Friday, May 17, 2013

Tulip Giveaway!


Original Watercolor by Rita Vaselli
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true friendship
is like a watercolor tulip
it will never wither
forever painted
on the canvas of my heart
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l'amicizia vera
e' come un tulipano
non appassira' mai
sara' dipinto per sempre
sulla tela del mio cuore


Original Photograph and Poetry
by Loredana Donovan
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I received as a gift a beautiful, original watercolor by my friend Rita Vaselli who is an extraordinary artist from Italy. Her gift inspired my poem about friendship, which I translated in Italian and I dedicate to Rita. Thank you, Rita! To show my appreciation to Rita and all my wonderful readers, I will in turn send Rita a set of 10 note cards featuring my tulip photograph here. Also, if you leave a comment, I will generate a random drawing and the lucky winner will receive a set of 10 tulip note cards! This giveaway is on until Memorial Day weekend, when I will announce the winner. This month, I have reached over 30,000 views since I started blogging a little over a year ago. I'm so thankful for your support and friendship, my lovely readers. A special extra hug to Rita! xx

32 comments:

  1. First first
    With my burst
    And awesome on the 30,000 views
    To 100,000 you will cruise
    Rita sounds grand as well
    Sending you such a rose where you dwell
    As it will never wither or get eat by a cat
    On second thought, may not be sure on that haha

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    1. haha, keep watercolor away from cat
      or he may eat the frame and mat! :)

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    2. and thanks for being first to post!

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  2. Both beautiful in their own way... Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, maybe one day I'll learn how to paint :)

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  3. Inconfondibili i tulipani della bravissima Rita...un bel regalo!
    Ciao Loredana, buon fine settimana!

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  4. yes, very true, the freshness always remains young and effervescent, no matter if the friends get old.

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    1. Yes, true friendship lasts through time and space :)

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  5. Cara Loredana,è stato bello incontrarsi su Blogger.Venire a trovarti è sempre un momento di dolcezza,da condividere.
    Le tue parole, volte verso il lato positivo della vita portano grazia speciale dallo schermo dritte al cuore,insieme alle tue fotografìe.
    Tanti auguri per te e per le tue attività,cara amica lontana,ma vicino al mio cuore....Sarà bello fare strada insieme per ancora tanto tanto tempo,in piena salute e con tanta voglia di creare.Abbraccio grande,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita, oggi abbiamo comprato una bella cornice dorata per il tuo acquerello. Avra' un posto molto speciale nella nostra casa. E' stato un piacere incontrarti e leggerti mi da' molto gioia. Un abbraccio! :)

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  6. Bellissimo il dipinto di Rita, l'ho ricevuto anch'io...

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    1. Si', Sofia, anche quello che hai ricevuto tu e' bellissimo, l'ho visto sul tuo blog. Ciao :)

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  7. Un bellissimo dipinto di Rita, e ricambi la generosità con generosità ! Congratulazioni per i 30.000 ! Ciao , buon weekend.

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    1. Grazie, Jane, le cartoline stampate con i miei tulipani sono carine. Ciao :)

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  8. Wow Rita's watercolor is amazing!!! And your photo is breathtaking.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. Yes, Rita is a wonderful artist--her watercolors are so emotive. :)

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  9. What a special friend you have Loredana....I received a watercolor from a workmate when I got married and it is a cherished treasure.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. Yes, it will be cherished. We are getting it framed and it will have a special place in our home. :)

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  10. Ho riconosciuto subito la "mano" di Rita,lei è speciale nonchè una bravissima artista!
    Complimenti per i 30.000....grande risultato!
    Ciao,buona domenica!

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    1. Grazie, Franz! Si' Rita e' unica. Buona Domenica! :)

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  11. Figer le temps...
    Ne l'empêche pas de s'écouler...

    L'amitié est graine
    L'amitié est bourgeons
    L'amitié est fleur
    A nous de faire en sorte qu'elle ne fane jamais...

    Bien à toi Loredana

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    1. Translation:

      Friendship is a seed
      Friendship is a bud
      Friendship is a flower
      Let's make sure
      that it never fades

      This is a beautiful poem. Merci, Pascal :)

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  12. What a beautiful poem for your friend, Loredana, and her work is magnificent.
    Thank you for such a generous giveaway. I love your tulip photograph. Beautiful simplicity.
    Have a fantastic Monday!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Yes, the tulip watercolor is so pretty, I love it :)

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  13. I would love to win your tulip notecards! Your photo is so pretty and I love Rita's watercolor as well! What a perfect gift from a friend and your poem is a wonderful accompaniment to the watercolor. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    PS - I love your blog as well and so happy we found each other on the worldwide web! :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! I sure will enter you in the drawing! So happy we found each other in blogland as well! :)

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  14. A lovely gift for a lovely person! Your notecard giveaway is a good example of your generosity and kindness, Loredana! Hugs, xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Karen! This is the first time I'm using one of my photographs on note cards--it was a fun project! :)

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  15. Thank you everyone for participating! The Winner of the Tulip Note Cards Giveaway is Pat Hatt. Congrats, Pat! :)

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