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Friday, February 21, 2014

Grow Strong, A Special Post

Hi Everyone ;o) Hope you're all well ;o)
Grab yourself a drink ;o) This could be a long post, but I promise, it is worth it ;o)

A few weeks ago, I was looking at Lone's Blog ;o) Well, actually drooling! LOL! Lone is very talented at everything she makes! She also puts great quotes on her blog!
At this particular time, Lone had made some gorgeous little birds ;o)
And, then she had a picture of this little one on it's own.
He called out to me! On the other side, he says Strong. "Grow Strong". My heart was smiling! I really wanted him! I felt it was a sign. You know me and my signs ;o) Sometimes, you need a message like that beside you. Especially when life throws you curve balls!  You have to continue to Grow Strong! Keeping your spirit high!

So, I opened my big mouth and asked Lone, if I could have him ;o) I offered to pay for him or make her something. Lone, doesn't have a store!  Lone agreed to give me this little one, only, if I didn't give her anything back. She new this little bird would be cherished, and that meant the world to her! This was really hard on my part! I find it hard to receive a gift and not give a gift back. I realized I might not have gave Lone something as in money, or art, but I did give her back, the gift of friendship ;o)

My Little One arrived in the cutest bag, with a beautiful card, that her friend made. She's an artist ;o)



Thanks so much Lone! I love everything!
So, then I thought! I would love to do a painting based on this little one!
I started with a cream and white background.
Added grey lines, to match the ribbon.
Added some flowers.
And, then I started to paint, until, I was finished ;o)
The finished piece ;o)
She is done on a 4" x 12" canvas ;o) I hope you like her, because I am giving her away ;o) Lone blessed me with a beautiful gift. So, in my own way, I am paying it forward, in honour of Lone ;o) 

So, if you would like to win it, please make sure you put in your comment, "you want her!" If you don't say that, I won't put your name in the draw. The giveaway ends February 28th and I will announce the winner March 1st ;o)
Thanks again Lone, for your friendship, and your kind soul. You inspired this painting ;o)
Big Hugs ;o)

40 comments:

  1. Stacy, what a great story! I'm so glad I got a couple moments to visit with you and see what you've been up to :D
    Your little bird is precious! The painting you created in response is striking and lovely. Hope you are well and enjoying a break in your wintry weather.
    xoLee

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  2. Thank you so so much Stacy - now my heart is smiling. I loooove the pay it forward thought. You brought so much meaning into this that I have no words. Thank you so much - pay it forward was more that I even thought of. A big big hug to you Stacy - and thanks again!!!!! And, I will not enter the giveaway - but I know someone will be very lucky to win that wonderful painting!!!!!

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  3. It's magnificent and your friend is a true one I tried so hard to follow Flowermouse above, HI there, but it would accept the e-mail that I sent to her it kept on coming back, so maybe it wasn't opened to Canada nevertheless I couldn't think of a sweeter person to receive this magnificent present, I'm so happy for you little Magic Love Crow and PS Flowerhouse Design what you create is pure magic, and Stacy deserves it

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  4. Yay, what a wonderful friend and you have been blessed by her beautiful spirit! Yes she is super talented and an incredible artist! Enjoy your new treasure and all the magic is rings to your life! Gorgeous art it looks like a Victorian style- bird with it's long and curved shape.Beautiful! Wishing you a fab wkd!

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  5. "Grow strong" -- what a beautiful message!

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  6. Great job Stacy! Careful when drooling near electronics though ... LOL
    (I can see why... I'm off to read her blog now too!)

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  7. "Grow Strong" - best done when we share it with people we admire and love. Beautiful gift you received and beautiful gift you will give. Stacy my dear, you blow me away with your talents, your sweetness and your great heart. xoxo Oma Linda
    I would love to enter your giveaway because I know someone I would like to give this to as well if I should win. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  8. You are an amazing woman. You have a heart that shines for so many. Your art brings happiness and that comes straight from you loving heart. Lone is a sweetheart for the gift she gave to you as well. Thanks for shaing this with all of us.
    Niocle/Beadwright

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  9. Hi, Stacy!!! I just visited Lone's blog and became a follower!!! What gorgeous work she does!!!

    I adore your lovely little bird from Lone and I also think that you are so sweet to pay it forward with your gorgeous painting "Grow Strong"!!! I would love to be entered in your drawing..."I want her" :))

    Great Big Hugs
    xoxoxo

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  10. What a sweet gift! You deserve it Stacey because you are one of the most positive people I know! Love your painting, it's one of my faves! :-)

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  11. Oh my gosh! What a precious gift she gave you! Lone is quite the artist with adding some beautiful words to go along with the bird.

    Your precious crow created to honor Lone's present to you is beautiful too! I would love to win. Grow Strong is a great mantra also! You are so positive and creative and continually spreading goodness throughout the world. You and Lone ROCK!!! Big hugs :)

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  12. Totally Wonderful Post!! Love everything about it. You are such a gift to all of us - your blogger buddies!!! Love reading your posts. You brighten up my days.

