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29 April 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 7 - Not Mine, but...

I haven't been around much this week. Last weekend I was on Vancouver Island for my Dad's 90th Birthday Party (and Family Reunion). Most of this week, I have been on a business trip to Texas returning late Friday, so I haven't painted all week. (Pout.)

But I love PPF and wanted to participate in the party, so I thought I would (cheat and) show you what my youngest daughter did for her grandfather for his birthday. (Proud Mom.) A portrait of him as a young man. 

Grandpa by Ruth

And here he is, after blowing out 90 candles! (Proud daughter.)


Many of you wished him Happy Birthday last week and he passes on his thanks for your best wishes. 

Birthday cake anyone?

36 comments:

  1. It's a great portrait of your Dad. Your daughter did a great job. Your Father looks like a gentleman and a very happy one at that. Thanks for sharing pix of your Dad, I think it's great. Happy PPF!

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  2. What a wonderful portrait of your Dad - such a fabulous tribute :)

    Your Dad has such a great smile... It looks like it was a fantastic party! (What fun to see all of those candles)

    xo
    Kristin

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  3. MY Dad recently turned 90 too. I don't think he would have had a show at blowing out so many candles. Your daughter is very talented.

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  4. Happy birthday to your dad! Looks like your daughter has a good eye for art. That's a great portrait! We are glad you joined us for PPF. :-)

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  5. oh that is the sweetest gift ever....your daughter is super talented!!!! wow!!!

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  6. oh how wonderful that your daughter enjoys art too! I love her portrait! Happy happy!

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  7. What a great celebration & fantastic portrait of a handsome man, I love your story & obviously talent runs in the family :)

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  8. YOu have a gifted daughter! Beautiful portrait! Are you sure your dad is 90? :) He doesn't look it! Wish you and your family all the best. :)

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  9. You have a very talented daughter and such a great portrait. Terrific picture of your dad with his cake, such a happy man. Annette x

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  10. It's a great portrait and lovely gift for grandpa (sure to be thrilled.)
    I've also been out two weeks and missed the PPF, it's great to find so many good and creative. Hugs

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  11. What a lovely gesture of love of your daughter to prepare such loving gift for grandpa! Just wonderful. She is a very talented young lady! ;)

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  12. What a perfect gift for your father, it looks like he had a wonderful birthday!
    PPF Hugs!
    Stephanie

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  13. He looks so happy! Best wishes for him.
    Wonderful portrait, the expression is so serene.

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  14. Your daughter is OBVIOUSLY very talented! Wonderful job! Happy Big B-day to your dad!
    cheers, dana

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  15. I bet he loved the portrait. 90 is really special. He looks happy and healthy. Happy PPF.

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  16. What a great gift for your Dad. He must have been so pleased.

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  17. Wow...brilliant..she is truly super talented..and this is so touching and meaningful! Happy Birthday to him! beautiful art!!
    Victoria~

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  18. What a wonderful portrait your daughter painted! She is very talented! I guess its true about the apples and not falling far from the tree! :-)

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  19. What a heartfelt gift. HAPPY PPF and BIRTHDAY too!

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  20. Lovely - I saw some other proud parents today on the TV ... some wedding or other ;)

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  21. Your daughter is talented, great portrait. Your Dad looks like a very happy, gentle man.

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  22. Like her mother, your daughter is a very talented artist! It's a wonderful portrait! And your Dad is just beaming. It looks like he had a VERY happy birthday! :)

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  23. Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift to give...I bet your Dad was tickled pink with the painting...it's such a fantastic portrait! Lovely to see your Dad enjoying his day...what a happy man he looks :)

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  24. Ahhh I love this!! Your daughter is very talented. You must be so proud!!!

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  25. I love your daughter's painting style! Very fresh and original. I also think that cake looks great, too. Look at all those candles! :)

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  26. Well, happy birthday to your father!! And what a really nice job you did with his portrait. Simply amazing! :)

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  27. How cool! Looks like your Dad could go another 90! And it looks like your daughter has inherited your talent. Happy PPF!

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  28. He doesn't look like 90 at all!!! What a sweet man - and that portrait of him is beautiful! Your daughter has amazing talent. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  29. your daughter's so talented! and your dad looks great for his age.

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  30. Your dad looks like he was having a great birthday! Delighted with that cake! Your daughter's portrait is lovely, what a wonderful gift.

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  31. And well you should be both a proud mum and a proud daughter! This is a great portrait. I love how it actually looks like an old style drawing- it reminds me of tin tin, that kind of illustration. Really lovely and I'm sure your dad was delighted.

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  32. Happy Birthday to your dad....he looks younger than his years! Your daughter has talent and what a truly lovely way to show her affection for him.

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  33. He has been a superb portrait

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  34. Marvelous portrait. Such a wonderful gift for you and him. thanks for the kind words on my blog. take care, gerri

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  35. great work she did, bet he loved it!

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