Thursday, September 6, 2012

Julia

When I visited my friend, Josephine, she showed me a picture
of her beautiful granddaughter who recently made her First Communion.  I looked at Julia's face and thought it would make a
beautiful pastel painting.  I realized afterwards that one of you should have painted the flowers for me..LOL.  You all do such amazing jobs with florals...yet...I find it extremely difficult..I have practiced in the past and will continue to practice.  I'm on a mission!!

122 comments:

  1. this is a beautiful and expressive pastel portrait. Your flowers are lovely - like you said - just keep them coming!!

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    1. thank you MYRA..I appreciate your comment..you're so kind. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  2. Really beautiful and soft portrait, Hilda! The flowers are wonderful, looking forward to see more! My mission is sunflowers at the moment, it's a struggle! ;)

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    1. thank you JUDY for stopping by and for your comment..I can't imagine you struggling with Sunflowers...your work is so beautiful!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic, Hilda. Josephine must be highly delighted with you.

    What's wrong with the flowers? The detail in this picture is wonderful

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    1. Hi John, thank you for your comment...I've never been good with flowers..but enjoy seeing them when I visit other bloggers...I look forward to your next post..

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  4. Dear Hilda, you've caught so well the expression of the girl that her eyes and her smile take our attention and admiration!
    A bouquet more detailed would distract
    us from this smile !I love your fresh beautiful portrait of the lucky girl!

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    1. RITA...you are so kind as always!! I enjoyed painting Julia ..she's such a sweet little girl.

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  5. Very sweet, Hilda........:) She is adorable.

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    1. thank you CAROL for stopping by and commenting on Julia..I appreciate it!!

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  6. Een heel mooi lief gezichtje zo fijntjes gemaakt mijn compliment groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you DANIELLE for that very nice comment!!..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  7. Dear Hilda, what inocence in her eyes and her expression. The bouquet is very well done, right. I like very much your portrait. Lovely girl? Big hugs friens

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    1. thank you EVA! I appreciate your very kind comment!! Glad you like this portrait! Hugs!!

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  8. Oh, those beautiful eyes full of purity and sweetness, these scented roses, a special atmosphera... wonderful work you've done, Hilda!
    Congratulations.

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    1. thank you CAROLINA for your wonderful comment...I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  9. Oh, Hilda - how lovely! Your work always makes me feel wonderful - its so uplifting!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN for your lovely comment!!! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  10. Oh my, what a beauty!! Very well done dear Hilda! And the flowers are beautiful, quit beating yourself :)
    Warm regards.

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    1. thank you so much KONSTANTINA for that lovely comment!! you're right, I shouldn't stress over it..right? Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  11. Hi's a very nice portrait the girl is very pretty, her eyes are very expressive.
    The lovely flowers. Congratulations.
    regards

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    1. thank you AMPAROC for stopping by and for your lovely comment!!

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  12. Hilda, es un retrato fantástico, de enorme belleza y las flores me gustan muchísimo.

    Abrazos

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    1. Gracias ROSA por tu comentario muy amable!! Lo agradezco!!!

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  13. Oh this is just perfect! And the flowers are so well balanced - not so detailed that the face becomes secondary, but detailed enough. What a beautiful little model, captured perfectly :0)

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    1. Hi Sandra!! that you so much for you your encouraging words!! She is the perfect little model..right?

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  14. Hello hello Hilda!!!!!-))))
    Julia is a beautiful child,and your painting?What can i say?Absolutely great!!!!I want to write more,but my english is ffffff......-)))
    That what i love on your painting,is the details-))))
    Hilda,i give you 1.000.000.000 stars!!!!-)))
    kisses
    Christa

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    1. thank you so much CHRISTA! You're so sweet...I appreciate your wonderful comment. I hope you will enjoy this beautiful day!

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    1. thank you so much KATHRYN!!! You're so kind!! Enjoy your day!!

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  16. If the flowers had been too perfect, it would have taken away from her eyes. Beautiful work!

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY! Love your comment! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  17. Beautiful subject! What a wonderful way to commemorate her First Communion!

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    1. thank you so much LORA...I appreciate your wonderful comment!!! Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  18. Flowers are hard to paint, but you did a great job, Hilda. The painting is beautiful and I'm sure will be cherished forever.

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    1. thank you SO much PAT for those encouraging words. I truly appreciate it! I've always had problems with painting flowers...I just bought a book on "how to paint flowers"...now time to practice.!

