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Benji Gizmo and Missy

20 Sep 2012

Alessandra's Portrait



Hello me lovlies, well this is a portrait of my lovely freind Alessandra, im sure most of you will know her, she is the kindest sweetlest lass. so I thought I would do her a special pressie, It was her birthday in august and this picture was sent out to her in switzerland on the 13th of August, it only arrived today, 5 weeks later, after daily e mails asking if it had arrived, I had almost given up and thought some customs man had dumped it in a bin somewhere,but no she got it. Its an oil on canvas and took over a month to paint, waiting on it drying etc, I really hope she likes it, she says so, but its always a worry when you paint portraits.  Well I am off for a glenmorangie dad bought me, aww. The no smoking isnt doing very well but there is always tomorrow, thanks for popping by, it means a lot as im still of work due to this M.E and fybro, its a month now eek. Nite nite everyone sweet dreams love you all, big huggies from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

53 comments:

Carla S. said...

Wow, June! Your talents never cease! This is a most gorgeous and awesome portrait! I'm sure Alessandra was speechless when she received it! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Alessandra said...

yeah, Alessandra was not only speachless, she was overwhelmed with every positive feeling that exists. No one on earth has ever done such a wonderful thing for me... Just the thought of you painting over a month on this beautiful beautiful painting is overwhelming and I soooooooooooo divine, I have no words for it. I was gutted while waiting for it to arrive and I kept asking our mailman every day I was so eager to get it!! And now that I have received it I can't stop drooling over it!
You really have touched my heart with this wonderful present, I love it so much and will treasure it forever and ever and it will get a special place in my living room where I can sit and look at it every day until I'm old and blind!
I love you lots, you dearest friend from afar!!! And I can't wait to hug you in real life!
muah, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise and Louise said...

Oh WOW June - your are truly talented - this is amazing. I just want to reach out and touch that silk dress, it looks so real and as for her hair....fantastic.
Hugs
Denise xx

Oh forgot to say, enjoy the glenmorangie and keep up with the giving up (one day at a time) xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness June. This has got to be one of the most gorgeous pieces of work I have ever seen on any blog. Definitely worth all your hard work and effort. I have just read Alessandras reply and am really touched by the warm friendship you have with each other.
I bet you were so relieved when she finally received it and now she will treasure it forever.

Take care, you are one special lady!!
hugs Sue

heidy said...

Oh June your so talented,what a beautiful portret!!
XXXX Heidy

Leah Ann Gast said...

Wow June, so gorgeous! You are so talented, and you are an awesome artist! I know what you mean about the smoking, ugghh such a battle. I'm not a very pleasant person to be around when I don't smoke. Got me coming and going. It's great that you are trying, that's wonderful! Keep trying, you'll get there! Be proud of yourself..hugs! Leah Ann

Stamps and Paper said...

June you are so talented the picture is beautiful your friend will love it....

Anne

thecraftycavalier said...

The portrait is stunning and I'm not surprised that Alessandra was overwhelmed by it! You are on talented Lady! Really, it's fabulous and such a beautiful gift for someone. Take one day as it comes with the giving up smoking - it's probably like dieting - some days good some days not so good. Stick with it! Look after yourself; I'm sure my ME feeds off stress so you need to be real kind to yourself. Take care lovely June! Hugs, Jayne xx

Jane said...

Wow June what an artist you are. Your friend must have been bowled over by this..it really is amazing. No wonder your cards are so good!! I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling so under the weather.Take it slowly one day at a time..you will get there.
Hugs, Jane xx

Karina said...

Wow, June, this portrait of Alessandra is truly brilliant and a real piece of art. You painted her soooooo wonderful... I know her personally, and I already recognized her on the mini picture in my sidebar blog roll. And I know HOW MUCH Aless will love this amazing painting. You are a real artist, hun! And hey, don't get mad when stop smoking don't get well. The right day will come when you will be successful. Sometimes it needs more than one try.
Hugs, Karina

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous. You are so talented. This is just stunning.

Sarah said...

Oh June, I don't comment on your blog much (always read your posts and admire your cards tho) but I had to comment here.

As much as I oooh and ahh over your cards the portrait is just jaw droppingly perfect! My goodness you are one super talented lady!!!!

Good luck with the stopping smoking - I don't think most people realise how hard it can be. I never smoked myself, but know lots of people who tried to stop and managed it but all of them say how difficult it is.

Sarah

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous June! And having read Alessandra's reply, I'd say she likes it!! You obviously have a very special friendship.
Now put that ciggie out and count to 10....slowly!! lol
Have a good week
Lorraine x

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, how talented you are June! And such a fantastic gift to make for someone, she is a very lucky friend. Hope you get back to work soon.

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness June, the portrait is indescribably beautiful. You have absolutely been blessed with such a wonderful talent and you are such an exceptional person and friend to share your talent!

xxxtglxxx said...

Absolutely Wow! :)

June this looks utterly gorgeous, amazing and brilliant hun! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Chrissy said...

This is so stunning June, I follow Alessandra,and the likeness of this masterpiece is amazing...absolutely gorgeous work.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so talented June!!! I can no more draw even a stick figure LOL! She is sure to treasure this forever!!!

Denise :-) said...

Oh June Im sure you just dont realise how talented you are, this is a most amazing portrait. The hair and the dress WOW! What a beautiful thing to do for a friend, you are one lovely lady!
Hugs Denise xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow June this is a true masterpiece showcasing your wonderful talent. When I read that its for Alessandra I was wondering whether its Baileys Mam and reading Alessandras comment here confirmed my curiosity. Alessandra I hope you have already found a super special place for it in your home which is also accessible to Bailey. June I am sure you are goinf to receive a lot of commission work for your exquisite talent.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Martinas Welt said...

