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Parched Portrait

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Parched Portrait
Parched Portrait

In The Days of The
RENAISSANCE
It Was A Rarity To Open A Scroll Such As This
And See A Hand Painted Portrait.

I Suppose That Is Why This One
Had To Be Made With The
Smart Photo Editor Instead!
(HA!)
AND YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS A RARE MASTERPIECE!
(Silly You!) HeeHee

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© Laura E. Swan
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Chris Ebben
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    Isn't it a rare masterpiece!! I know you are just kidding, I can pick them straight off. Good to see you starting to get back on to BP, you must be feeling a bit better. Good work here=^..^=


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11/18/2012 12:40:09 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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You are having WAAAY too much fun with various versions of this SP, Pom! The scroll framing is cool, and I want that hat(?) ~ such a pretty aquamarine color!


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11/18/2012 2:03:25 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Actually I was thinking Rembrandt, Sister.
It's so good to see you work again.
BP is just not the same without your artwork.
I really love this one and I have a strong feeling I'll be seeing it among the winners next month.
WTG - in Danish: Godt gaaet!!


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11/18/2012 4:23:38 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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You are very talented at making these, and you have a great subject


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11/18/2012 6:17:02 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Super work, Laura (of course, you had a lovely subject to work with...)!


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11/18/2012 6:35:03 AM

 
John Connolly
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It is really great to see you back on BP again Sister Swanee! I trust you are improving as each day goes by!
This is a stunning presentation, you have produced a super DD presentation here!


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11/18/2012 12:42:37 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Wonderful Laura......very talented with the filters. Plus as mentioned above..it helps to have a very beautiful model (Tee Hee....but seriously).....Hugs


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11/18/2012 12:44:15 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Wow Em, fantastic treatment!! I just love your DD work, you are so brilliant!! Beautiful too lovely lady!! Awesome work. You are the master whiz kid:)


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11/18/2012 4:24:03 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful work has to start with the model


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11/18/2012 5:07:15 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous SP and DD work!


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11/19/2012 1:21:56 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Laura!
Great That Your On The Mend
and Back On BP


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11/19/2012 8:39:01 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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I think it is amazing that you resemble lots of people from ancient history- like the lady above. Time machine, or reincarnation???


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11/19/2012 4:52:28 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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I think it is amazing that you resemble lots of people from ancient history- like the lady above. Time machine, or reincarnation???


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11/19/2012 4:52:28 PM

 
Avril Young
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think you belong in the castles that I photographed in the UK...wonderful capture and DD work..as the saying goes...
YOU ROCK LAURA :)


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11/20/2012 1:44:12 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you all so much. Lady Laura thanks you, too! :D

I am really enjoying your comments and feedback.


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11/20/2012 3:21:06 AM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Super viewing - beautiful all around!!!


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11/20/2012 12:19:00 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Great revelation to open up a scroll and view this maiden as if from a fantasy story. There must indeed be a wonderful story behind this. So inspirational Laura.


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11/20/2012 3:10:47 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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You always do such unique and excellent DD work Laura.


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11/21/2012 12:41:56 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Very creative... how are you feeling Laura?


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11/21/2012 10:44:28 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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You are so very artistic NL! Awesome work! :-) k


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11/27/2012 5:34:28 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Tony, Rey, Emile, Sherran and Miss NN!!! :D

I sure do appreciate your support!!! :)))

-Sis Laura (NL)


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12/27/2012 9:03:12 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, congratulations


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12/27/2012 9:37:27 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS


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12/27/2012 9:53:50 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations Canadian kin..this is gorgeous!


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12/27/2012 9:58:10 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful Finalist! Congrats


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12/27/2012 10:40:23 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Laura.


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12/27/2012 10:53:59 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Laura!


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12/27/2012 10:59:58 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Thrilled to see this with a finalist badge Laura, congratulations.


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12/28/2012 12:37:20 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Laura,Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!


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12/28/2012 4:12:32 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on a beautiful SP finalist.


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12/28/2012 4:39:05 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Laura!


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12/28/2012 6:43:23 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Yes Yes!! The queen is decorated with silver. Now all she needs is GOLD. This could make the big one, Sister. FANTASTIC portrait work.


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12/28/2012 6:46:35 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome, Laura. Congrats on your finalist!


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12/28/2012 6:58:55 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Awesome Laura! Congratulations girl!

Don't know if you do any modeling for anybody besides on BP, but you definitely could be!

jo ann c.


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12/28/2012 7:37:09 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this AWESOME finalist, WTG!!! <><


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12/28/2012 7:52:09 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on wonderful finalist, Laura


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12/28/2012 8:02:47 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Laura

Congratulations on your finalist

YSA...


