Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Blessings

Our Lady original oil painting by Helen Tilston

Wishing you a very Happy New Year full of blessings, hope, joy, love and peace that passes all understanding. 

I posted this morning and "hit publish" and realized I had posted to my second blog, which I shall link here

http://pleinairecottageartists.blogspot.com/2012/01/angels-abide-here.html

May all your dreams come true in 2012.


Any resolutions?

91 comments:

  1. Helen, I wish the very best for you in the coming year.

    -Suze

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  2. Such a beautiful piece of art. You are so talented. Thank you for your kind words. I truly appreciate them, and a candle lit stays close to my heart.
    Blessings to you, Helen
    Cheryl

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  3. Bonne annee 2012 Helen. I have just met you, and I am amazed at how talented you are. I could never draw, or paint successfully, and I am always in awe of artists like yourself. Thank you for your good wishes. I will be looking forward to visiting you often in 2012 and hope to welcome you chez French Girl in Seattle whenever you want to stop by. Veronique

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  4. Many blessings and good wishes to you in the New Year Helen...you and your beautiful art are a treasure...such a lovely painting!
    xo J~

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  5. Oh what a beautiful image Helen!!! I thank you for your visits this year and hope to see you in blog world in the coming year.

    My resolution? To be thankful for what I have!
    V

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  6. Beautiful painting--gorgeous blues.

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  7. My dear friend Helen,
    Many, many thanks for all of your support and friendship this year.I always look forward to your lovely comments.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. With much love from my family to yours.
    Here's to more blogging friendship in 2012. XXXX

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  8. Happy New year, dear Helen...

    The painting is wonderful... Mary looks so serene and peaceful.

    It's what I wish for myself, in the new year: some peace and to feel loved.

    My resolution... I don't know, Helen... I already try very hard... I've kind of given up.

    ANNa

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  9. Best wishes for 2012 Helen, hope it is a wonderful year for you too.
    Resolutions, I only have one - work on my gratitude list everyday!
    xox Kerry

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  10. With blessings of peace to you too Helen.
    A beautiful painting of Our Lady.
    Thank you for your encouragement to carry on with my blog. You are more than kind with your comments.
    If we pray hard enough, our dreams do come true.
    val xx

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  11. Hello Helen, what a beautiful painting, Mary's face has such a wistful expression. Happy New Year to you! I am so happy to have met you last year, and look forward to all the fun we will have this year! I have given up on resolutions, and am just striving to be a better person on all levels! With much love, Linda x

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  12. Gorgeous painting! Happy New Year to you and happy tidings!

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  13. I have passed on an award to you Helen, as I enjoy reading your blog
    so much and wanted to share it with others.
    xox Kerry

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  14. Not so much resolutions, more in the nature of plans Helen. I usually let myself down with resolution expectations!
    Happy New Year to you and yours
    xx

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  15. Wishing you all the blessing a loving God can bestow!!!! I've no resolutions...I don't seem to be able to follow their resolve...Will just live each day to the fullest! Thanks be to God! And Happy New Year!!! Cathy

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  16. Best wishes for 2012 Helen, your painting is beautiful, I love the blue colors

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  17. WOW!!!!! HELEN, THAT MADONNA IS YOUR WORK???? Her image, her VEIL! THE BLUE color is so intensely rich and BRAVO TO YOU! Thank you dear one, thank you so much for your well-wishes and YEAH! I am BRANCHING OUT!!!! teeheeee

    Mille mercies for your support and may this year be a SUPER ONE FOR ALL!

    Enjoy the new week! Anita

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  18. I could have sworn I already posted here! I am losing my marbles. Good thing I came back to take a second peek at your beautiful painting--such peace she brings.

    I am sending lots of good energy your way for your opening!! Hooray! I know that it will be a huge success.

    xo,
    Heather

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  19. May also all your dreams come true for the year 2012!

    My resolutions, already revealed, but as a reminder for myself: think first, act second, try to be a better mother and a better wife!

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  20. Thank you Helen, for your wishes here and your comment on my blog. Have a wonderful 2012.

