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Spirit of Holly by JenaDellaGrottaglia Spirit of Holly by JenaDellaGrottaglia
I have been working on this piece for a long while. there has been much of my time and creativity put into this piece but not knowing what direction to finish her, or bring her into. And then . . . it evolved completely.
My cat was found yesterday morning she got jumped over my porch gate , and I was called and informed of her passing.
After a long while of crying and sobbing, I brought this piece to light and gave her finishing touches with many of her features, her little white bow above her lips that my cat had, whisker freckles , gray green cat eyes, a smudge of white which looked like liner about her eyes and a mischievous smirk.
The piece is titled Spirit of Holly.


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Copyrightę Jena DellaGrottaglia-Maldonado 2007
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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bek81 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
absolutely beautifully crafted work
well done
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arisingmoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Sad to hear about your dear cat.
This is a very beautiful picture with such gorgeous colours and really captures the spirit and light. I'm loving it.:)
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:iconblackthornart:
blackthornart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
so beautiful! love it :heart:
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Lyrebyrd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
There's no real words for this, or your story. The art is gorgeous, and the story is something that people all over can sympathize with.
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:icontigeryna:
TigerYna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Digital Artist
She is gorgeously pretty and alive!!! ^^ She has JOY in her eyes!!! I loved!!! Congrats!
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a fantastic piece of work. I just love the expression on her face. You have made her come alive.
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The-Silver-Doe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooooh so beautiful! Love the detail on the pretty face and hair with all the flowers! :D Wonderful!
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:iconbonbonka:
bonbonka Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful and so sad...
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:iconpinkaholique:
PinkaholiQue Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Lovely. :heart:
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FioccoDiNeve Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
wonderful :clap: :) I used also this stock in my last work [link] :)
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songofilluvatar Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Awww. Im sorry about your cat. Great work
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Easybeeze-Stock Featured By Owner May 23, 2007   Photographer
Thats beautiful! Excellent job on the hair, wonderful detail!
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Strange-Illusions Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student Photographer
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconfooledsweetness:
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
shes sooo pretty and my names holly too so i LOVE IT
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ElizaTibbits Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Awww :hug: There's nothing really good to say in situations like that, but I do hope you're feeling much better by now.
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
This is very, very beautiful. You can almost feel the emotion that you poured into the completion of this artwork. It is a wonderful tribute to Holly.
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frog648 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Outstanding work. :clap:
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frog648 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Outstanding work. :clap:
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blitzcattbabe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful!
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jcruzrobles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that great work
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tsheva Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just :faint:
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nicy2002 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
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world-of-silence Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
work excellent
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:iconmiss69:
miss69 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Absolutely stunning:clap: You deserve to be very proud:)
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:iconblushbittersweet:
blushbittersweet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
if this deviation is any indication, your cat had a beautiful soul.
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blushbittersweet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
im truly sorry to hear about your cat.
when i lost my dog i painted and wrote for weeks.
But at least now we both have something left to remind us of our loving pets.
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SashaGeorge Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love this! :+fav:
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artist2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
very nice:clap:
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Paigesmum-stock Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Wow this is amazing!!! beautiful work!!!:)
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temi00 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007   Interface Designer
it is so real and so fabled at the same time!!!
very beautiful!!!
I like the colors at the background!!!
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dualdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Jenna,
This is amazing, truly beautiful. I love the look on her face and of course like most of your work I had to :+fav: it. How have you been, I miss talking to you. How's Cali? Florida is awesome.....


Love Amy
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:iconcreatively:
creatively Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
beautifully done, doll...I sure have missed seeing your work :heart:
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SydneysDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
I love it!!
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renaisancexx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
great job!
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful tribute to your cat, it's just lovely..... but then everything you do is lovely! :heart:
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NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
You have my deepest sympathies... My animals are brothers and sisters to my own birthed children.

I've been watching you for some time now and I must say that this is one of your finest pieces to date. I've made a point not to "fav" lightly -- I don't want hundreds of pieces in my folder that I later don't care for as much -- but this one is most assuredly getting stars.

Blessings!
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cynlee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Photographer
my sympathies,, she's purrrfect
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:iconjonight:
jonight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   General Artist
wow.. that's wonderfully painted.
very nice. :heart:
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much my friend :hug:
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:iconjonight:
jonight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007   General Artist
no worries
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:iconjesselax:
JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry about the kitty. The spirit lives on in this piece though.
Beautiful.
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry. :hug: This is beautiful. A wonderful tribute.
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Omadon13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Your work reflects your feelings Jen. And though it is a truly beautiful piece it is also a sad one for the reasoning behind its finish. it hurts now, and nothing will help that. Holly is still with you and always will be she knew your love of her.
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Winterz-Edge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
This is so charming. Sorry about your cat. :petting: I know when I lost my kitten Winter it truly broke my heart and I cried so hard for a long time. I see her in a lot of things, especially in the snow as she really oddly loved it. The features of your cat are a very special touch. :hug:
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lani-jane Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Photographer
great piece.looks amazing
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kuroinami Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful piece, and a very nice tribute...
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
...nice blend of images, colors and textures Well done...Jena ...:hug:
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Santiex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
very nice work
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princess88alasse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
she's so cute!! :D
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