Sep 22, 2011

Peaches and Blue


I am taking Jane Davenport's class Supplies Me

I painted the paper with gesso,
used prismacolor pencil, a blending exercise.
The background is done in inktense sticks and then a water brush taken to it.






some of you may know Abigail

It was her birthday yesterday
we shared a lovely day in Glacier National Park on Lake McDonald



she has always wanted a cuff
so I made this for her


there is something so special about making gifts for people we love

our hearts pour into the gift
filling it with treasures of light and love to bless their lives

I think it might actually be a gift to ourselves to fill gifts with love!


Happy Birthday Abigail!

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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, and love the cuff you have given her as a birthday present!
    Valerie

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  2. She is gorgeous! I really like her eyes. And that's one awesome cuff. :)

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  3. I really like the blending that Jane teaches with the pencils--a bit different than what Suzi teaches--I like the outcome better (it's very creamy looking)--like your lady--she has a dreamy quality to her.

    What a great place to celebrate a birthday--and beautiful gift too!!

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  4. The texture is very sweet. Saludos

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  5. I love the way you've painted her face, I love to hear the materials used to! :)
    Happy birthday to your friend, that's a lovely thoughtful present you gave her.
    Jess xx

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  6. Awesome painting! Love it! Beautiful cuff and Happy Birthday to your friend ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

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  7. Gorgeous painting. So glad you got to share the day with your friend, and a gift from the heart is the best! :-)

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  8. Terrific work and loving the cuff, your friend is going to love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  9. She's beautiful. And what a great gift for your friend.

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  10. Lovely work, thanks for sharing, hugs Jenny

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  11. Beautiful drawing, beautiful photos, and lovely embroidered cuff.

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  12. Wow, her expression is gorgeous! Your prismacolor pencil skills are amazing, love the shading of her neck and face, and her hair!

    // - T.W -

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  13. So beautiful Tammie, somehow both rich & delicately rendered, all at once: represents another leap in your already amazing expressive gifts.

    The embroidered cuff is gorgeous, a lovely gift for a lovely (and lucky!) friend.

    Wishing you well this autumn equinox!

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  14. Lovely illustration, I like, pretty colors. Congratulations to Abigail. Delightful excursion.

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  15. What a beautiful soft face! Love the rosiness and colours.
    Enjoyed reading your message: It begs for prayer and dreams to come true!
    Thank you!
    So looking forward to your next art now! Your style is growing in beauty!
    :)

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  16. Gorgeous work and love the cuff! So creatively cool! POP ART MINIS

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  17. So many beautiful things here and such a lovely gift.

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  18. What can't you do? I really like this, and it makes me want to stitch!

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  19. A very lovely stitchery and painting. I think Abigail will love her cuff.Your outing looked like a beautiful time well spent amongst good friends...what a pretty place.

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  20. What a lovely gift. Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  21. Oh, I really like these colors together! I think a lot of PPFers are taking that class.

    The cuff is completely gorgeous!

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  22. Its lovely but what is a cuff!

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  23. Beautiful painting and post!
    The cuff is gorgeous.
    The tranquility of where you lives seems to penetrate your work positively. It is wonderful.

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday for your friend.

    Since I love nature, too, I'm going to check out your other blog!

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  24. Beautiful girl!!! My daughter Nelly is also taking Janes class.
    That cuff is awesome!
    Happy Birthday Abigal!!

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  25. Oh I've always wanted to go to Glacier Park! Your painting is beautiful! I love her soft expression, so gorgeous! Your cuff is delightful, what a perfect gift! Deb

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  26. Love your paintngs, great job. The wrist cuff is awesome and how kind of your to make it for your friend. Really very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I think something very magical has happened with the shading on her face... Beautiful!

    You are so very kind and generous and Abigail is very lucky to have you as her friend - I am sure she will love her cuff :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  28. I adore her! Her pink soft cheeks are lovely... And aren't you just oozing with talents? You take marvelous photography, paint, AND make lovely crafts too?? (^_^)

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  29. Muy bonito el post.
    feliz fin de semana.

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  30. Precioso...un sueño...
    Gracias por tanta belleza.

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  31. Beautiful gift and girl and amazing photograph! Great week it sounds like!

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  32. Pretty drawing! Her skin is blended wondrously. Great cuff and sweet gift for your friend, too.

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  33. great embroidery Tammie!

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  34. Hello, Tammie.

    Your the wonderful embroidery seems to fuse to Nature.

    The reflection of a magnificent mountain should be feared.

    ruma

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  35. I like the contrast of her red hair against the blue background. That cuff is gorgeous, by the way! xoxo

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  36. your girl is so lovely! I'm loving Jane's class, and while my faces aren't as lovely as yours, It's so cool that now I can look at your drawing and understand how it was created (as opposed to a few short weeks ago when I would stare at a drawing in bewilderment, not even having the first clue how I would do something like that)

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  37. Very pretty painting, and I agree with the feeling of making something special ourselves for a present :o)

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  38. Beautiful peaches and blue painting, and gorgeous cuff! I'm sure Abigail must have loved it! I feel the same way about making gifts for people. It feels like you are weaving love and good wishes and protection into every stitch / every attached bead in your case. :D xx

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  39. Ohhh this is a beautiful piece I really love the shading and the contrast between the different materials you used!! Lovely cuff too!!
    I also love your 'Dreamy' picture a few posts down!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  40. What a glorious portrait! But the greatest glory must be that cuff made with love.

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  41. Woah...She is breathtaking Tammie..and very serene..she embodies such gentleness..like rose quartz essence and pure love..I am very drawn to her soft and powerful presence! Gorgeous work!

    Love all the other treasures too..beautiful!
    Victoria

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  42. Oh Tammie what a beautiful cuff.
    Your work is wonderful and I'm sure she loved it. I bet the leaves are turning into a beautiful show for you right about now.

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  43. wonderful cuff! she will be so pleased!

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  44. What a gorgeous creation! I love embroidery too-- I rarely have time for it but there is something about the tactile quality of stitching that really rings my chimes!

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  45. So lucky your friend is, to get this beautiful personal gift from you! I like it much! You're clever at many things I can see.. :) And that beautiful place again, you celebrated her birthday, lucky you two! :)

    And then it comes to your painting, *gorgeous*! Look at those eyes, they are so much alive! I just love it! Perfect work! :)

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  46. A bevy of beauties here on your blog! Hello, dear Tammie!

    My goodness, your ladies always have such serene beauty. I love that you are learning and experimenting and playing with different techniques. I really LOVE love love this lady! She has such gorgeous depth in the shadows and curves of her face. It's a very classic and timeless kind of beauty.

    And ooooh! Lucky Abigail to receive such fine and gorgeous work from you! The embroidery on the cuff is exquisite!

    So nice to see your work again. Hope you are having a spectacular autumn!

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  47. You live in an incredible place, WOW! I love the cuff, it is so beautiful, how fortunate she is too have such a generous and talented friend.

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  48. ahhh dearest tammie!!! my heart overflows once again seeing this beautiful post, and your most wonderful, heartfelt gift....of which i am so honored. i love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
    xo abigail

    love your peaches and blue lady so much too!!

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