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  21. A very happy new year to you Helen, no real resolutions just be grateful for what i have, make more effort with that i take for granted and generally cherish those i love xx

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  22. She is so very beautiful... you are such a great artist, Helen! I admire you! Christa

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  23. Dear Helen,

    Wishing you and your loved ones all the best for a Wonderful New Year too. I hope it will be a good year!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

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  24. Hi Helen,
    I wish my Follower gadget was visible...it disappeared a few months ago and I can't see the faces or icons of blog friends anymore. Thanks for letting me know you've clicked on. I'll be sure to click you back and follow your blog. I see you have several of my blog friends on your list...Mise, Jeanne, and Julie.
    Sorry I missed your party!! But it was fun to read about it :)
    Happy New Year and I'll be watching you :)
    Becky at Abbey Style Home

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  25. Hi Helen,
    I wish my Follower gadget was visible...it disappeared a few months ago and I can't see the faces or icons of blog friends anymore. Thanks for letting me know you've clicked on. I'll be sure to click you back and follow your blog. I see you have several of my blog friends on your list...Mise, Jeanne, and Julie.
    Sorry I missed your party!! But it was fun to read about it :)
    Happy New Year and I'll be watching you :)
    Becky at Abbey Style Home

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  26. Helen, thankyou for your visit and sweet words. Have a lovely week, love Linda x

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  27. Happy New year my friend! I will sit down and write some goals in my journal...but haven't yet! I love your beautiful art and I'll click on the link for your other blog! Thanks! ♥

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  28. I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012 dear Helen.
    It is 1.30am here, so I have already broken my resolution of not blogging late into the night!
    Love, Abby xx

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  29. wow gorgeous painting.A beautiful face and I love the blue colour.
    Wish you a fantastic 2012.

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  30. Beautiful Mary painting!
    Yes, I promised one blogger that my
    resolution was not to miss one of her posts LOL. La Table De Nana blog....
    won't do much for my waistline but... :)
    Happy New Year Helen!

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  31. Very beautiful painting dahhling!
    ¡¡Felíz Año Nuevo!!

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  32. What a lovely Madonna!
    Happy New Year, may it be filled with great friends and great art...
    All the best,
    Lily

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  33. Dear Helen, I dreamed of your painting last night! I dreamed that you had an exhibition here in Berne and that there were posters of the Lady everywhere and that I was so happy to meet you here... that's funny isn't it? xx Christa

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  34. Happy 2012, Helen. This is a gorgeous painting. I adore the colors!!

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  35. Happy New Year, Helen!

    Thank you for stopping by my virtual New Year's Party. It is my pleasure to have you.

    I ADORE your Madonna painting.

    Look forward to sharing in 2012!

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  36. Blessings and Happy New Year Helen.
    Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words.
    I love your painting, it's wonderfully full of life and vibrant colour!

    Hugs to you
    Jane

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  37. Helen, thank you so much for your kind comment and for following my blog. I am delighted to meet another artist and will certainly follow you. Your painting is just wonderful! I would love to be able to paint, but must do the only gift I have.
    Looking forward to starting a new friendship with you in 2012!
    XX
    dawne

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  38. I wish you a most wonderful New Year Helen.
    I am so glad I found you here in 2011!

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  39. Beautiful painting! Wishing you everything of the very best for 2012. x Sharon

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  40. Hello Helen,
    I want to wish you the very best in 2012 and tell you how much your visits and comments mean to me.
    You are a lovely lady and I love it when you grace my blog with your light!
    Much love to you my friend!!!!!
    I look forward to another year in Blogland with you!
    Thank you for sharing your Epiphany tradition with me.
    We just blessed our home this morning!
    I never knew about that tradition but will be doing it every year from now on!
    God Bless!!!
    XO
    Terri

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  41. helen, that is an absolutely stunning piece. the blues are so beautiful. wishing you all the best in the new year! donna

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  42. Suze

    I wish you and your family a very Happy New year.
    Apologies for my late response.
    Helen xx

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  43. Hello Cheryl

    Wishing you a peaceful 2012. I will keep you in prayer.

    Thank you for your kind comments on my painting.

