Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Animal Wednesday: Sjimmie's Spirit



For those of you who know Marianne, you know she lost her beloved cat recently, Sjimmie.
He was one of those special cats that comes along once in a lifetime.

He was buried by her back fence under the two towers which were known to be his "kingdom."
I wanted to capture the essence of him, his spirit world by the fence with Buddha for protection.
I'm sure you recognize the photo of him which has been on her blog for a long time now. I always knew I wanted to paint that, but never did I know it would be to remember him this way. 
I just got off the phone with Marianne who couldn't thank me enough for this small gift.

You're very welcome my dear friend.
Happy (belated) birthday!

xoxo
Lo

33 comments:

  1. This is so sad, but uplifting too. What a lovely memorial for this special cat! I am so sorry that he has left his human companions behind, but know that he has just gone ahead exploring and they will find him again one day.

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    1. Such sweet words. I hope so one day...............

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    2. Thank you. I believe that too :)

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  2. This is beautiful, quiet and thoughtful. I am so sorry to hear about her beloved pets passing. She is such a talented and kind woman, so sorry to hear about the lose of Sjimmie.

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  3. I bet she cried her eyes out when she first saw this. A remarkable tribute to
    her Sjimmie.

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    1. I did Lisa! It was a day filled with tears but I am also so happy with the painting, such a beautiful tribute and it is like I have him back in a way.......

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  4. Small gift?! This is a huge one in my eyes.
    I don't have words to explain my gratitude. It is sad but also such a comfort to have this painting. It is like I got him back in a way :)
    I told you before only you can capture the soul of a lost pet in a painting dear. He is in a spot now where I can see him all the time like he is still here with me.
    The colors blend in with the lavender of my studio.
    I will post the pictures soon.
    What a tribute to Sjimmie. It means so much to me, just like your friendship. I am so lucky the universe brought you on my path.......
    You are so special!
    Thanks a million!!!!!
    I love you dear!
    M

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    1. I'm lucky too. Thank you, Universe!

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  5. This is fall to your knees...chill bumps all over stunning. Laurel you are one in a million...your artistic soul is so beautiful and bountiful.

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    1. I agree totally Margaret!

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    2. You are a dear. Thank you, Peg ♥

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  6. such a beautiful painting LO. You have a special talent for painting our beloved pets. The colors are gorgeous. And Sjimmie well remembered.

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    1. Thanks so much Suki. I hope you're well.♥

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  7. It is a wonderful Painting Lo.I think you captured his Spirit perfectly.

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  8. what margaret ann said is exactly my feeling. my gosh what you've captured, created, shared.

    there could not be a better gift, wrapped tight in friendship.

    this is spiritual in every way.

    i love you too dear care bear

    love
    kj

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    1. Wrapped tight in friendship. I love that!

      xo

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  9. you are *** amazing my friend - this is just awesome. I can't believe it.

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    1. I'm so bummed about your painting getting rerouted!
      Thanks for your words, Mim♥

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  10. Yes you are a good friend...cats they are so special...
    And I have to tell you that I've just read your previous post and love love love your style!

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    1. Thanks Chrisy. Nice to see a new face!

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  11. it's incredibly beautiful lo. i keep saying that, but it is.

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is just stunning and so beautiful to remember Sjimmie. Lolo is an awesome artist and friend.

    Marianne, now you know how much I treasure the portrait you did of Sunshine.

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    1. Paintings are nice remembrances, right Teri? I love that painting she did of Sunshine♥

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  13. Lo, Not a small gift, a huge, beautiful gift. You got Sjimmie just right.
    xoxo

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  14. I've been away for a few days and then I come back to this! Your painting is beautiful - I love your use of colors - you make nighttime look like magic! I'm so happy for Marianne too - she truly loves it and I'm sure it will be a comfort for years to come!

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  15. A very compelling painting! So kind of you, you talented soul!

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