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02-08-2011, 04:47 PM
No WIP this time. This was a one-week project for the wife of a good friend who is undergoing chemotherapy and has an understandable difficulty finding her smile. They're dachshund people, hence the companion, and I presented it with a formal note explaining it and the process to her. When she unwrapped it (frame and all), hugged it to herself, then gently put it down to hug me, tears streaming down her face, I knew I had done a good deed. I only hope it continues to bring her joy beyond the point where chemo and cancer are only a distant memory. 9X12, X-Acto, FG brush, and carbon stylus.


Thanks for looking.
P.S. My wonderful sister got me a passle of Ampersand board for Christmas...thanks CJ!!

02-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Beautiful piece and a beautiful thought! Your friend will treasure this I am sure.

02-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Matthew I am sure this gift touched your friend and will help her find strength in this difficult time. Well done.

02-08-2011, 05:09 PM
Good deed Indeed! (and Dang good scratchin' too!)
Good to see you posting again Man! :thumbsup:
I hope she get many more years of enjoyment as well :thumbsup:

Harry Seymour
02-08-2011, 05:15 PM
Beautiful work and sentiment.

02-08-2011, 05:28 PM
Thank you all for the kind words. I've always considered it a human obligation to bring joy where you may, and nothing else in life can bring you more karmic satisfaction (parenthood possibly excepted as I have no direct knowledge thereof). It's bee so long since I did anything organic that I was very worried about the execution. I'm conditionally pleased with the piece, though.

02-08-2011, 05:46 PM
Well done Matthew, on both the gesture and the art. It's stunning

02-08-2011, 05:50 PM
Stunning, I can only imagine how touched she must have felt after recieving this piece. The little dachshund is so cute, really great job on this, it will be treasured.:clap:

02-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Beautiful piece. So heartwarming and very touching of you to do it for her. I have travelled that road myself with the chemo and radio. It's not easy, but necessary. A necessary evil but a lifesaver. I came through it all beautifully and am a 5 year survivor. Anything is possible. My thoughts are with your friend. In the years ahead, she will glance at the painting and remember your kindness.

02-08-2011, 07:41 PM
Very thoughtful gesture, Matthew. It's a beautiful piece as well.

02-08-2011, 07:46 PM
I too have been where your friend is (10yr survivor) and if I was near to where you are, I'd come over and hug you in person but this will have to do.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2011/11613-19488-friends.gif What a truly beautiful gesture, not to mention a very nice piece of art. My best wishes to your friend.

02-08-2011, 08:57 PM
Touching and wonderful piece ...and done with love.... great stuff.

P.s. good going sis.

02-08-2011, 09:19 PM
Matthew, good to see you back and with such a wonderful piece of artwork. You know that, What goes around, comes around, but in this instance it's a good thing with such a caring and generous gift.

02-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Such a nice thought. Hmmm I just had a friend who finished chemo maybe I'll do something similiar. Wow Lorna 10 years great keep it going still have a lot of scratching in u.

02-09-2011, 12:11 AM
That's a great thought Angela. I am sure he would love it

02-09-2011, 12:32 AM
What a really nice thing to do, and good work.


02-09-2011, 09:59 AM
Fantastic scratching and what a wonderful gesture.

02-09-2011, 01:46 PM
Wonderful art and thoughtful of you too!

02-09-2011, 01:57 PM
My life is filled to overflowing with blessings, including all the friends I've made right here. If I can repay life by "paying it forward", and maybe even inspiring others to do the same, I am more than content.

02-10-2011, 11:00 AM
AHHHHHH that's a wonderful gesture! Will be a focal point of strength for the recipient in those hard moments!

Diana Lee
02-10-2011, 11:22 AM
Good deed Indeed! (and Dang good scratchin' too!)
Good to see you posting again Man!
I hope she get many more years of enjoyment as well I love the way Allan put it so all I can add is ditto!!