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Monday, May 20, 2013

Reminiscing About Past Artwork


Sometimes you are just too busy with life,
to be carrying your camera and creating new posts.
So I thought that I would just take you on 
a little trip down memory lane.
There are a lot of little white spots on these photos,
they came from my scanner screen.
These snap shots were taken about twelve years ago.

Notice the portrait of Steve.
I did sketches of him at the helm of our
Wazapan . . . 
then came home and painted this. 


More paintings.


At the easel.


I love old Spanish Architecture.


This is a mural that I was commissioned to paint 
in the master bedroom of a new home.
What they didn't tell me before I took the job,
was that the carpet (white) was already laid.
This made Connie a very nervous gal.

I hope that you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane.

Have a great day :)


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46 comments:

  1. Wow, Connie, I love your paintings! Thank you for the vernissage :)! Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, it is always a please to have you visit, Thank you :)

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  2. I love that picture of the sun and trees and you have such a lovely face. You are full of sunshine xxx

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    1. Thank you . . . Fran.
      I just see how much older looking, twelve years has added to my face, LOL.

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  3. I love seeing these, because I am a newer follower. Amazing, my favorites are the Native American and horse, the moon and tree, and the girl with the tear, what does that one represent?

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    1. Hi Ginny, I named that one "Purple Tear".
      I'm happy that you like it.

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  4. Heavens Connie! How nerve wracking for you - but that's what drop-cloths are for, eh?

    Wonderful art, you are very talented.

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    1. It was horrible . . . I usually find painting to be relaxing . . . but not that job :)
      It's so nice to see you . . . thanks for the sweet visit.

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  5. Thanks for your nice comment. You have a beautiful blog and what wonderful pictures. I'm your newest follower.

    Hugs from Sweden

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    1. Hello Elna, I am delighted to have you as a follower.
      You have added a little more sunshine to my day :)

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  6. I did enjoy your trip down memory lane Connie. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Hello Beth, I am delighted to have you visit.
      Have a wonderful day :)

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  7. I did enjoy, i love the pictures of your pictures! x

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  8. Nice paintings! It's fun to look back at past work. I love the mural!

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    1. Hello Elise, and thank you very much. I can always use encouragement :)

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  9. Nice trip down memory lane! Ahhh painting with new carpet! Your very brave. I'm nervous painting with a new/old wood floor, say nothing about NEW carpet!

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    1. It was very nerve racking and something that I will never do again :)

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  10. Oh wonderful!
    Love seeing these older pictures...
    Your artwork is fantastic.

    Pat

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    1. Hello Pat, and thank you so very much !

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  11. ugh. white carpet. what is it with people and white carpet? I was in a show house Friday and they put white carpet in the kids rooms. little kids, infant and toddler. what were they thinking?

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    1. Hi Ellen, I totally agree, I can not imagine having white carpet. I'm much too messy :)

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  12. Beautiful artwork, Connie! Such gorgeous colors! The mural is wonderful, too! (White carpet spells 'stress' to me!) You have a lovely smile! xoxo

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    1. Hi Karen, white carpet some certainly spell stress, LOL

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  13. Do you still hang some of these in your home? I like the painting with the man in the barn!

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    1. Hello Amy, Yes I do have some hanging in our home. I am happy that you like that painting :)

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  14. You are talented and glad that you take time to enjoy what you have done sometimes! Life does get busy and we need to step back once in awhile. Take care. Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I think that you are right . . . we caught up in "right now" . . . and sometimes need to look back at our life and take a good look. We have all done so many things. Things that have made us who we are today. :)

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  15. Fantastic mural ! But oops...the white carpet musht have been a nightmare for you..well done job !!
    I also wanted to say a big thank you for your words and following...I really appreciate :-)
    x Lala

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    1. Hello Lala, thanks for visiting:)

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  16. Your artwork is fantastic. Love the mural you did. White carpet would make me very nervous, too!

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    1. Hi Melanie, thanks so much for stopping by . . . I am always delighted when my readers leave comments.
      It's lovely to know who is reading my blog and I appreciate the encouragement :)

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  17. I loved the trip with you down memory lane. I have been absent a lot this spring. Just to much on my plate. Your art is amazing. I hope you are having a great spring!!!! Hugs, Mary

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    1. Hello Mary, welcome back to the blogging world, and thank you so much for visiting :)

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  18. Well hello Connie...I saw a sweet comment on Colette's blog and thought I would see what's over here. You are a ray of sunshine. Your art is vibrant and alive. Greetings to you from Wichita, Kansas!

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    1. Hello Lisa, thank you so much for visiting and even more for deciding to follow. I'm going now, to see if you have a blog and see what's going on in Wichita :)

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  19. Connie...oh my word, you are one talented gal! I knew you could craft, but I didn't know you could paint! WOWZERS! So so so gorgeous! Love your work!!!!

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    1. Hi Anita, you are such a sweetheart . . . thank you :)

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  20. I love that mural, and I can imagine the care you took not to drip paint on the carpet.
    Personally, that paint would have improved the carpet, though.

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    1. I started laughing so hard that I choked :)

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  21. Gorgeous paintings, Connie! It's always wonderful to look back at past art works. Isn't it! Love especially the last one! Just brilliant!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  22. wow, beautiful paintings..

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  23. Hi Lulu, thank you for visiting . . . I am delighted that you like my paintings.
    Do visit again, my welcome mat is always out :)

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