Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everybun! Did you have a fun week? I sure did! In fact, since Friday's are bunny post days, I just have to share a beautiful gift I received. I'll admit that at first it brought me to tears, but then the tears turned into big hugs for my heart.
You see awhile back I posted this photo of my precious Sugie bunny. My talented, artist and fellow bunny mama friend, Sue Jackson-Andre', said she liked the photo and asked if it was ok to paint Sugie's picture.  I said, "Sure it is! How wonderful!" Sue paints pictures of lots of critters for people and she also makes them into cards and prints that she sells in Her Shop!

As many of you know, Sugie hopped over the rainbow bridge on April 19 due to illness from an awful genetic condition. I still miss her terribly. Little did I know that Sue had the painting on her drawing board. A couple weeks ago Sue contacted me and told me that she had held off telling me about the finished piece because of Sugie passing. She wanted me to have the original painting and asked if it was alright to make some cards and prints from it to sell in her shop.
When I opened the package and saw this beautiful piece, I was brought to tears. I felt like I could kiss Sugie's cheeks and feel her soft fur again. Many of you know how much I adore art with meaning and how I've been trying to fill my home with things that are made by artists. I must say, this is truly a treasure and I love it!!!! My tears turned into hugs. Thank you so very, very much Sue!

I want to invite ya'll to visit Sue and her bunny boy, Clovis (isn't he handsome!) at her Blog. Then hop over and visit her Shop to view all the beautiful cards and prints she has available. You'll even see a Sugie card.  ;)
Have a wonderful weekend everybun! Enjoy every single minute, the people in it and know you are loved!
xx,

38 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh Shell that is so gorgeous and I can't believe it but I am meeting friends for breakfast in the morning one of which as done a pastel drawing of our much loved puppy who passed away 2 years ago now called 'Doc'. I am really looking forward to seeing it but I am sure there will also be tears. How blessed are we though to have loved a beautiful creature and have it love us back.
What a beautiful gift is your special work of art of your darling Sugie.
Michelle xx

VCA = said...

Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing =:<

Karen M said...

Completely beautiful, just like Sugie was.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful gift. The picture is gorgeous and I know you will treasure it.

JCnNC said...

What treasures you have - a beautiful friend with a tremendous talent and a wonderful painting of Sugie. I am so happy for you. Sending you happingess on your journey this weekend from Judy C

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What truly beautiful friend - a sweet picture of sugie. Hugs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful painting of Sugie...

Stitches said...

What a wonderful remembrance for you and what a good friend you have in Sue. The picture is so neat!! I will hop over to see Sue and check out her cards now...

Jan M said...

Such a heart touching gift and story. Thanks for introducing us to Sue and her art! Have a great weekend!

Lois Evensen said...

How very thoughtful! Very, very nice.

Jade said...

Oh, how lovely! What a wonderful gift from a great friend. Sue is a fantastic artist, and she's really done dear Sugie all kinds of justice with that painting--made me cry happy tears just to see it.

Jules Woolford said...

That is a truly lovely thought, and what a beautiful portrait of little Sugie. Sue is a very talented lady indeed! Have a very Happy weekend hun.xxx

sunny said...

Awwww...so sweet!

Kasia said...

Well isnt this generous and absolutely sweet! How lovely of your friend! thank you for this beautiful post!

Hugs,

Kasia said...

Well isnt this generous and absolutely sweet! How lovely of your friend! thank you for this beautiful post!

Hugs,

Tonya said...

It even brought tears to my eyes. How wonderful for you! xx

Jeanette said...

Awwww Shell i've got tears in my eyes. What a beautiful painting of Sugie & lovely of Sue to send the painting to you. Hugs,

Christine M said...

What a lovely picture of Sugie. Sue is very talented. Happy Friday to you too. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine xx

Sherri said...

That is truly a lovely gift from a treasured friend! Sugie looks beautiful in that picture!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Beautiful....such a wonderful painting, so perfectly Sugie.

DebbieM said...

What a beautiful picture of Sugie! So very cute and precious.

Clovie Boy said...

Again, thank you Shell, and thanks to your followers for their kind words and complements!

Sue

Jillayne said...

It's beautiful Shell - what a lovely gift.
Sugie was adorable and Sue captured her perfectly! She looks darn near elegant in her wicker hut, almost regal!

Jo in TAS said...

A precious gift! At first I thought you'd been given a bunny and I even thought it looks like Sugie.
Big Hugs
Jo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

How wonderful that you will have this gorgeous painting of darling little Sugie. Such a lovely gift to remember your precious little one by.
Hope that you have a wonderful weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

N. Maria said...

Shell, you are loved by so many. I am so happy that Sue did such a wonderful thing for you. Reading your post brought tears to my eyes.
Love,
Maria

Karen said...

That's awesome! She's a wonderful friend and a great artist. this is a treasured keepsake for sure!

Allie said...

What a lovely, lovely gift - she is so talented, she's really captured Sugie!! You are blessed, dear Shell!

Carrie P. said...

Such a sweet gift. Her work is just beautiful.
Such a keepsake you now have of your precious bunny.

The Fab Furs said...

What a lovely gift to remember such a sweet bun by.

Kris said...

Oh, Shell - What a wonderful gift from Sue!! You are VERY loved!! Kris

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

How lovely and what a special special present... it is beautiful and the story brought tears to my eyes!!
Hugz

B L said...

Awwww .... absolutely priceless.

Jen said...

How sweet. And a lovely picture too. What a great story.

Rabbits' Guy said...

As good as it gets!

Lisa said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Shell and you are so lucky to have it. Sugie was a special bun and we miss her too. Another job well done, Sue!

Christina said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about Haven. Great advice!

Jilly said...

It is so cute, I also have two same it is. The picture is gorgeous and I know you will treasure it.
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