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My daughter wrote and sang this song to me tonight because I have been going through a rough time. She made me so happy….please read the lyrics they will make you smile. Oh and this is a Chine Colle print, which means I pressed tissue paper into the print, then I hand coloured over the paper. Then I held it up to the light to photograph it.

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“Press On” (A song for my Mum) By 9 year old Jade

Sometimes life is harder then it seems
You feel you’re walking up a stream,
But the current tries to push you away.
In the dark,
A black cloud hovers over your heart,
You need somebody to help you,
But I know what will get you through.

CHORUS

You just gotta Press On!
Even when times are tough!
Just gotta press on!
Even when times are rough!
You, just, gotta press on……………………

Life is like a box of chocolates,
You don’t know what to expect.
Or if you’re playing a game of tennis
You have to make it over the net.
You’re very good at art,
But sometimes you’re in the dark.
Sometimes you need to be shown the way,
To help you get through the day…….

CHORUS

At times you feel sad,
And at times you’re a little mad,
But it won’t turn bad…
Cuz, now I know you will press on!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHORUS
…………………………..For Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

This is a link to the artwork that Dimarie did for me so that I could buy this song on one of my prints, check it out. Dimaries Artwork

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Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

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  • ©   Elaine van Dyk
    © Elaine van...over 5 years ago

    That is a very sweet and thoughtful song that your daughter devoted to you. In fact it touched me so much that I actually have tears in my eyes!! I think she must be a very special young lady, and every bit as talented as her mother.

  • Thanks Elaine, when she sang it to me, you should have heard the tune, she reached notes as beautifully as Delta Goodram and she sang with it with such love and devotion. I wanted to cry but my medication doesn’t allow it….I just can’t. So you have done it for me. I am having a tough time with my health and she knows it. I am so lucky to have such a lovely daugher.;….gosh, want to cry again but can’t….wow , posting it on redbubble is the closest I can come to expressing how she made me feel tonight.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • kathibook
    kathibookover 5 years ago

    You are blessed BillyLee.

  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous picture, and lovely words

  • CDrewHughes
    CDrewHughesover 5 years ago

    I love this image and yet again the different colours are really magic! How lucky you are to have such a beautiful daughter, but then how lucky she is to have such a wonderful Mum to inspire her xxx

  • Denise Martin
    Denise Martinover 5 years ago

    This is really touching Billy – what a little sweetie Jade must be!

  • She’s a brain. Mailed off to you today….b

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • P.S Saw surgeon today and they are operating, but can’t tell me when at this point. B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Faye Doherty
    Faye Dohertyover 5 years ago

    You worked wonders on it Billy and loved Jades song. She is a very special clever little girl – you must be very proud of her. Thanks for the lesson cu soon.

  • Thanks Faye, I did another one today , painted one of the ones we did with pale pink watercolour and then crimson ink. It does look lovely if I do say so myself. I will have to put them in the Rotary show….all of em! I should get carving soon, I just have to come up with an idea as the last.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Amy-lee Foley
    Amy-lee Foleyover 5 years ago

    Awww the song is so cute Billy!
    and your print is just gorgeous!
    xXxOoO

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...over 5 years ago

    I think so, I like the S bigger, looks good. My husband has a hard time mowing lawns when he used to be an art directer. He has to leave all the art stuff to me and my freinds now and he has a hard time and can get a little too critical. I like it and am happy with it and can’t wait to get it. Its for me, not him. I still have to decide where I am going to put it. Can’t wait to have it on my wall. Thanks Dimarie so much. Hope dinner went well. B

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful song! Billy, I haven’t been around so don’t know what’s up, but hope things with you are ok, managable at the least, brilliant at best… talk soon. X carmen.

  • Thanks Carmen, good to hear from you. Oh, I have a friend whom is an artist and helps run a gallery in Perth, so do keep an eye out for her. The name is Anne Marie and she is a great artist. Also, only 5 more days before Artists Palette magazine comes out. Don’t forget to check it out when you pass through a News agents, issue no. 68! Hope you are well, what have you been up to these days. Billy

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • karenuk1969
    karenuk1969over 5 years ago

    So beautiful, gorgeous colours!

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