Friday, January 18, 2013

the power of true friendship

Bird 2- watercolor postcard series

Have you ever had a friend where it did not matter how long you went without talking; when you did, it was as though time did not pass?

New kid in the stamp collection

Today I spoke to my best friend. The one who knew me inside and out. The one I told things I wouldn't tell a therapist. The one who saw me at my worst. The one I had to almost lose in order to set free.


As I talked to her, I realized the sea that separates us is of no importance. That the months, at times years, we went without talking made no difference in the love we feel for each other.

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”― William Shakespeare

44 comments:

Cloudia said...

your work has made you a friend to my heart and eye.


Aloha from Honolulu,
Comfort Spiral
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's wonderful to have a friend like that! Love your marionette/pierrot stamp!

Carol L McKenna said...

Your painting is lovely and your carved stamp is excellent ~ all very creative ~ Wow!

( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Even 'online friends' are great! ^_^

Cristiane Marino said...

Wow Ana, you are inspired!
The painting and the reflexion are very beautiful.
I loved the quotation you put in the end.
A big hug

Kristin said...

Awe, yes, friends are so important! Especially the kind you refer too ;)
AND I LOVE THAT STAMP you made - it's just brilliant, xo!

Riot Kitty said...

It is the gift of a lifetime to have such a person! Love the art, as always. I love the red/green contrast.

Olivier Violin said...

Très jolie aquarelle!
FĂ©licitations :)

Jenny said...

Friends like that are precious beyond words Ana... love your hand carved stamp...

Jenny ♥

Shaharoh said...

Beautiful post. Those friends are far and few but precious. I love how you mentioned you'd say things to that person that you wouldn't tell a therapist. Absolutely perfect.

Shaharoh said...

Beautiful post. Those friends are far and few but precious. I love how you mentioned you'd say things to that person that you wouldn't tell a therapist. Absolutely perfect.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've had a couple of friends like this and treasure them...and can easily imagine you being just this sort of friend.

The postcard is beautiful and your stamp? Brilliantly original; smashing!

Lovely Elika said...

awww this is beautiful! I love all the birds u've drawn they are amazing!
I'm glad u have a friend u can talk to :) it's very important . The most important is not to make new friends, but to keep the ones we have.

have a wonderful weekend dear

Kashmira said...

Yes, I have been very lucky to have lots of very close, very honest and very true friends :)

Nadia said...

And a true friend is someone that (no matter how long you didn't see them or spoke to them) makes you feel like you only left them yesterday.
Nice artwork Ana!

foxysue said...

Yes I know what you mean I have one of those too! x

Sulky Kitten said...

Oh yes. And that is one of the very best kind of friends. I like not having to explain everything and just feeling that no matter what you say, it will be understood in the way that you meant it to be.

Sherri B. said...

Oh yes...I have a friend or two like that. There's no better feeling than to have someone who is always there, even if time and space are between you. Beautiful art work!

Adam said...

that is true friendship

kat said...

Such lovely words to express friendship.

Hwee said...

Wonderful stamp you've made, and beautiful painting! I have one friend who is like the type you describe. Rare and precious are such friends.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

There's nothing in the world like a true friend. It's such a wonderful blessing and it's to be cherished.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Having a friend like that is the best! I have one. We've known each other since we were four, and have always been the best of friends.

Ariel said...

You're so lucky to have a friend who understands and accepts you the way you are.
Susan

Red Shoes said...

A real friend... a true friend... is a valued asset.

I love your block prints... :o)

~shoes~

Japolina said...

Love the art.

My best friend is my college roommate. She is a friend like yours. forever. We are very lucky. Not everyone has someone like that.

alteredstatesstudio said...

yes- isn't it amazing that time and space cannot affect somethings....thank goodness! your handmade stamp is amazing! he is so cute!!

Faye said...

I love your beautiful paintings, especially Bird 2. And you are so right about friendships. Three years ago 4 of us who started grade school together met for a reunion to celebrate our 75th birthdays. We came together in SC from Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington state. It was as if time had stood still. Thanks for liking my older lady painting. I think you are the only person to comment on her. She does have a sassiness to her.

gigihawaii said...

I have very few of that kind of friend. Lucky you! Ana, I and my hubby plan to be in Miami for 3 nights in early August. We would love to treat you and your hubby to either lunch or dinner. I hope you don't live too far away. Will email you later.

Francie M said...

Lovely. Yes real friends are like that, Ana!

AntiquityTravelers said...

yes, I have one friend like that. I've known her for almost 30 years ... we don't see each other often, but each time we pick up where we left off. It is a wonderful thing

Victoria said...

Beautiful post..and wonderfully written...so special..I agree..with treu friendship there really is no time or space..it is an immeasurable connection that only knows love!
HUgs..
Wishing you a super sparkling day!
Victoria

Victoria said...

PS: gorgeous art..full of life and spirit ..love the radiance of colors..

La Abela said...

Yes, I have a friend of those and is lucky to have friends like that. I follow you. Xoxo

geetlee said...

This is so encouraging Ana. I am having a difficult time with someone I am close to. It makes me sad but I guess sometimes you need a little bit of distance to put things in perspective
xo

Createology said...

Beautiful post and so good to read. Your stamp is precious.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those friends are few and far between and they are to be cherished. I'm so glad you got to talk to yours...how special!

Bohemian said...

Yes, Friends like that are Priceless indeed! I have one Lifelong Friend that quite often goes off the grid for lengthy periods of time... but when she reconnects it is as if we pick up right where we left off, however long it has been that she was MIA. And then there are those Lifelong Friends that contact has been constant for well over Forty years and I couldn't Imagine not hearing from them and Sharing Life.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Auroran Lauriel said...

Beautiful post and yes, I have one of those . . . she is one of the greatest treasures and brightest stars of my life. :) Beautiful painting and stamp, by the way. I love the details in the hummingbird--gorgeous! and that stamp is lovely--excellent expressive lines.

missy k said...

Yes I am lucky enough to have one of those friends :)

Great art and I love your hand carved stamped.

Karen x

NatashaMay said...

Wow! That stamp is freaking amazing!

Kyra said...

I do have one of those. :) It's been long since we talked, but we always come back to one another.

littlestar cindy said...

Hi Ana,
i love your artwork and blog :)
really beautiful and wonderful!

I will keep following your amazing blog :D

have a lovely day ;)

Magic Love Crow said...

Friends like that, are a treasure ;o)

Lorraine said...

That is so beautiful, and you have a lovely talent for drawing, I have a bit of talent for drawing, I can write novels, but I never send themout, because my concentration is gone and I can't proofread it. The only thing that comes to me as naturally as breathing is being out taking photos with no one around. People don't talk to photographers, they're afraid their pic will be taken...well you know you've got to find tricks. I hide behind my lense...I should never have lived the life of an extrovert, I just didn't know that the feeling I got around people was a common thing...eventually you get to knw who you are, one way or the other