Nov 8, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Cookie


in honor of my dear friend Kim
I attempted to paint her in an ethereal 
starry, sparkly, other worldly, magical state
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(unfortunately the scan does not show how sparkly this is. The bronze color is gold leaf and so pretty)

before the background, which do you like best?:

a couple of years ago she crossed over
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she had a couple of nick names

while growing up together she was: Jade Lady
as she had a fondness for green
others called her: Cookie

when my son was born we called her:
Auntie Cookie


it was a bit emotional and deeply heartfelt experience to do art of her
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Wednesday is:
and Michael chose the theme:
cookies
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30 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful Tammie Lee...the artwork and the story behind it. How sweet, Aunt Cookie. :) I like the first one the best! :)

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    1. Fun to hear what one catches each persons likes. Thank you.

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  2. A great tribute to Aunt Cookie. I like the background and the texture is so different from your usual style. Is it still all watercolours or are you collaging papers on?

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    1. I learned this technique from Stephanie Law. It is in the last two posts as well and I am using it in a number of pieces at the moment, so you will see more of it. It is a mix of gold leaf with watercolor grounds and after dried it is painted with watercolors. And yes, paper.

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  3. Exciting new technique!

    How good and full of heart you made this artwork about Jade Lady - Aunty Cookie - ....

    I can imagine, that is was touching all your feelings to paint this gem. But it is the best! Also November is a good month do think about "lost" friends....

    Being very experienced you can work artificial with such a technique. Other simple painters would produce in such a technique just decorations for one minute to see and then please forget :)

    The first photo shows really all the depth of this artwork.

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    1. Yes, I am still having fun with the technique. For some reason I am using it in every piece.
      I like considering how Nov. is a good month to think about loved ones who have crossed over.
      Thank you for your lovely thoughts Dori.

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  4. The first one looks more ethereal, wonderful tribute to lady Cookie!

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  5. very nice tribute :)

    I prefer the one with a background, looks more finished

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    1. That is part of the reason I did the background as well as attempting to make it look like she is in the universe of stars and magic.

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  6. I like it without the background. the textures looks. quite a sweet tribute.

    have a lovely day.

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  7. A sweet tribute indeed and I'm sure those who knew her woudl be even more moved by it. I am sorry for your loss there but this is fitting, for sure. I'm glad I read through as at first, I Was trying to see the cookie but get it now.

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    1. Yes, no tasty cookies, but certain she is Cookie to many.
      Thank you Michael.

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  8. So gorgeous and magical Tammie! I love it..and I adore your beautiful story about Auntie Cookie,she is beautiful ! Such a heartfelt and touching post...hugs!

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    1. Yes, she is beautiful. Thank you for sensing the heart in this .

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  9. I kind of like it more without the background but they're both really pretty. I think you made her look very magical.

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  10. Bonjour chère amie,

    Tante Cookie peut être fière de ce joli portrait... Avec toutes ces brillances, ces nuances de couleurs, elle est rayonnante.
    Les deux interprétations me plaisent mais s'il fallait réellement faire un choix peut-être que le fond blanc la met plus en valeur. Après aussi l'effet photographique peut être trompeur.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts Martine, I like considering.

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  11. A wonderful and heartfelt tribute to your friend, Tammie! Both versions are lovely but I think I like the one without the background best.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts Serena.

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  12. You were blessed to have an Aunt Cookie in your life that could bring all of these feelings to the surface in her absence. A delightful tribute to a friend that brings to mind in own thoughts the friends we have lost and missed. Touching and beautiful ... both are beautiful but I like the first the best.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  13. A lovely tribute to your beautiful friend Tammie.....

    Ruby

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  14. This is a beautiful other-worldly portrait. She looks like a lovely lady.
    I like both, can't decide on one, they both have charm.

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  15. Don't you hate how metallics just don't show up on scans or photos very well? It's beautiful as it is -- I can only imagine how it just glows and shines with the light. Ethereal.

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  16. What a wonderful tribute to your friend, Tammie. I love that about you. :) x

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  17. Dit is we een bijzonder kunstwerk Tammie,als of de bloemen er op zijn gelegd,Mooi!!!

    lieve groet Christiene.,

    This is a special artwork Tammie, if the flowers are laid on, beautiful !!!

    Dear greetings Christine.

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  18. I'm a bit more drawn to the second one, but they're both nice. What a nice remembrance of a treasured friendship.

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  19. Both your paintings and the photo of your dear friend are truly beautiful. There is a lovely tenderness there. xo

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