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  19. The soft impressionistic flowers take a small glance from me and shift my attention to her beautiful face, her face is glowing and her smile so sweet!

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  20. thank you SO much PADMAJA!!! Such a nice comment!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  21. She's beautiful. You did a fantastic job with her hair and the veil too.

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    1. thank you NORA for your very kind comment! I appreciate it SO much!

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  22. Beautiful child. You did a great job on the skin! I know your friend will love this!

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    1. thank you SO much VIRGINIA!!! I'm so glad you like her. I hope she likes it as well!!. Enjoy the rest of the Evening.

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for stopping by and for your lovely comment!!!

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  24. Such a beautiful portrait. The flowers are support and not the main thing so they are fine. Just gorgeous, a hit for sure.

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    1. thank you so much JO for stopping by...you just made my day with your comment.

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  25. me parece genial esta pintura, la mirada es fantastica,
    cada vez lo haces mejor Hilda, enhorabuena por tantas obras maravillosas.
    un abrazo desde España

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    1. Gracias JOSE! Tu comentario es muy amable. Lo agradezco! Un abrazo!!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN!!! glad you stopped by!! Hope you're well...

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  27. Really lovely Hilda and the flowers look great. The focus is her face and too much detail in the flowers would take away from that so I think they are perfect.

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    1. thank you BARBARA for visiting! You know how to make someone feel good...! Have a wonderful day...

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  28. What a treasure, Hilda - I love this painting!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE!!! I'm so glad you like Julia!! Enjoy this beautiful day.!

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  29. This is so adorable Hilda. Those flowers look beautiful too. xx

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    1. thank you so much LAURA for those encouraging words...you are SO sweet. Glad you like her!!

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  30. Another beautiful portrait Hilda! Really gorgeous and the flowers are perfect the way they are!

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    1. thank you THERESA for your very generous comment...I appreciate you stopping by!!!!

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  31. Qué preciosidad de niña y de dibujo!!
    Le has sabido dar toda esa calidez al rostro de esa encantadora niña y digo esto, sin ver la foto ni conozco la realidad, pero el dibujo es una maravilla. Sus padres, se sentirán muy agradecidos y tú, orgullosa del retrato! Es para estarlo!!!! Te felicito!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Yo estoy tan contenta que ha gustado esta pintura de esta nena!! Lo agradezco tu comentario muy generoso, JOSH!! Sus padres estan muy contento con la pintura... Un abrazo!!!

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  32. Great job as always, Hilda.Its funny how we portrait artists tend to interpret every face in our lives into a painting, don't we?She is lovely!

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  33. thank you so much ARTI for your wonderful comment...You're such an amazing portrait artist and I appreciate your opinion. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  34. fantastic portrait...perfect! the flowers are exactly right, because you put all the emphasis on the face, where it belongs. This could not be better...I love everything about it! :)

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  35. thank you SO much CELESTE!! Such a nice comment! I appreciate it so much!!! Enjoy your day!!

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  36. Complimenti, un bellissimo ritratto!! felice inizio settimana...ciao

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    1. thank you GIANCARLO for that lovely comment! I appreciate it so much!!

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  37. Hi Hilda, fantastic this portrait of the lovely Julia, and the flowers look very nice too. Hugs!

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    1. thank you TITO!! You're so nice! I appreciate you stopping by and for your comment!! Hugs!!

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  38. How stunning is this! What gorgeous eyes she has. If you did the flowers more detailed it would have taken away from her beautiful face, You followed the principle of having only one focal point.
    I love the subtle pattern on her dress and the way you did her hair with the different directions her style was done in. The delicate floral headdress has just the right amount of detail to take your eye up and around. I really think you did a fabulous job on this piece.

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    1. thank you SO much JULIE!! You just made my day with your beautiful comment! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  39. Hola Hilda, es un retrato precioso. Tiene una calidez maravillosa. Creo que las flores están perfectas pues la protagonista es la niña. La felicidad y ternura que transmiten sus ojos es emocionante.
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias CONCHI por tu comentario muy amable!! Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato!!! Un abrazo, Amiga.

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  40. Wow, you really captured her sweet little expression so well! I see nothing wrong w/the flowers, but honestly barely notice them for I was so drawn to her eyes and smile. If they were any more vivid they may have competed with her sweet face:-)

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    1. thank you SO much MINNEME for your comment. She does have such beautiful eyes, even more so in person...and a sweet little girl as well. Thank you for stopping by!

