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Welcome to my Gifts of Love blog.  You may be wondering why I called my site Gifts of Love.  Shortly after my mother passed away, I tried to express some of my feelings so I started creating digital paintings that featured some of my thoughts at the time; I called these digital paintings my Gifts for Mom.  I started putting this site together so I could share these Gifts for Mom with others.  As time went on I added more of my artwork and photography so that others could experience the joy I feel when I create beautiful art.  I sincerely hope that you find as much pleasure and enjoyment from my artwork, designs and photos as I have creating them.  

I have always had a passion for art and photography since I was a young boy.  I can still remember sketching cartoon characters, drawing flowers and all kinds of landscape scenes.  When I was about 7 years old, my father gave me my first film camera.  My excitement with photography grew stronger and by the time I was 13 years old I bought my first 35 mm camera.  Even then I experimented with multiple exposures and other "special effects" to push my creativity.  Around the time I entered college I started to experiment and play with oil painting as well, and began diving into all sorts of books learning the concepts of painting.  As time went on and as technology evolved, I bought my first digital camera and began testing the waters with the new technology.  Eventually I turned my attention to digital art and started creating and experimenting with this new frontier.  Over the years I have learned so many new techniques and ways to push the boundaries of my digital artwork, and I am still fascinated by the whole creative process.  

If you enjoy my art, photography and designs, and would like to support my creative works, I truly would appreciate any purchase you make so that I can continue doing the things I love to do.

Michael D'Arienzo

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