Let a TOUGHdove send your message to the world.
Each TOUGHdove is an original painting. Not a duplicate nor a copy, not a clone. Charcoal, graphite, pastel, and gouache combine on a Stonehenge paper or Fabriano Artistico.
The dove is usually 5x5 inches*, set in a thick, 8-ply archival mat. The frame is maple or limed poplar, and we use glass. Toughdoves.com will send your dove to a location you designate. We can attach a message if you'd like.
*or 4x6," 6x4," 7x5."
Let a TOUGHdove fly again .
Maybe your TOUGHdove will make more than one flight, from one friend to another, say. If so, let us know in the Community Guest Book where in the world your dove goes: whatever city or town, whichever closest mountain or monastery, dorm room or forest, harbor, island or ersatz address. We'd like to know where our messengers go!
Toughdoves, we are: small, and mighty ~ Gentle is you: wonderful, small, and mighty ~ In the midst of tough, I send you gentle, mighty spirit ~ In the midst of tough, I send you gentle, mighty strength ~ In the midst of tough, I send you this message: I am with you! ~ To you this message: I’M WITH YOU! ~ To you this message: I HEAR YOU! ~ To you this message: YES! ~ To you this message: Forever! ~ Once, Now, Forever ~ Forever is Us ~ Joy is Us ~ Friends are Us ~ Friends get through for friends ~ Toughdoves are Us ~
On the wings of this dove, I send my apology ~ On the winds with this dove, I send you “I’m sorry.” ~ Looking back now I see: I’m sorry ~ Looking back now I see: I see you ~ Looking at you, I see HERO ~ Looking at you, I see joy ~ Looking at you, I see forever ~ Thank you ~ This toughdove sends you thanks ~ Thank you: you sparkle me! ~ This toughdove sends you thank you, thankyou, thank you ~ Merci, your mercy ~ Joy ~
A full signature and the date are on the Dove's paper, below the mat.