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Featured in “From the HEART” group 2/20/14
Featured in “Light of Love” group 2/25/2014

Friendship is a wonderful feature of life and can be exemplified by many different aspects of others. Since joining Red Bubble I’ve been amazed at the quantity and quality of friendship that can be expressed between its members.
Yet, there is one Red Bubble member who has become a very special friend. Her member name is Santamaria and she’s a fine oil painter artist who lives and works from her home in South Africa. I’m located in Tucson, Arizona a half a world away.
We bubble mail each other at least once a week and I’m constantly surprised and delighted with the levels of friendship we attain through this virtual media of the internet. I do have a challenge though… I really have almost no idea what she looks like. Her oft changed ‘avatars’ are always from her paintings. Once she mentioned she has blond hair.
So I decided to experiment and speculate in Photoshop to create a virtual visual image of my virtual friend. I can only dare do this because of the trust our communications have fostered over time… so I’m not worried about insulting my friend… at worst it’ll be a funny experience and give us another reason to laugh together.
For a challenge entry in the “Inspired by Life” group.

A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
‘Ola!’ ;~}}}

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  • banrai
    banraiover 4 years ago


  • thanks… but all PSE… and I felt the difference!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    ahhhhh she should be very happy
    this is innocently delightful james

  • cuteo… was de intent….thanks ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Albert
    Albertover 4 years ago


  • thanks..;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    Dear James, indeed this brought a smile and a bit of humor into a dull day. I like your drawing very much! Thank you for a wonderful friendship.

  • yes dear… but did I git even close to a likeness??? hahahhhahaaahaa ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • maybe the quirky off center smile???

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • RebeccaWeston
    RebeccaWestonover 4 years ago

    Congratulations for being a Top Ten winner in Inspired by Life challenge: Hello My Dear Friend


  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Ramesh12 months ago


    Your HEARTFELT Creation is on DISPLAY Here

  • thanks again for featuring love…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanen11 months ago

    Fantastic work James!

  • thank you… for the feature… and encouragement… to play around on pse sometimes!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...11 months ago


    Human Faces – Altered by Imagination Challenge
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