    That little bird is SO SO very cute and such a powerful message!!! Love it. So nice of Lone.

    Okay... without a doubt count me in for your amazing painting giveaway! I love how you designed this one!

    Have a super weekend.

    Joan

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  13. I want it!!!!!!
    Such a beautiful gesture to keep giving away. That's what we always do with our love...give it away and ask for nothing in return, just pass the love along.
    Stacy, your blogs are always soooooooooo beautiful and uplifting!
    Love & Joy
    Diane

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  14. Sorry...I meant to say I want her! I called the painting a it, not your beautiful crow! :)

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  15. Oh Stacey, that is one gorgeous painting. I definitely want in (though my office is already sporting a few of your fabulous paintings). :) Great story.

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  16. You're amazing Stacy, and you inspire me! I see signs in everything too and the crows are always visiting me to keep me strong and on track when I need it. I love your little crow and I love your new painting. I want it! Lol! Stay stong! xo

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  17. Stacy,
    Lone's work is beautiful and what a lovely gift she gave you.
    Your painting is magical and please enter me.

    Lots of hugs
    Margie
    xox

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  18. yes, Yes, YES, I WANT YOUR PAINTING :) just back from checking our the sweet and generous Lone's blog and she is so talented! I know it would have been so hard for you sweet Stacy not to send your friend a gift back, but look what has happened, you have created this magnificent painting an an opportunity for someone to win it, maybe whoever wins will pay it forward too... You are amazing :)

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  19. Oh, that little bird is so sweet! I can see why it called out to you. Your painting is absolutely beautiful too! What wonderful, generous people you and Lone are! ❤

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  20. So many lovely trinkets in this post! I love the little bird and the message it sends. It also makes me happy to see the act of friendship that took place. I needed that little pick me up. =) I think this is by far one of my favorite paintings yet. I want her! This is only more encouragement to do a giveaway of my own. Now I just have to find the thing to give.

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  21. Hi there! I found this from your Etsy store. What a beautiful blog you have full of positive thoughts! I also have always liked crows and your paintings are a beautiful representation. I just wanted to compliment you and let you know that there aren't enough people sending positive energy into the world. Keep doing what you do! :o)

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  22. Oh Stacy, thank you so much for sharing such amazing talent with us...and that little bird is so cute!

    Hugs xxx

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  23. Aww, what a sweet little birdie your friend gave to you, so cute! I love your new crow painting, I want it! I feel selfish when you have your giveaways because I am already so fortunate to have some of your wonderful art, but I love it so!

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  24. Awesome Stacy. You always say the right things. Paying it forward is the right thing to do. Count me in.

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  25. Awesome Stacy. You always say the right things. Paying it forward is the right thing to do. Count me in.

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  26. Hello pretty, little lady! Hope you're doing well. :)

    I LOVE all things stripey, so want fun things to have. I also LOVE LOVE your "grow strong" crow. Amazing and so inspiring. :)

    Hugs!
    Alexandra

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  27. I really LOVE that bird you got. She looks so frail and isolated, like an animal you'd want to hold and protect.It's definitely the one I would have picked as well.

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  28. What a beautiful story, a beautiful message, and a beautiful lesson from two beautiful people. And let's not forget to mention that beautiful painting! Someone will be very lucky to have it!

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  29. Your bird is beautiful! Such great symbolism! I love how this inspired your grow strong piece. It is awesome! Have a fabulous week Stacy. :)

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  30. Wishing you a magical week..lovely to revisit this post of beauty!

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  31. you.are.wonderful.
    love your painting so much.
    you make me want to be a better person!!!
    xooxo

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  32. O my gosh, how lovely -- her work really is beautiful, and you are such a deserving recipient :)

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  33. you give so much, we feel your heart right here...right now...you have so many people who love you, they are all deserving, but then again so are YOU! I love it of course I want it but this time I vote for Margie she deserves this beauty so much xxx

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  34. You are already a giving, caring person. Someone I am happy to have found! I think she is lovely and whoever is lucky enough to win her will have a wonderful gift!

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  35. A nice piece you've aquired. You are good at arts and crafts.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  36. and yet can't resist this grow strong spirit I'm in

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  37. Oh Stacy, Lone really needs to open an ETSY! I love that precious bird and the message is one of pure power. Your latest piece is so beautiful. A mesmerizing work of art. Have a beautiful day, my friend. Mina

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  38. Your little bird is beautiful, what a special gift.

    Your painting is also beautiful. I will pass though as I don't have room in my house. Someone else will love your painting.

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  39. I am loving the look of your Grow Strong crow. It is really beautiful. I haven't had much time for blogging and browsing lately, so it's nice to check out what you've been up to. You always amaze me with how much you continually achieve. It is fantastic. Hope all is well with you! Big hugs!

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