In Gratitude

At the beginning of this week my dear friend Syeda published an article about our friendship and art collaboration.

Stunned and overwhelmed I furiously began thinking about how I could express my gratitude to her.

The solution was obvious: I had to paint something especially for her!

But what, I wondered.


I searched my brain and the internet for ideas and images concerning friendship but didn´t find anything that “clicked” into place. After which I began thinking about what Syeda, a woman of many interests and passions, likes.

That´s when I remembered one of the many Arwards she´s been nominated for lately, one of which was the Spirit Animal Award.

That´s when I knew what I was going to paint!


So, this one is for you Syeda, my wonderful friend – I hope you like it 🙂


P.S. She might not be aware of it, but by writing this article and thus infusing me with the need to pay her back, she handed me the means to overcome a slightly severe case of painter´s block (yes, this actually does exist, I´m not making it up;), that I´ve been suffering from since January and tried to hide by engaging excessively in drawing instead.

So thank you again, Syeda!



Tigress (acrylic on canvas)

Published by Sarah

Artist & Illustrator

25 thoughts on “In Gratitude

  1. Reblogged this on This is my life! and commented:
    Hello friends,

    What a week this has been! Memorable and amazing!
    Monday started with a post of mine on and the week ends on a Sunday by this marvelous gift from my dear dear friend Sarah! May the days to come bring much more ahead!

    This is an amazing piece she did for me. I’m so honored, to get back so much love from her and all of you, who read my words, like and appreciate and let me know what’s good about it.

    Sarah, thanks for this my dear. I’m really speechless. Fireworks in my heart! Lots of love my dear! 🎆💜💜

    Keep reading and writing friends. And do help me and guide me, and let me know what you feel about my writing. It really helps! Really! 😄😄

    Lots of love to all.

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  2. Omg! Omg! Omg!!! 😱😱😱
    I just can’t believe this…it is awesome Sarah!
    And what a tigress! I love those big cats (from far within a cage 😄).
    Extremely humbled by this Sarah. May our friendship stay intact always. I’m so happy, I can’t even express it in words. Thanks dear!
    Lots of love and best wishes!
    Syeda 😘😘💋

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    1. I´m so glad that you like it, Syeda!!! This would never have come to life without your kindness and inspiring friendship!!
      It´s not everyday that I can make a writer quite speechless – quite proud of myself I´ve to admit;)
      Have a lovely week, my friend!
      Take care and lots of love, Sarah 🙂 xoxo

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      1. My my girl, you making me blush! Thanks for your kind words.
        Have a wonderful week ahead dear. Stay happy and blessed. Lots of love, Syeda! 😘💋

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      2. Haha! I´ve reached my goal: first I´ve made you speechless and now I´ve made you blush – perfect! 😉
        Have a great week as well, Syeda! Take care and lots of love, Sarah xoxo 😀

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    1. Ahh! Thank you so much!!!
      I would be so honoured if you think my paintings worth it – what a lovely suprise!! 🙂 Have a wonderful sunday, Sabina! Lots of love, Sarah 🙂 xoxo


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