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12/28/2012 8:14:23 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fab and gorgeous finalist, Laura!!! Best luck!!


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12/28/2012 9:14:39 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats and good luck in the next round, Laura!


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12/28/2012 9:23:53 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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It is a rare masterpiece, Laura. Congratulations on your finalist!


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12/28/2012 11:06:59 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your beautiful self and your finalist! :)


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12/28/2012 11:22:33 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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WOW, you are so talented as well as beautiful! Congratulations on this excellent image!


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12/28/2012 12:05:04 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations Sister Swanee! All your hard work payed off with this one!
Huge Congratulations on your finalist!


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12/28/2012 12:22:06 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Who's that beautiful lady with the Mona Lisa smile?? :) As always, your resplendent creative talent, My Lady of the Woods, knows no bounds!! I bow in humbleness. Excellent Finalist, LOTW ! Carry on to the Gold!!!


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12/28/2012 1:33:17 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Big congrats, Swanee!


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12/28/2012 7:52:43 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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You guys are so good to me!!!

AND THANK YOU BP JUDGES!!! What an honor this is!

-Laura :D


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12/28/2012 11:30:33 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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I'm sure glad the judges agree on this wonderful and deserving finalist Laura. Congratulations!


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12/29/2012 12:33:12 AM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Congratulations miss Emmy!! I knew this would be a winner!! The judges have a great eye, and so do you!!! Great work!!! :)))))))))))))


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12/29/2012 3:06:21 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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YAHOOOOOOO......CONGRATULATIONS MISS LAURA.....so happy that this was selected......I'm hoping we all get to see it again with Gold! All the very best to you....Hugs....=^..^=


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12/29/2012 8:38:02 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Laura A beautiful finalist! and so are you!


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12/29/2012 12:03:26 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on the total awesomeness of this RARE MASTERPIECE! LOVE it, NL! :-) k


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12/29/2012 5:46:50 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Rey, Laura Lee, Patricia, Amanda and NN!!!

I love reading your feedback and comments. I appreciate your support so much!!! (Jo Ann, that was very sweet to ask!)

Thanks again BP Judges! I'm honored!

-Laura


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12/30/2012 12:49:27 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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(Mare, you can borrow my hat anytime you like!! -Pommy)


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12/30/2012 12:51:51 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Mona Lisa smile and Congrats!!!


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12/30/2012 11:35:44 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Yay, Pom! The hat and you got credit due!
Congratulations on your beautiful SP becoming a Finalist!


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12/31/2012 12:34:58 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile


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1/3/2013 11:01:44 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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HA HA HA, I love the description, it goes wonderfully well with the hand painted portrait. Very funny and brilliant :-)


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1/4/2013 2:38:27 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Hello Dear Laura,
Sorry I missed this finalist...I'm home now after about a month and a half in and out of the hospital...recuperating slowing...still very week...Need to get back to my BP friends. This is an awesome finalist...you are so good...Hope all is well on your end too..to me your work and you are masterpieces.. Love ya, Lydia


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1/13/2013 1:16:35 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Yes my lady very well done.


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1/15/2013 7:02:40 AM

 
Sharon 
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Laura, belated congratulations on this fantastic finalist. I have another idea that you could do with this wonderful image. Take a photography of the Queen of Hearts and replace the faces with your face. I know you have the talent to do this and it would look so cool!!! After all.. you are BetterPhoto's Queen of Hearts :)


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1/23/2013 9:33:55 PM

 
Sharon 
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PS: that's the queen on a deck of cards if I wasn't clear with my suggestion.


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1/23/2013 10:08:52 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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I haven't been on very much myself of late, Laura......but I couldn't let this SP go without comment when I saw it! A great piece of DD work here! Well done!

Phil


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3/3/2013 9:26:15 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Goodness! I have been remiss in commenting on this thread!

Hi Evervyone!!! Thank You:

Mr. Tree
Mare
Merna
Big Sis Pat!
Big Sis Lydia
Mr. Tree again
Sharon and
Phil!

You guys are the best! I had fun making this one (Mr. Tree do you remember "Mona Laura" from a couple of years back??? HeeHee...and Mare, in my school year book I was known a the Hat lady.... Big Sis Pat I love your sense of humor, too! :) Lydia as you know we are all so happy you are better. Thank goodness for modern medicine!!! :) xoxoxo Sharon if I do a queen of hearts I will dedicate it to you! And last but not least, Phil, Thank You! What a nice thing to do and say!)

-Laura :D

I had fun making this one


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