Oct 18, 2012

Accepting Life


yes tears
are a part of life
deep feelings flow 
like the vast ocean
tears of joy
tears of sadness
and
acceptance
of being with what is
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this piece was made by sketching with Tombow markers 
then taking a wet brush to it
then laying on more markers
 then more wet brush
then in the end a wee bit of prismacolor pencils 
sharing another glimpse of Italy:
 
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sharing with Paint Party Friday
 
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36 comments:

  1. Your words are to live by. I was thinking about acceptance today too... trying to be more still & live more in the moment... allowing seasons to pass...

    Thank-you for being so generous with your art & words Tammie. You are a gem of a girl.

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  2. hello Debra of the Parlour,

    i like that we were both considering acceptance today. I picture you in your gardens letting these thoughts rise and flow and i smile.

    thank you for your message, your visits and your friendship in our blogging world.

    lovely autumn evening to you~

    Tammie

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  3. she's beautiful Tammie, the depth of expression on her face is very moving. she shows me my own joy, sadness and acceptance. she also tells me that none of us are alone..at our core we are so very alike.

    fantastic building too.
    much love dear lady...

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  4. hello Sue,

    thank you for your lovely message.
    i feel and see something similar in this painting, you have put it so well into words, thank you so much!

    warmly,
    T

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  5. oh my goodness, she's wonderful, tammie... the colors are perfect, i think.

    xoxo

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  6. Love the glimpse of Italy. Enjoyed the steps you used in the completion. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing and acceptance is something we all want. Beautiful words.

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  7. Beautiful and true, both the words and the image! <3

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  8. Very nice. I love seeing the Italian building. What amazing color!

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  9. that building is stunning and love the effect of those markers with a=water... very atmospheric...xx

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  10. That is so true and the drawing is beautiful! I love the colours.
    Thank you for your comment on my new blog, I just started that one about food next to my art blog, funny that you already found it!

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  11. She looks wonderful despite the tears. Love her lips!

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  12. So beautiful Tammie..her soulful gaze and emotion, so expressive and strongly projecting..soft and beautiful! very healing..and gorgeous words!
    Victoria

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  13. She is beautiful! Her eyes just pull me in... Wonderful!

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  14. This is so beautiful! I believe I have to get some Tombow markers ....

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  15. Lovely creation ~ 'no rainbow without the rain' ~ love how you used the pens ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  16. oh Tammie...what a beautiful piece and so touching!!! wonderful work!!!

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  17. This has such a gentle beauty Tammie.

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  18. Gorgeous work. Lovely Italy. Happy PPF

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  19. A beautiful emotional portrait Tammie. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  20. What a wonderfully expressive and moving portrait and prose!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  21. Very pretty drawing. It's so true that we need our tears and sad times -- they make our happy times that much sweeter? Thank you for sharing your picture from Italy. I am swooning over those moorish windows.

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  22. Oh my, that portrait of sadness touched my heart! Almost makes me cry myself.
    How well you capture all those emotions!

    Italy! What a beautiful country.

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  23. What a beautiful painting, I love the use of water to make her tears...and well said, life has ups and downs, doesn't it. Each can make your cry!

    Lovely photo, too...

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  24. she is mesmerizing! beautiful work!

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  25. Tammie this is a very beautiful and unique piece, touching. Also love that very romantic photograph, beautiful.

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  26. such emotion in this piece, sad and beautiful. I love the photo of Italy too, I want to go there some day.

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  27. I love the way her tears flow so gently down her cheeks and her eyes portray a kind of serene sadness. Beautiful emotion.

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  28. What a very lovely painting Tammie! =) so soft and full of colors, nearly like the colors of Autumn..

    and a lovely poem!

    and a lovely buildning and photo from Italy!

    Tombow markers look fun and I will try to find some one day.. :)

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  30. Beautiful tears and smile on your art Tammie! :D So lovely to hear from you, thank you!

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  31. Lovely words to go with an even lovelier painting! Loved the effect of it :)
    HPPF Tammie!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your words are always so astoundingly beautiful... A lovely post, Tammie. oxx

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  33. A very beautiful touching post! Luv the poetry and painting.
    Thanks for sharing and sharing in Italy, miss it from time to time, today I miss it.



    Annabelle m^._.^m ~
    p.s.
    Luv the technique you used and those markers are on my list, thank you.

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  34. Such a sad and sweet piece Tammie...she is so pretty...tears and all.

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  35. Lovely emotional piece. Love that building too.

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  36. Lovely how the colors bleed and wash together. I know I've said it many times before, but I have to say it again. I love your noses and those perfect, full lips. :)

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