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Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Daddy's Girl"--A Sentimental Story

Yesterday, I was talking to an awesome friend of mine named Kim who lives in Florida...As it turned out, we started talking about our dads who have both passed on and how special their memories are to us.

Then, about 3 in the morning, I remembered a special pocket watch that someone had found for me in December while looking for vintage jewelry...I decided to make a mixed media piece for her to commemorate her special father.

The best part? The watch actually has "Dad" engraved on it...

But, then I realized that it is also a locket, so I found
a picture of Kim and her dad on Facebook and used
gel medium to put it inside and then sprinkled
"fairy dust" on it to signify magical memories.

Here is a close-up. This piece is entitled "Daddy's
Girl" and is dedicated to Kim.





XO
Cindy

38 comments:

Sherry said...

What an amazing. thoughtful creation and it will be such a blessing to your friend.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh, that's my favorite now :) :) It's gorgeous. I loved how you transfered the photo to the watch/locket!!1 Very lovely :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Suzann said...

Love it!!!! Love the pocket watch!! Waking up at 3:00 thinking about it.....you even create in your sleep :)
Suzann xoxoxo

Sharon Wengel said...

Awh Cindy , That's so nice , what a special piece !

Jan said...

You are a wonderful friend Cindy. And the watch is just beautiful. Lucky girl to recieve this as a momento of she and her dad.

I don't know if I signed up for the 'candy', but I hope whoever wins JUMPS for joy!

Have a great evening.

Hugs,
Jan

Donnie said...

What a caring and creative person you are. I'm sure your friend will treasure this always.

Barbara said...

Cindy that is a stunning and thoughtful piece! So much meaning and love in it. Your friend is indeed special to receive such a gift.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Kim said...

I am blown away and so honored that you thought to do this for me! You are definately and Earth Angel Cindy!!! I will cherish this piece forever!! words cannot express how special this is!!!

love you xo ♥

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Cindy,
It is just beautiful...just awesome. You are such a "talented" person, and so thoughtful.
Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Cindy, this is so breathtaking in many ways. It is so beautiful, but more beautiful that it will be so cherished. What a wonderful gift and what a wonderful friend you are! Hugs to you!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I love your altered watch, and I know that Kim will be thrilled and touched by your thoughtfulness! You are the sweetest:)!

Vicki said...

Cindy, I hope you realize how much this means to Kim. You know she is one of my closest friends but I have just not experienced the loss of a parent. It is hard for me to find the right words to help comfort her. Art is so healing. I hope this piece has and will serve you both well. So beautiful!...you and the artwork. Take care. HUGS

Linda said...

This is such a thoughtful, special piece, Cindy! I am sure it will really mean a lot!

Cameron said...

How beautiful both the piece and YOU are! So special to have a friend like you! Lucky Kim :)

Cat & Cricket said...

Cindy~ that is just the most sweetest, thoughtful amazing gift you gave...
Smiles~
C

Susan Allan said...

What a wonderful creation for a friend...something very special and unique. You are so thoughtful, Cindy.
Sue xx

The Bear's Blog said...

Cindy,

What a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do. It is perfect and I know Kim will love it.

Happy Weekend

Hugs.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a lovely piece, Cindy! I'm sure Kim will treasure it always!

La said...

Kim will appreciate this sweet, sentimental gift from a wonderful friend. La

Gisèle said...

oh Cindy, this is so beautiful and thoughtful; this is a gift made with love. I am sure she will cherish if forever...Hugs G.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful keepsake, lucky, lucky, Kim!

Jackie said...

That was so incredibly sweet of you and how talented you are! God Bless......

Linda M. said...

Cindy you have a beautiful loving heart and you have amazing talent. Hugs

Nancy Y said...

This is an amazing piece of art, and such a beautiful gift for your friend!
I hope you have a Lovely day!
xo Nancy :D

Roselle said...

Wow...I am crying here. This is AMAZING. So thoughtful, beautiful, creative and touching. Again...AMAZING. Your friend will treasure this for years to come.
Love,
Roselle

Feathers and Flight said...

Oh Cindy this is such a Lovely Piece! Wonderfully Done! I am Sure that Kim will Treasure it Always.
Have a Wonderful Weekend Cindy
Hugs
Jill

peggy gatto said...

some of our best art comes when we create for others and this is a beautiful example!
I love things like this, the story is lovely!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful gift which I am sure will bring (happy) tears to her eyes and what a wonderful friend you are

Love Dawn xx

Love of the Sea said...

You are so caring and thoughtful. This was such a wonderful thing for you to do!!

Ann said...

The watch is beautiful. Isn't is wonderful how ideas comes to our minds. You did an excellent job with the creation. Lucky Kim.
Ann

SmilingSally said...

You're a kind-hearted person to make this for Kim.

Happy Blue Monday, Cindy.

Joy said...

What wonderful pictures, post and pocket watch.
I gave my husband one when we got married. ;)
Have a fun week!

Marie said...

How gorgeous!

Visiting from Blue Monday and a new follower as well :-)

Melody said...

What a wonderful friend...and gift.

chubskulit said...

Precious

My Blue Monday, hope you can drop by.

Ellen said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing.

xoxo,
Ellen

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful treasure you created and so thoughtful. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love it, Cindy! What a special piece for a special friend. The embellishments are terrific and the fairy dust was a very nice touch.

Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you join me each week.

By the way, I joined you as a follower.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/