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Strength by Gold-Seven Strength by Gold-Seven
A few weeks ago, one of my dearest online friends :iconuneide: was diagnosed with cancer. She's exactly my age; our sons were born within days of each other. Though I only know her online, she's one of the most wonderful people I've ever had the pleasure to meet, and the positivity with which she approaches her battle with cancer is incredible.

So, Apis, this is for you. There's half a world between us so I can't be there for you in person, but I want to give you strength - for you and for your family, for all the times that lie ahead.

:hug:


Thank you for all the good wishes - I'm sure that she'll be delighted when she reads them all!!


Painted with coffee. [link]
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:iconcalengil-i-naer:
calengil-i-naer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is lovely. And the story behind it too. All us lurky internet types send her our best wishes! I like the eyes... eerie but appropriate definitely. And the folds in the cloak- wow.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:icondtaskonak:
dtaskonak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I hope she will beat it
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:iconregates:
regates Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
so cool, but must resist urge not to blink! O_O
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha! I'm glad I've very recently been introduced to Dr Who, otherwise I wouldn't have understood that. :D
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regates Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
oh good! :D yes it would have been strange, wouldn't it?
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lilitharam Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Beautiful! Simply Beautiful! You are a wonderful friend to create such a beautiful work of art for your ill friend. I hope that she recovers and truly finds "Strength" in your friendship and faith. ~<3~
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconessi1102:
essi1102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
May i use this in a possible tattoo? Wonderful work :)!
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You'd need the "owner" of this piece about that. You'll find her as *Uneide on dA :)
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:iconizzybr:
izzybr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :OOOOOOOO
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconizzybr:
izzybr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Anytime, your work is outstanding :)
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:iconcabrerartes:
Cabrerartes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   General Artist
this is absolutely amazing. I love it even more know that I know why you made it. That is so kind of you.
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:iconlamelian:
Lamelian Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
My best wishes... I hope she fights with courage not only for herself but for her loved ones too. Never give up and may all the angels be with her...
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Lady-Eleanor Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Best wishes for your friend, I truly hope she will win the cancer. <3

One of my close relatives has been fighting with her cancer 2 years now. At first, she really lost faith in life etc. But after some time, she changed, started to be very positive and all. And all this time she has been going to better and better health. Of course there are hard days sometimes too. But overall, it seems that joy & happiness can make miracles happen. =) Sorry my bad english, haven't used it in ages... ^^''
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlady-eleanor:
Lady-Eleanor Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Np =)
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Bjoernulf24 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Not quite sure who this is, but it is nonetheless a great drawing
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A great gesture of support for your friend and a great piece of artwork.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All my thoughts with her :) Hope she is going to feel better soon :)

And may this splendid angel keep her safe!
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Rain-drop Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student
My prayers will be with your friend Alpis.

I'm sure an exquisite piece like this, and from an "online only" friend at that, will really be appreciated and show her how special she is to you.
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sibilat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
this is really beautiful!
i´m very sorry about your friend, this is horrible, good luck for you and her
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Elglin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
A wonderful drawing...Hope, really hope your friend will fight and win this bl...y disease!
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:iconelvy-baby:
Elvy-baby Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Absolutely adore. I hope it achieves its purpose.
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Annanonyma Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I'm so sorry for your friend. Best wishes to her. This painting is also stunning - it was also a really kind thing to do.
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:iconuminoko:
Uminoko Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My thoughts go out to your friend.
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Isar-Anon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful image, and a lovely sentiment - I'm so, so sorry to hear about your friend, I hope this picture comforted her and that all goes well.
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riverotter7 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bless your Friend and may she come through her problems with flying colours and No complications. May her Family have little to no stress in this trial and may it make them stronger.

When my Mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer last year I took to my spinning wheel. Sometimes just something to do with one's hands is better than just fussing about the House with nothing to do. Mama is fine now, with just a radical mastectomy and I have a LOT of yarn spun. I yet have to find something to do with it. Do something with your hands and take your mind off the little things that creep into your thoughts. Watch cartoons; watch sappy movies. Do it together but DO something.

Having sat with cancer patients, too many of which were my friends and two my beloveds, I know what I'm talking about. Blessings on you.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstarlace:
Starlace Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful painting. Blessings on your friend, I hope she comes through this even stronger.
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:icon1mai:
1mai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely illustration and a beautiful gesture... I hope your friend will get well soon, best wishes to her!
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ObsidianEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, I pray she gets better. BTW when I saw this I was like WOW, you are VERY good. I give you my best wishes. Have a blessed day and may God watch over you.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ObsidianEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes. ^^
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your coffee paintings, and this one conveys it's title perfectly.
I'll certainly keep your friend in my prayers.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LyeenAlandis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Verdammt, diese Detailtreue in Sachen Anatomie <3 Sie wird sich sicher über ihren persönlichen Schutzengel freuen! Gute Beseserung!
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ESWard Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks like an awesome, strong rendition of Michael getting ready to fight the dragon. Love it. Especially loving it since so many people seem bent on portraying pansy angels. This is not one of those.
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xXxGermainexXx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Dein Engel ist wirklich wunderschön und gleichzeitig marzialisch und naja ... wie du selbst beschreibst ... stark!
Mit so einem Beschützer schafft es deine Freundin bestimmt, schnell wieder gesund zu werden :) Daran zweifele ich nicht!
Mein Freund hatte auch erst vor ein paar Monaten Krebs im fortgeschrittenen Stadium und er hat die Behandlung innerhalb von drei Monaten ruckzuck abgeschlossen.
Also: Ich wünsch ihr viel Glück und Stärke bei der Behandlung. Ein Zuckerschlecken wird es nicht, aber einem Weltuntergang kommt es bestimmt auch nicht gleich. Ich kann jetzt halt nur aus persönlicher Erfahrung berichten, klar, aber mein Freund war dann doch auch während der Behandlung in der Lage ein relativ normales Leben zu führen. Hoffe, dass sie das auch kann. Ich wünsch euch allen ganz, ganz viel Kraft ... und dass der Engel dabei hilft
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! :hug:
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Eolhin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful, and powerful, and all the stronger for having been painted with nice strong coffee. That sort of adds an extra dimension of strength to it, in my opinion. It can only help, I am sure. :hug:
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SilvaraDragontear Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful picture! hope your friend beat the cancer.
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MelZayas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
So happy to see this one finished! It looks great!
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whatwazthat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
fantastic and thoughtful!
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mister-cruz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Wow =) super gelungen =) !
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:iconuneide:
Uneide Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Oh Jenny...:hug: thank you, thank you so much!! I hope you know how much your support means... We were so blessed to shre the pregnancy of our boys and their birth so close together, and I know you are a kindred spirit.

Thank you for your kindness, thank you for your strenght... I will have this imagevwith me to inspire me in the months ahead!!!
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:

It goes on its way tomorrow, together with a few other things guaranteed to lift the spirits. :aww:
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:iconuneide:
Uneide Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Jenny, thank you so, so much. <3
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