29 March 2011

For someone special...

 I want to show you what I made for someone really special to me, who I've never met...I only saw photos of him.
 When I heard from his uncle it's his Birthday, I wanted to send him a present.
First I was thinking to send one of my textured paintings, I made last year...
but then I wanted to make him something really special, what I have never made before: a touch and feel painting, because he is blind and autistic.

First I put some acrylic paint and some natural jasmine oil with the paint on the canvas.
This oil is made for use with acrylic or oil paints. It will give a nice scent to the painting, as I want to paint some flowers on the canvas.

I blended the three colors and added some more red and two tone blue paint.
I'm still not sure what else I want to paint (except the flowers), I'm just following my heart...

I've used a 3D paint to make little white flowers.

I painted some fluffy clouds too...

...but wasn't as fluffy when I touched them, so I glued some cotton wool on it the next day after the paint has dried.

I cut out tiny little wings from organza fabric and singed them for making some butterflies.

Look how small they are.

Then I hand sewn them to the canvas with glass beads.

While I was making this painting, I couldn't stop thinking:...will he like it?...

Tiny butterflies are fluttering around the little flowers.

I wanted to symbolise the stars, so I hot glued some Swarovski crystals on the sky.

I have to be careful not to burn the canvas while I am applying each crystal...

I wasn't happy with the texture of the painted flowers, so I decided to cut out some petals from silk and...

...I've sewn them with glass beads to the canvas.

I am happy with the flowers now.

The finished painting...

... I wish I could be there to see his face when he will touch and feel the painting.

I had to make a box for it, to make sure will not be damaged during shipping.

I made this painting with so much love and I am hoping he will like it...


Giovanni Agnelli said...


with each frame I looked at, more tears fell from my eyes. I am so incredibly touched you would put so much heart and love into a gift for someone you have never met. Words alone cannot express my most sincere gratitude for this gift. I know my nephew will love it. We will love it as a family.

I will attach it to the headboard of his bed so he can reach up and feel it every night.

It is truly a beautiful gift in every way.

Thank you.

Giovanni (Uncle G)

Sarah English said...

This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Such a touching gesture. I was tearing up looking at the pictures.

I want to work with special needs children when I'm finished with University. This is a great idea and I will keep it in mind for the future.
Again, this is truely beautiful!

- Sarah

Kisses4SweetB said...

Beautiful picture, with. Beautiful gesture... priceless :)


Belinda Rachman, Esq. said...

Moved, touched and inspired. Thank you for caring for this boy!

CherylSab said...

That is truly amazing. It makes me feel so warm to know there are people like you in this world. That is seriously one of the sweetest things I've seen in a very long time.

PrettySparklies said...

Wow! I too welled up with tears with each step in the progress of your post. So wonderful and loving to do this for someone you don't know. You are a true blessing to everyone.

I'm amazed at your talent and heart.


Kreativlink said...

Aww.. such a sweet thing to do! I'm sure he will LOVE it! It's so smart and beautiful! :)

dindi said...

Such a beautiful thing to do, Marianna! I'm sure he will love it!