Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Crow Family Portrait: Thank you Laurie....

I have met so many amazing, talented, and truly special people since I began this journey here....And some are amazingly talented, truly amazing, especially talented, and amazingly special.  My friend, Laurie, is all of these.  Laurie, you see, is a very gifted painter....She also understands crows in a very uncanny way.

Laurie paints a myriad of wonderful things from her memories and daily life....more so recently from her memories, as she is losing her sight due to an injury.  When she recently shared some watercolors she had done on her blog (how my time flys) that I particularly admired, Laurie sent them to me.

A Crow Family Portrait (I'm the one on the far left...)  ;o)


TheCrankyCrow's Familiar:


This is one of those times I truly wish I were a better photographer - the detail and nuances in these pieces are so incredible in person.  Thank you so, so, much dear Laurie....Your gifts ~ of both paint and friendship ~ have touched my heart so very deeply - and are some of my most priceless treasures.....

41 comments:

lilraggedyangie said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WORK , YOU LUCKY CROW YOU ! HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A CRABTABULOUS WEEK YOU OL CRANK YOU :0) HAPPY THURSDAY ! HUGS LIL RAGGEDY ANGIE

Mary said...

What a beautiful gift Robin......not only the artwork, but the friendship that came along with it. Laurie is such an amazing person and her generosity and kind heart is surly something to treasure!! What a sweetheart!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and holiday.....Hugs Mary

Christine said...

Wow! They are so intricate! I love the way the crows sit in the branches - perfect! They are precious gifts and Laurie is a special person!
Blessings
Christine

Tolentreasures said...

What a wonderful gift and treasure!

Cathy

Angela said...

Robin, You are truly blessed. A wonderful friendship and a gift from that friend is heavenly. Such beautiful and approiate paintings. I am sure they are treasured. Have a great day.
Angela

tamera-country at heart said...

I am amazed at folks who can draw and paint such lifelike pictures. A gifted talent for sure. Love the crows in the tree. Makes me wander what they are thinking as they look up. Love them. Thanks for sharing with us.
Tamera
Country at heart

Ronda said...

What a treasure, beautiful work. The world out there is huge, you are both very blessed to have been brought together in this friendship.Enjoy your day!
Blessings,
~Ronda

Stacy said...

I am finding out for myself about the wonderful people out here in blogland :) What a special gift for you to always treasure.
Have a great day~Stacy

laurie said...

this was a surprise, these litle gifts are just a thankyou for being such a good blogging friend,,Im glad that you're pleased with them.

Sheila said...

Beautiful work and so very special, just like the friendship you have with one another. How truly blessed you both are. TFS

Blessings,
Sheila

Kim said...

Simply gorgeous. So much talent. You are a blessed little crow to receive such a lovely gift.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Such a special gift to treasure! Warm Blessings!~Amy

jules said...

What a touching story.....

frontporchprims said...

Gifts to treasure forever. What a touching story. The pictures are beautiful. How blessed you are to have found such great friends. -Steph-

outjunking said...

Cranky crow,
I see the family resemblance, also what a great gift from the heart. You have truly been blessed.
Lisa

Me and My Stitches said...

They are wonderful - wish I could see them in person - you are a lucky crow!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin
Amazing talent~ Beautiful gifts~
smiles
Teresa

Linda said...

What a wonderful gift...they are priceless! I, too, am in awe of all the creative people I have met blogging...it amazes me everyday!

Vicky said...

Absolutely beautiful......and you KNOW I mean that!!!!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow your friend truly has an awesome talent Robin, they are sooo neat. I like the kitty one.

Hugs
Felicia

deb said...

love love LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Traci said...

Those are absolutely beautiful and perfect for you! Love'em

Blessings,
Traci

The Moonlit Stitch said...

What an amazing artist Laurie is! These are so enchanting - thanks for sharing them Robin ~*~Lisa

Carol Stuck said...

How truly amazing!!! The detail is fantastic. Such a talented artist. Miss C. Crow....how lucky you are to have met such a special friend:)

hugs and smiles,
Carol

A Primitive Homestead said...

Beautiful & such talent your friend has. So sorry to hear of her sight problem. I will lift her in prayer. Blessings!
Lara

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those are really beautiful Robyn!
Aren't bloggers the best when it comes to friendships and generous too!
Happy Weekend,
Cindy

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's such a small world, you know Laurie? She had mentioned that she sent out a painting, it must have been to you. Wow, she is an amazing artist, and I love both her work, and her blog.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Robin,

Laurie is a very talented gal !

Lucky you to receive one of her paintings !
Prayers for her eyesight !

Hugs,
Linda

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a talented artist and generous soul. Lucky you!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Raymond Homestead said...

Those are awesome!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Beautiful pics. Love the crows, looks so real. You are blessed to have a friendship with Laurie.
Lois

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I envy people that can paint ~ oh how I wish I could.
Beautiful! A very nice friend indeed!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Siobhan said...

Oh wow!!! What a lucky gal you are, indeed. Those pieces are amazing. I'm glad they are with somebody who will appreciate them and the work and talent that went into them. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Courtney said...

I adore these pieces. What talent! I just love the simplicity of them...plus, I love a spooky Halloween piece of artwork! You are fortunate to have these!

~Madalynne~ said...

Such beautiful pieces! Laurie has certainly found the perfect person to enjoy them.

Vicki said...

LOVE these...she's a talented and generous friend.

Vicki said...

I love these also! I saw where you stopped by...I will see if there is something I need to change for the "no reply" from others. That kinda takes the fun out of it doesn't it? If you see or chat with your friend maybe ask if she is making the spoons..If not I understand and it is not a problem..Have a wonderful weekend!

Leontien said...

haha yep the crows are very nice BUT i liked the little kitty too!
And i am so sorry to hear about your mishaps with the mammo! I'm glad it turned out in the end!

big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Nancy said...

Oh those are awesome pictures! Have a great weekend my friend. Hugs.

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Truly Fabulous pictures Robin!! They really are a work of art!! I loved them!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

LOVE IT!!!!!
Just perfect for you.
Karen