Friday, March 02, 2007

The Gift

I just finished working on this animation today. I had to call and get my Mom's reaction, I was so glad I did. It touched her, and that was a gift, it touched me too to make this animation, another gift. And so I pass it on to you in hopes that it gives to you as well. Click here to watch the movie.

15 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

that was very moving and amazingly beautiful.

2:10 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Very beautiful,when I began watching it I thought it was 2 sisters.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you so much sue, I am so glad.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Yes jungle dream pagoda, that is my sister Julie and I (yes that was my real hair color). We are both wearing, well, what we would be wearing, and the mood and the elements were all inspired by her. And, the yellow rose, was her favorite flower.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brought tears to my eyes. :)

Best regards,
MB

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Antony said...

Gina,
This animation was absolutely beautiful. Some of your finest work. Thank you.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Awwww, thank you MB.

3:54 PM  
Blogger jessica said...

gina...so beautiful this gift is. it made me smile and made me teary. so touching.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

antony - thank you for your lovely affirmations. I always look forward to your feedback. : )

5:59 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

jessica - I'm so grateful to hear that it moved you, your words are a gift as well.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Oh Gina, how lovely. I am so sorry you have lost your sister what a wonderful tribute to her. As soon as I saw a yellow rose I knew this would be moving. What ever I write will not say enough.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you so much dear Wendy, your words are so meaningful to me.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Katie Alosi said...

Your emotions shine through so vividly. I am sure your sister would tell you that she loves it! I can't imagine the feelings that you must have felt while making it. You have really outdone yourself in this beautiful piece!

10:51 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you so much Katie, your words are so special to me and yes it really was quite a cathartic experience for me. As I worked on it, I felt I was in a state of highly tuned realization and remembrance, it was bittersweet. When I was finished with my final render and I watched it for the first time in it's completion, I felt a rush of emotion, it sort of rose to the top and came pouring out. And finally, after multiple viewings it was, yes, yes, I have given her back something, she is eternal, I have passed the gift along, and this gave me a feeling of confirmation, completion and peace.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

And Katie, my Mom says hello!

5:19 PM  

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