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  41. Ugh - don't even get me started on the difficulty of painting flowers! But you're right, that's why we gotta practice. Anyway I think the flowers here look nice, but I barely notice them because my eye goes right to her gaze and her sweet expression. This is a great painting Hilda. Good work. ♥

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    1. You're funny KAREN! I will be practicing..maybe impressionistic would work for me. Glad you like Julia and thank you so much for visiting!!

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    1. thank you SO much ASHOK!!! I always appreciate you stopping by and commenting!!

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  43. You really did a wonderful job on her expression and the coloring in this!!! I love it!

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    1. thank you JOAN for that very beautiful comment! I appreciate it!!! Enjoy the rest of the day...!!

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  44. Not only is she a sweetheart, but I love her pink sweetheart bouquet. Just lovely Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much MARY! You're so kind...Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  45. Wow..she is so darling and beautiful..and you are so mega-talented..just gorgeous..I don't know how you do it Hilda..you are a magician of color and light and a creatrix of art!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you so much for your VERY generous comment, VICTORIA!! I appreciate it!!!
      Have a wonderful day..

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  46. Hola Hilda, me encanta la sonrisa de la niña, muy bien el retrato...cuando se captura la expresión, se encuentra a la persona que hay detrás.

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    1. Gracias, PEPE por tu comentario!..estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura.

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  47. Hola Hilda, maravilloso retrato, la niña es muy dulce y tu lo has captado a la perfección! un beso!!

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    1. Hola MARI!! Lo agradezco tu comentario!
      Tu eres muy amable!!! Un abrazo!

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  48. Ciao Hilda, come gli altri tuoi ritratti anche
    questo è espressivo e "parlante"...
    E' un'immagine dolce e tenera... Gli occhi sembrano vedere oltre...
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. thank you SO much FLORIANA for your generous comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  49. It's lovely Hilda! I think the softness of the flowers emphasize her beautiful face!

    Carrie Waller (Carrie's Creations)

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    1. thank you CARRIE for stopping by and for your generous comment!! I appreciate it !!

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  50. What I like best besides her gorgeous eyes and sweet smile is her little " diadème ". So lovely and kind of fragile. A very special painting Hilda! :)

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    1. Thank you so much HELEN for your lovely comment!! Her head piece was the "icing" to the cake. I enjoyed painting her!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  51. The expression on her face and in her eyes is that of an angel. A very lovely and special portrait, Hilda. Well done!

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    1. Thank you CAROL for stopping by! I appreciate your VERY generous comment! I enjoyed painting Julia very much. Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  52. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I think you painted her perfectly! And the flowers are painted with just the right amount of suggestion in my opinion. :)

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  53. You're so nice, CRYSTAL...I appreciate your generous comment...I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  54. Beautiful work! I love the sweet girl expression you captured. And there is not anything wrong with your flowers...they are really pretty.

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  55. thank you SO much LISA!!! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment!!

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  56. She looks so sweet and you really captured her personality. Beautiful

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  57. She really is a very sweet girl, ANGELA! thank you for your lovely comment!!

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  58. buona giornata e felice fine settimana...ciao

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    1. Thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by my blog..have a wonderful week!!!

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  59. I love your portrait. So beautiful and interesting. Thank you for sharing it. I love your blog too. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you so much MIA for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I appreciate it!!

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  60. Very nice work, Hilda! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. I particularly liked "Carlyle." Well done!

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    1. thank you KARI for commenting on my paintings..I SO appreciate it! I enjoyed painting Carlyle..he had a great face!

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  61. Sweet and innocent , a wonderful portrait. Your flowers are absolutely perfect, soft and lovely. x

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  62. thank you JANE for your lovely comment...you're so encouraging! glad you stopped by!

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  63. This is wonderful Hilda! You have been painting some beautiful pieces! Great compositions too!

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    1. thank you BRAD for stopping by and taking the time out to comment on Julia. I really appreciate it...Enjoy the rest of the Evening.

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  64. Beautiful portrait, so soft and lovely.

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    1. thank you so much DIANA for your wonderful comment...I value your opinion!!

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  65. Hilda, what a beautiful portrait. There's so much personality in her face. What a treasure!

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    1. thank you SO much CAROL for your sweet comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  66. Absolutely beautiful - the flowers are perfect as is because they do not compete with this lovely girl's face. Wonderful!

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    1. thank you CLAIRE!! You're so kind...I'm so glad you like this painting!!!

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  68. Hi, Hilda,
    The work caputres the moment and the little pricess's personality very well. First Communion would be very lovely for her. Congrats for her and you, granny!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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