Hi June,
oh wow...this was the pressie you were so worried about on facebook....oh gosh! Now I can understand even better! If it would have gone lost...oh no!!! You have made such a gorgeous picture for her...I am speechless! I kow Alessandra personally and like Karina said I recognized her immediately ;) Ah and I remember the dress ;) I saw her pics and thought it is soo beautiful. Teal is my favourite colour and I mostly ear it as well, so it wcaight my eye! Absolut stunning picture June!!!! You are a real artist!
Martina

Pauline said...

Wow June, you have a wonderful talent there! Amazing painting of your friend, she will treasure this beautiful portrait.

Jackie said...

What a stunning painting June, your talents know no bounds :o)
Jackie xx

Colinda said...

It's AMAZING June!! You're a real artist!! Love her hair, her face, her hands, love it all!!! Have a nice weekend and take care! Hugs, Colinda

Elizabeth said...

Wow this so.....gorgeous!! You're a real artist. Your friend has to love this, because it's perfect.

Vicky said...

This is amazing sweetie I'm sure she loved it more than anything shug.

Take care

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Caz said...

WOW. June, this is wonderful. You are one very talented lady. I'm sure your friend REALLY loved it. I know I would.
Hugs
Caz x

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful portrait of Alessandra, It looks just like her, I know she will treasure it.
I hope you feel a bit better soon
Kevin xx

Lau W said...

OMG ! you're an artist, this portrait is wonderful ! Congrats !!
xxx
get well soon !

Riet said...

This is so wonderful June.

Hugs Riet.xx

coops said...

oh wow this is amazing june.your painting is so lifelike :D

xx coops xx

Lee said...

Blimey Juney you are soooo flippin talented,didn't know you did paintings hunni.this is truly AMAZING.Do hope you are beginning to feel a bit better.I am thinking of you daily hun.Big Gentle Huggles xxxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

June,
Your talent is amazing. I am sure your friend loved this lovely portrait. Life has been getting in the way of my crafting and commenting. Hope all is well with you!

Kjersti said...

Wow June! What an amazing talent you are, this portrait is gorgeous! She must have been overwhelmed with this beautiful piece of art!!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Danielle said...

Wow... Wow and Wow again. I am speachless. I am certain Alessandra will will love, your painting is magnificient. Hugs.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

OMW June, your portrait of Alessandra is amazing, you have captured her so perfectly and exactly how I imagine the fabulous Alessandra. I love the backdrop too, truly beautiful. Have a lovely Sunday, HUgs, Teresa xxx

Faye said...

Wow, you do gorgeous portraits too. You are AMAZING! X

Vicky said...

It's a gorgeous portrait hun!!! I never paint people, only animals, you can be as realistic as you need with animals, but you can offend people easily with the truth!!!

I am sure your dear friend will LOVE it, truly, you are very talented

hugs Vicky xxx

Bea und Doreen said...

OMG - June this is amazing. You are so talented.. WOW. IT's a wonderful painting - simply stunning.
But I think it's for an amazing and wonderful person too.
She will love it.
big hugs
Doreen xx

Marjorie said...

Oh my word!!!!! June what can I say...this is sooooo stunning and beautiful..you are one gifted lady:)...Look at that gorgeous hair, and how you have captured the folds in her beautiful wrap...Wow! Wow!! What a treasure..I love her hands too..Wow!! This is a beautiful work of art for a very special lady from a very special friend...
Big hugs,
Marjorie
xx

May said...

O my goodness June this is Fabulous you are soooooooo talented.. beautiful work... I can't get over the wrap on her shoulders & the hair.. you need to do more they need to be seen out there, Alessandra will treasure this always... Hugs May x x x
I can't stop looking at it!!!

Sue said...

Oh June this is amazing… you have really captured Alessandra's warm and fun personality… it's so, so beautiful…what a wonderful gift… bet she will treasure it always…
Sorry to hear that you are not well at the moment… I hope you are soon feeling much better…
Huge Hugs
Sue xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

What a beautiful thing to do for Alessandra!, what a lovely friend you are!!
Fabulous painting.
Love, Mel. xxx

Monique said...

Wow. That is awesome June!

Hugs Monique

Katina said...

A truly stunning work of art June!! You are such a talented lady!

Hope you start feeling a bit better soon.
xx

Janette said...

OMG June this is amazing, a true work of art.xxx

Elise said...

OMGosh JUNE!!! Wow wow wow .. you are AMAZING! This is INCREDIBLE! I can't stop gawking at my computer screen!! Seriously, you have major talent girl! Wowww .. so very very gorgeous I am at a loss for words! Good gracious, this is AMAAAAZING! Did I already say that?! hhahah!!! Well .. it is!!!

As far as the smoking .. when you are ready you will do it. :) Don't be hard on yourself.

Sending you big hugs,
Elise

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous painting. You have captured your friend beautifully. No wonder she was overwhelmed. Elaine

Marilyn said...

Wow June, your talent has no limits. This is fabulous and of course your friend loves it. Gorgeous work!

ChrisAndCat said...

OMW! What an amazing portrait - I would love to be able to paint like this. Its absolutely gorgeous.

Christina C. said...

OMGgggggggggggggg...what a magnificent work of art!!!!!!

Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooow your amazing!!

nwilliams6 said...

This is amazing! What a true treasure - she has to absolutely love it! I am so impressed.