my best friend have had that since school with both of us always moving about & we have intended to switch paintings as gifts for a long while - I might remind her of it, thanks for your great post, much love xxxx

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  25. What a beautiful gift! You really conveyed friendship and love there. Great colours too!

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  26. I love it, such a great way to capture that special feeling.

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  27. Love your painting, so cheerful. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a kind and much appreciated comment.

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  28. Timeless...friendship.....love........you have defined this in your lovely gifted painting to your friend ; )

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  29. Well, I love absolutely everything about this! The story behind it, her reaction and of course the beauty itself! Fab quote and GORGEOUS, colorful, bright, perfect piece!!!! Love the quote in the rainbow too. Brilliant lady, you! xoxoxoxo

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  30. Hi Daniele! I love your post! The colors are fantastic and the theme is always close to my heart! Good friendships never end.. no matter how far away you are!
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog... have a great weekend!
    Renee
    xoxo

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  31. Awwww...I'm welling up just reading this. I have too many friends who have spun out of my orbit, makes me cling even more fiercely to the ones who are still close.

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  32. Oh, this is just so beautiful! I love the colors and the emotion. I have so many friends I'd like to create for... just not feeling quite practiced enough yet though. Thanks for sharing this!

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  33. So sweet, touching and pretty! And I love the color palette, purples and blues always make me happy. :)

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  34. What a sweet story of true friendship! I love it. Not much beats such a friendship. :)

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  35. True friendship is sometimes hard to keep up with in our mobile society. I adore your painting honoring it and your friend.
    Happy PPF a bit late. Helen @ Natures Walk

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  36. What a beautiful present! Love the colours. Old friends are such a treasure to have.

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  37. Love the quote and the colors! Good friends are hard to find, and this is an awesome gift for a friendship that has grown through the years. Thanks for making me smile, and reminding me to treasure the friends I have.

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