Feb 27, 2011

Guest Artist and Friend


My dear friend Abigail Folk celebrated my birthday with me last week

there were flowers
sushi
heartfelt conversation
and a gift
of this wonderful painting she made, for me

my companion word for this year is 'listen'
and she included it
over the heart
it is a wonderful word to learn from

gift yourself with a visit to her blog; Rusted Wings  
and her etsy shop: Rusted Wings Gallery

friendships are a treasured gift
and we have enjoyed sharing with one another for over 30 years!
a heartfelt thank you Abigail!
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I have to say, I had a wonderful time celebrating
with many friends 
over many days last week!

My heart leans to all of you
for celebrating and sharing life with me!
 ~

This week I am working on a mermaid piece of art:



 I have transferred this to wood
and am in the midst of painting it
hoping to share the finished piece with you
in the next couple of days

~

Usually today is Sunday Sketches
but her father is not well
so let us all send light and prayers to her and her father
and family. 

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27 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday! You received a beautiful gift from your friend, she is truly talented! I also love the start on your new piece of art. Mermaids are so enchanting to me, I can not wait to see the final piece. I will be keeping a look out!

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  2. Lovely lovely post. Happy belated birthday to you! So glad you celebrated it in style with such a great friend - she has a wonderful blog too and this is such a special present. I love your work for this year...I think I forget to stop and listen a lot of the time and this is a perfect reminder to do more of that!

    Cannot wait to see how your painting turns out! It looks like it will be wonderful!!!

    Smiles and hugs

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  3. How wonderful to have such a good friendship that has lasted for so long, and how amazing that you are both such talented artists!
    I am already loving the new work.

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  4. What a beautiful gift! I met Abigail during OWOH. She is so amazingly talented. Glad you were able to share your special day with a wonderful friend. I adore your Mermaid sketch - can't wait to see her all finished. :) Theresa

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  5. Happy Birthday!!!! what an amazing piece of art to treasure. your friend is so talented! Glad you enjoyed your birthday! xo

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  6. This is so, so pretty! I love the texture and the flow to her dress...

    Also, your mermaid and seahorse sketch is so charming! I can't wait to see it finished.

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  7. Oh my goodness-both of these are wonderful. I can see yours evolving into a beautiful artpiece and such a gorgeous birthday present!!

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  8. Beautiful.. and happy birthday again :)) xxx

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  9. Hope you had a "fairy" happy birthday (as my eldest daughter used to say!!)
    What a beautiful gift to have received from your friend...just gorgeous. You really can't beat receiving a gift that has been made especially for you, with a whole lot of love painted in...:)
    Your sketch is so pretty too, I JUST love mermaids and sea horses. Can't wait to see it with a bit of paint :)x

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  10. Yay Happy Birthday!!! And woah..your friend is super talented..such a gorgeous piece she has created for you..so special and full of beautiful energies!! wow! What a gift to treasure...gorgeous!shine on!

    I love your mermaid..can't wait to see the finished piece!


    and..healing thoughts to your frineds/ father you mentioned!

    Hugs and happy days!
    and...Happiest Birthday Blessings to you and wishing you mnay birthday sparkles to surround you all year long!

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  11. Well, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day, and I wish you the best for the coming year.

    It sounds like you have a very good friend, and one that you share interests with. That is so nice.

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  12. It feels like both a blend of the past and the future coming into this one moment in the present.

    Your art transcends Tammie. Just beautiful. :)

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  13. Happy Birthday!

    What a wonderfully thoughtful gift!

    I can't wait to see your latest creation on wood - I love it so far :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  14. birthday???
    happy belated birthday!!!!
    im late for the party! xD

    xoxox

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday :D :D May you find what you're longing for in this year, be it happiness, peaceful and health!

    Lifetime friendship is such a rare gem that once you found it, treasure it in your heart forever :) :) That is a lovely heart-touching gift from her, very serene and very pretty~

    Hope you have an awesome week and looking forward to the little mermaid~ *I love mermaid stories XD*

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  16. Oh, Tammie! This is going to be so beautiful! ((hugs)) What a talented girl you are! Happy FAT Tuesday! (grin)

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  17. Love your blog page Tammie! Wonderfilled and magical. X

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  18. Adorable sketch! Love the look of that seahorse~
    I'm looking forward to seeing it painted on wood, sounds awesome!

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  19. Happy Birthday dear Pisces!
    I have fallen in love with your art!
    All the eyes pull me in and I begin to wander about in the beauty of your creations.
    Amazing....Thank you.
    Sherry

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  20. happy belated birthday!!! what a lovely gift from your friend....

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  21. Oh yes … happy belated! And though time has "passed" I still send light and love to Sophia's father and all who love him.

    Peace.

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  22. Happy happy happy birthday! *Gasp* What a beautiful and heartwarming present! the texture on her dress and her hair is incredible, and the colors are fantastic! Oh, what a joy this is! Friendships certainly are a gift.

    Sending prayers for Sophia's father.

    xoxo

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  23. It's Fantastic ...
    Check out mine !!!!
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/the-music-girl-sketching-and-crayon-coloring/

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  24. So Sweet ..
    I liked it !!! xD
    Take a look of mine Stuff
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/the-music-girl-sketching-and-crayon-coloring/

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  25. aaaaw! I missed your birthday. I wish you told me. Happy belated Birthday. Tsup!

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  26. Happy Birthday Tammie - a little late. What a beautiful gift you received from Abigail. I've had a quick look at her blog - it's wonderful.
    May the coming year bring you all you wish for.
    Janice. x

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  27. Happy Belated Birthday Tammie! What a lovely gift, your friend is very talented too and sounds like you had a wonderful day. Hugs, G

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