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Astrid's Gift to Me

 

Remember when Astrid blew glass a week ago?

Mart Martorell put the letters on for her and she blew the glass!

Mart Martorell's studio, Laren (Gelderland), Netherlands.


My gift to Astrid:






Astrid's Gift to Me

 

Remember when Astrid blew glass a week ago?

Mart Martorell put the letters on for her and she blew the glass!

Mart Martorell's studio, Laren (Gelderland), Netherlands.


My gift to Astrid:






comments (56)

Awww, that's sweet! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2012, 00:59
Is there anything this kid cannot do....

This is a most beautiful image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I honestly believe there is NOTHING she cannot do if she puts her mind to it, Ray. What a woman. Thank you.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 13 Feb 2012, 01:04
now that's a fine gift.. one that was hand made.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Nothing but the best, Rian. Thank you.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2012, 01:25
Oh wow..this is absolutely beautiful!! And - what a wonderful way to remember the weekend together!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. These are the things to "document" and hang on to...the memories of a lifetime!
How awesome is that!!! Great work both of you!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. This was something to remember! smile
Aw. That is sweet.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Feb 2012, 06:48
smile It was so much fun and a delight to be able to try glassblowing. Thanks to the patience and skills of Mart it turned out well.
Love this picture, great colours. Indeed a great memory!
Ginnie Hart: We'll never forget it, will we! Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2012, 06:48
cool.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks.
Well hello there, Ginnie! I see that you and Astrid continue to expand your many skills...glass blowing and film making, to name but two. Lovely vibrant image and great video. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: THANK YOU, dear Lady. It is sooooooo good to have you back. WELCOME.
Ho ginnie, relaxed in his bubble, very attractive photo, magic, kiss Ginnie, I am going to take my bus.
Ginnie Hart: Today you and I both have our names on something, Pierrot. grin I love it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2012, 07:35
What a wonderful glass ball- and I love your warm glowing colours ! An impressive film with lovely music!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, dear Philine. There is so much joy in this memory for us both. smile
  • lisl
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2012, 07:58
The colours are of a rich liqueur, which may end up in Astrid's glass?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that idea, Elisabeth...even those it's a plant waterer. Now you've just given me a thought. grin
The video is wonderful Ginnie and the glass is a lovely present
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Bill. We'll never forget it.
Awesome!!!! ... both the glass & video.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jacquelyn. We had so much fun.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 13 Feb 2012, 08:28
Having your name written in apricot jam is the highest accolade Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It does not get any better than this, Chad, for sure! Thanks. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2012, 08:34
Absolutely brilliant Ginnie. Astrid could have a new vocation
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. If Astrid thought she could make a living out of it, I'm sure she'd switch jobs immediately, if not sooner!
Fire within, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Juan Carlos! Thank you. smile
The work of glass blowers is wonderful to watch and this photo is beautiful with its colors. It almost sounds like a sour lollipop. LOL !
Ginnie Hart: Awww. A Dutch lollipop, Marie, in orange! Merci.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 13 Feb 2012, 08:53
Love this! So sweet!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sil. Grazie.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2012, 09:31
A wonderful image Ginnie! Really love the subject, the warmth and the reflections; the video's good too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Martin. This was really fun for both of us!
I love the way you put this together and the mural as a background is great!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. You can see the complete mural at my other blog today:
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.com/2012/02/glass-blowing-workshop-with-mart.html

You would love this place, with all that you do with glass!
Well done to you both.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A great gift and a perfect shot to capture it Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 13 Feb 2012, 10:07
A very beautiful gift to Astrid, Ginnie. A marvelous close up with wonderful warm colours. beautifuly captured and presented. Loved the video !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. Neither one of us will forget it.
Written in orange marmalade ... How dutch and English is that.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard! smile
A yard of ale, (or perhaps metre) to celebrate is in order. Good shot and video.
Ginnie Hart: I'll drink to that, Johm. smile Thanks.
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 13 Feb 2012, 10:50
This is so very special.
Beautiful colour tones in the photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elsabe. It was very special to us both.
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 13 Feb 2012, 10:57
Looks amazing, must be a lot of fun as well? smile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid was smiling like a Cheshire cat most of the time, Mats, which tells you everything. smile Thanks.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Feb 2012, 10:59
Bet your proud of that Ginnie.

Superb capture and video, Astrid looked to be really enjoying it.
Ginnie Hart: Very proud, indeed, Peter. It was something neither of us will ever forget.
it is such a great process of art
Ginnie Hart: Yes it is, Chantal.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2012, 11:27
Great processing on all fronts! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
This image is completely stunning Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Pavan. Thank you.
Now this is a fabulous gift Ginnie! So beautiful and unique, and personal.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. It was fabulous to both of us!
How wonderful to have the creation of this treasured gift so lovingly documented, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. It had to be done. smile
Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2012, 14:14
Oh, how wonderful! I'll have to look at the video wjhen the day's toil is over!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Feb 2012, 14:19
Beautiful picture of your lovely gift. Its great to see Asrtid in action. A lovely return gift.
I had a request of my mum for the name of the music in your youtube, but I see you have named it. It makes her heart flutter!! so I shall try and get it for her. smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. You'can tell your mom she just made my day, Linda...and so have you. smile Thanks.
What a present and how beautifully captured Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anyes...and WELCOME to SC!
That really is something you can both treasure for all your days.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Brian!
Addendum: Great video as well Ginnie, and one of my favourite pieces of music.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. I'm still getting my feel for adding music to these videos. One day I'll get it down pat, I hope.
Very, very nice! i bet you'll treasure it!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, thank you, Wim. I was going to send this to you to let you know that now it's done, I'll start working on the photos of canal skating AND of Marius!!! He may even get his own YouTube. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 13 Feb 2012, 16:51
Superb photo with very light and colors. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
Well done Astrid, she did so well. And this must have been just the best thank you.
Ginnie Hart: She can do anything she puts her mind to, Sheila, so this was pure joy for both of us. Thank you.
This is so sweet Ginnie. A wonderful image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2012, 17:52
That is awesome! I am amazed how glass is made.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rob. I know exactly what you mean!
Nice one, Ginnie and a great event to remember. When is Astrid setting up shop?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. If Astrid could set up shop right now and make a living out of it, she'd do it right now! smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2012, 19:00
Nice gifts...

And good shot

Have a nice Saint Vallentine's day
Ginnie Hart: Very nice, Oscar. smile Muchas gracias.
Love is Ginnie... having your sweetheart blow a glass ball with your name on it for Valentine's Daygrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. That's a sweet thought, Peter. Thank you.
  • Kala
  • 14 Feb 2012, 04:40
That is so lovely Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kala.
Oh, here it is! I've been waiting! He's marvelous, she's marvelous, the photo's marvelous - and you're not too bad, yourself! wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! How to make friends and influence people, Linda. grin Thank you kindly. This was so much fun for us.
So beautiful!! Happy Valentine's Day girls! Big hugs!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Feb 2012, 18:13
Beautiful gift. Happy Valentine's you two.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Louis!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Feb 2012, 21:01
This post made me smile so much. Both gifts are beautiful smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherry. smile
very pleasing image. great effort from both of you
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Feb 2012, 12:33
This is so beautiful...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frida.
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 23 Feb 2012, 09:25
Pas l ombre d un doute c est du travail d artiste..
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Jany. That's very sweet.

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