    Helen xx

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  44. French Girl in Seatte

    Hello Veronique

    Welcome to my blog and delighted to make your acquaintance. Your words of praise for my art are generous and I truly appreciate your telling me.
    I look forward to reading your future posts

    Helen xx

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  45. 24 Corners

    Hello Jessica

    Wishing you all the very best for 2012.
    One of the joys of 2011 was discovering your blog and getting to know your talent and friendship.
    Your kind compliments on my art are truly appreciated.

    Helen x

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  46. Hello Virginia

    That is one of the best resolutions, to be thankful and I must remind myself of this too.

    Thank you for visiting and for your generous and kind compliment on my painting.

    Helen xx

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  47. Hello Jen

    Thank you for observing my painting and appreciating the blues. As a young child in Ireland, we had a print of Our Lady in the vestibule of our home and I removed the glass and with my watercolours painted her cloak in royal blues and cobalt blues.
    I did not thing the artist did her justice!! ha ha

    Happy 2012
    Helenxx

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  48. Jacqueline @ HOME

    Happy New Year to you Jackie.

    I am so happy to have found your blog in 2011 and I thoroughly enjoy your sense of humour, style and kindness.

    To much more fun in 2012, though blogging.

    Helen xx

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  49. Hello Anna

    Thanks for your kindness.

    Anna, keep on being the beautiful fun loving person that you are and keep sharing those wonderful family recipes.

    Wishing you peace and love in 2012

    Helen xx

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  50. French and Sparrow

    Hello Kerry

    That is a great resolution and I will join you in being grateful each day.

    Helen xx

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  51. Val's Alentejo blog

    Hello Val
    A very Happy New Year to you too.

    Your blog is most interesting and you have so much to say from living a very interesting life.

    Thank you for your comment on Our Lady of Sorrows and, I too believe in prayer.
    Helen xx

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  52. Flowers on my Table

    Hello Linda

    Being a better person all around is all we can ask to be.

    I am happy to have met you in 2011 and have enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know you

    May 2012 be the best ever

    Helen xxx

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  53. Lr @ Magnificent and Egregious

    Thank you for your good wishes and kind words.

    I return the blessing of the New Year to you and your family

    Helen xx

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  54. French and Sparrow

    Dear Kerry

    Thank you so very much for bestowing an Award on my blog. How kind of you to pay me such a compliment
    I graciously accept this Award and thank you most sincerely

    Wishing you a great year

    Helen xx

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  55. Red Roses and Crystal

    Thank you for your good wishes.

    Good planning and writing down goals is the most important step. My artist friend always says: "if you start it, it gets finished"

    My best to you for 2012
    Helenxx

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  56. Grandma K

    Hello Kathy

    Living each day to the fullest is a wonderful way to live life.

    Thank you for your good wishes and prayers

    Helen xx

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  57. Linda at a day full

    Thank you for your visit and generous kind words.

    Wishing you the best of 2012

    Helen xx

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  58. Castles, Crowns and Cottages

    Dear Anita

    Yes, that is my painting. Portraits call me every so often and usually I will paint a spiritual painting with a different model each sitting.
    Thank you for your visits in 2012 and looking forward to seeing your great works and writing.

    Helen xx

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  59. Heather Lost in Provence

    I understand what you mean, sometimes comments evaporate into thin air.

    I am always delighted to see your posts and love following your travels through beautiful France.

    Thanks for your compliment on my art

    Helen xx

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  60. Metscan

    Hello Mette

    Those resolutions are a lot and will present daily challenges. I also know you can do it.

    Thank you for your visits and kind comments.

    Helen xx

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  61. Hello Floss

    It is always a joy to visit your blog and catch up.

    My best wishes to you and your family for 2012

    Helen xx

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  62. Fashion and Frank

    All powerful resolutions and I also know you will work hard at keeping them.

    I am delighted to have met your blog this year and look forward to lots of joy in 2012

    Helen xx

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  63. Emilie's Daughter

    Dear Christa

    Thank you for such a large compliment on my painting. I absolutely love to paint spiritual images and I sometimes feel I get help from above.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2012

    Helen xc

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  64. Madelief

    Thank you for the beautful wishes for 2012. May I return these same wishes to you and I will be looking forward to reading your blog as the seasons progres.

