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At 88-years-young, my mother always has an upbeat, forward-looking attitude about life.
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Amanda J. Tanner
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    A very beautiful imagae of your mother Joanna!

11/24/2012 10:25:42 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you, Amanda. She is a treasure!

11/24/2012 1:34:19 PM

 
Val Feldman
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I'm so very happy to see this with Silver attached, Joanna...she's just lovely. You can see that wonderful spirit of hers just emanating from her upturned face, blue eyes and that soft sweet smile. Congratulations on a wonderful Finalist and all the best in the upcoming round!

12/28/2012 10:24:07 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Val, thank you so much for your kind, warm words. My mom was quite surprised and thrilled (me too!) :o)

12/28/2012 11:20:48 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Hi Joanna...This is a wonderful image. The moment you captured is so natural and beautiful. Huge congratulations on your excellent finalist!!!

12/28/2012 2:51:46 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Debra, your encouraging comments are much appreciated. Thank you, kindly!

12/28/2012 8:42:06 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Beautiful portrait...Congratulations on a wonderful finalist.

12/28/2012 10:15:16 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you for your kind congratulations, Marilyn! :o)

12/29/2012 4:18:31 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Joanna.

1/2/2013 5:43:48 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thanks so much, Leslie! :o)

1/2/2013 7:08:22 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Joanna, I'm sure just having your Mom in your life is the greatest "award" you could receive; lovely photo, a treasured keepsake; congratulations!

1/3/2013 5:47:07 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Nina, you are so right...she's such a blessing in my life. Thank you very much!

1/3/2013 7:20:06 PM

 
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

1/20/2013 11:29:33 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Merna, thank you very much...I appreciate your uplifting comments. :o)

1/20/2013 2:22:08 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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A beautiful, natural portrait of your lovely mum - congrats Joanna!

1/24/2013 4:40:30 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you so much, Nadia! :o)

1/24/2013 8:18:47 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you so much, Nadia! :o)

1/24/2013 8:18:58 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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You captured her essence very well Joanna. Congrats.

1/25/2013 8:56:35 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you, Emile. I appreciate your kind comments. :o)

1/25/2013 7:29:35 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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I love this photo of your mom, Joanna. The light is terrific.

1/28/2013 4:13:21 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Lindley, thank you very much! She is every bit as bright and cheery as the light shining on her sweet face.

1/28/2013 4:22:58 PM

 
LeAnn Wood
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What a terrific capture of a person's spirit! An amazing photo!

1/31/2013 6:46:36 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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LeAnn, thank you very much for your appreciative comments. :o)

1/31/2013 6:49:49 AM

 
Nancy J. Bergeson
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful portrait of your Mother, and congratulations on your finalist!

2/4/2013 12:06:09 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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My pleasure, Nancy. It's so great to still have her in my life! Thank you for your warm congratulations. :o)

2/4/2013 2:10:58 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Joanna! Your mother is beautiful and you captured her so well. in profile in wonderful side light.

3/1/2013 7:23:26 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Martha, I appreciate your warm words and helpful comments very much...thank you! :o)

3/1/2013 7:26:33 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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This is a wonderful portrait of your Mom...My mom was also very optimistic..I miss her deeply. Congratulations on your finalist award!

3/8/2013 2:53:04 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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She looks like a very kind and happy woman, Joanna! I hope she's doing well. This is a wonderful shot of her!

3/8/2013 5:50:33 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Lydia and Terry, I've been blessed with an upbeat, sweet, and happy mama. :o) She adds so much zest and fun to our family. I'm pleased to tell you that she is hale and hearty, and she'll turn 89 in June. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

Lydia, I hate to think about the day I will no longer have the joy of my mother's company. I am sorry you miss your mama, but I'm glad she was a blessing to your life.

3/9/2013 5:16:25 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Thank you Joanna. We were fortunate to have her for 92 years :)

3/9/2013 7:32:47 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Joanna, I just came to your gallery and immediately recognized this image because it spoke to me so profoundly when I had viewed it previously; so thrilled to get to enjoy it again; beautiful portrait of an obviously beautiful lady! Happy for you!

3/19/2013 10:18:50 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Nina, thank you so much for your gracious and kind words. I try to cherish my mama every day. By the way, the images in your gallery always prompt a smile. They are lovely! I'm glad you stopped by today. :o)

3/19/2013 1:24:15 PM

 
Preeti Pat
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Beautiful and dignified...

3/27/2013 5:01:20 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you, Preeti...I appreciate your kind comments. Thanks for visiting my gallery! :o)

3/27/2013 5:58:02 AM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations on your three great Finalist.

3/29/2013 11:55:47 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you, Marcel! :o)

3/29/2013 3:06:48 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Joanna!! Your Mom is a beauty!!!!

3/30/2013 7:16:03 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Ellen, thank you for your kind congratulations and the sweet compliment on my mom. Happy Easter!

3/30/2013 8:23:11 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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This is such a wonderful portrait, Joanna!

4/14/2013 5:45:13 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you, Gail...I appreciate your warm words. :o)

4/14/2013 10:03:35 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist.

4/29/2013 10:44:31 AM

 
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Congratulation Joanna on this wonderful finalist.

4/29/2013 10:48:15 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Thank you, Rony & Emile! :o) I appreciate your kind support.

4/29/2013 10:55:21 AM

 
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Once a friend of my paid me what I considered to be the highest compliment to my photos. She said, "I can see how much you loved it (it was a cathedral). This portrait shines with love. It is beautiful.

2/19/2014 11:02:44 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Mary, thank you so much...words to treasure! :o)

2/19/2014 11:05:23 AM

 
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