    Helenxx

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  65. Becky @ Abbey Style Home

    Lovely to hear from you and thank you for becoming a follower. It is so heartwarming to see some of the same friends on the comments section. It reminds me of good references.

    Wishing you a great year

    Helen xx

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  66. Lavender Dreamer

    Thank you for your kind words Dianne.

    Wishing you sunshine and fun filled days in 2012

    Helen xx

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  67. My Spotty Pony

    Dear Abby

    That is funny that you are breaking your own resolution of blogging at 1.30 a.m. I have been known to burn the midnight candle too.

    Wishing you continued good health and happiness in 2012 and also to spotty pony

    Helen xx

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  68. Hello Hila

    Thank you for the beautful New Year wish. I wish the same to you and your family and friends.

    Helen xx

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  69. Hello Marja

    Thank you for your comment on Our Lady of Sorrow.

    Each time I use a different model when I paint Our Lady. It brings me great joy to paint our Holy Mother.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012

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  70. Auntie Bliss
    Thank you for stopping by and your sincere good wishes are welcomed and appreiated.

    Wishing you and your family my best.
    Looking forward to lots of visits in 2012

    Helen xxx

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  71. Lilla Kullen

    Hello Stina

    Many thanks for your beautiful wish.

    I return to the wish to you with blessings

    Helen xx

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  72. HRH The Duchess of State


    Hello Dahling

    Thank you for your beautiful compliment on my art work. I will try and do better paintings in 2012

    Helen xx

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  73. Hello Lily

    Your wish is absolutely beautiful - I thank you.
    Your sincere compliment on Our Lady of Sorrows is much appreciated.

    Wishing you the best of everything in 2012

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  74. Emilie's Daughter

    Hello Christa

    That is a beautiful dream and I would love it to come to pass. Berne and my posters of Our Lady all over the city. That is a beautiful thought.

    Thank you for sharing this with me, I makes me joyful.

    The best in 2012

    Helen xx

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  75. Elizabeth Rose Stanton

    Thank you for validating my art.

    This coming from a famous artist such as Elizabeth Rose Stanton means very much to me.

    Wishing you continued creativity and joy in 2012

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  76. Ms Design Maven Marilyn Storey

    Thank you for you compliment on my art. I am happy to welcome you as a follower to my blog and I look forward to reading of your wonderful creations.

    Helen xx

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  77. Half Heard in the Stillness
    Dear Jane

    Thank you for commenting and your approval of my painting means much to me. Thanks again

    Wishing you a wonderful 2012

    Helen xx

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  78. Cheryl

    Thank you so much for commenting on my art

    Helen xx

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  79. Labergerebasque

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a beautiful comment

    Helen xx

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  80. Dawne Boynton Polis

    Thank you Dawne for following my blog.

    You have such a wonderful gift. I was blown away by your photography. I will be looking forward to your posts in 2012

    So lovely to meet you

    Helen xx

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  81. Lisa

    I return the compliment. It was wonderful to meet you in 2012 and I am looking forward to your new posts

    Helen x

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  82. Sharon (Roses and Rust)

    Dear Sharon

    I am happy to have found your blog in 2011.

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my panting.

    Looking foward to friendship and joy in 2012

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  83. La Dolphina

    Hello Terry

    I love the tradition of blessing the home on January 6th. We can all use extra blessings and the home is particularly a sacred haven.
    I am so happy to have met you Terri and your blog is always uplifing, just like you are. I know you must bring much joy to each person you meet. Keep the flame alive!

    Helen xx

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  84. A Perfect Gray

    Hello Donna

    Thank you for your generous compliment on my painting.

    I love to paint and I have big dreams

    My best to you for 2012
    Helen xx

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  85. beautiful painting! so serene.

    in 2012, i resolve to make my life more quiet. i'm hoping that covers all other goals i have for the new year.

    thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! always so nice to get a new visitor and follower!

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  86. Georgia B

    Welcome and thank you for following.
    It is always a joy to find a new and interesting blog.
    Looking forward to more visits.
    I also like you New Year's resolution
    Helen x

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  87. Happy 2012... !! A beautiful piece of art... !!

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