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Van Gogh's Brush

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Van Gogh's Brush
f/9.5, 1/60th sec, iso 100, 180mm macro lens.

I cut a cardboard box so that it was open on top and on one end. Then I placed a photo that I had taken and printed of a sunflower at the far end of the box. Suspended the brush from the edge of the box about a third of the way into the box. Applied liquid to the brush and photographed the drop just before it dropped.
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Timothy J. Vozobule
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    Great pic


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7/26/2007 2:59:43 PM

 
Peter R. Hammer
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Great work Connie and a good explanation. A crop from the right to bring the brush into the corner might be beneficial.


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7/26/2007 3:22:05 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic work, Connie. Neat idea of how you did it.


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7/26/2007 5:24:58 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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OMG - this is FABULOUS!!!! What amazing detail Connie! I bet we see this one again!


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7/26/2007 7:06:10 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Wow Connie this is really aweseome. Perfect color and clarity and the drop a work of art all by itself. Well done.


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7/27/2007 6:05:19 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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~W*O*W~ ... FANTASTIC!


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7/27/2007 7:38:32 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks Timothy, Peter, Kay, Michelle, Kathy, and Jennifer.


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7/27/2007 7:54:01 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Fantastic image, Connie. Amazing clarity and details.


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7/28/2007 12:32:54 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks Kirsten.


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7/29/2007 8:56:20 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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This one really has the WOW factor Connie. All your efforts really paid off with this stunning image. If I tried something like that I hate to think of the disasters I would have. *LOL*.


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7/29/2007 8:33:35 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks Kristi. I guess the description sounds like it was easy but I promise you that I had several hours of "disasters" before I got this photo!


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7/30/2007 6:41:24 AM

 
April  Riggs
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This one is fantatic- lots of creativity!


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7/31/2007 4:10:13 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks April.


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7/31/2007 7:58:23 PM

 
Rahul Sharma
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Beautiful Macro Connie.... very creative and crisp.....
Well done..


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8/25/2007 6:47:46 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks Rahul.


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8/25/2007 7:07:10 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow.. Awesome image!! Big congratulations on your POTD, Connie!!


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10/19/2007 12:30:23 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Wow Connie! You have a very creative mind to come up with this idea! Great work and congrats on your POTD!


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10/19/2007 12:31:52 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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INCREDIBLE work! I love it! CONGRATS!!!


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10/19/2007 12:33:00 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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So creative, Connie! Congratulations on your POTD!


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10/19/2007 12:48:18 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Congrats on your POTD Connie! Have always admired this image -- terrific work and very creative!


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10/19/2007 1:17:07 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Beautiful work Connie. Congratulations on your POTD. Bill

My Personal Photo Gallery:

Bill Houghton Photography


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10/19/2007 2:01:10 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great idea Connie, congratulations on your creative potd!!


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10/19/2007 2:36:25 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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10/19/2007 2:40:38 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on this well-deserved POTD, Connie. I love both the concept and the execution here. Great title to go with your twist on the reflection in a drop.


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10/19/2007 3:21:11 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Huge congrats on this well deserved POTD!
--Lisa


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10/19/2007 3:39:16 AM

 
Nan Fischer
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Wow! Thanks for sharing your process on this excellent and well-deserved POTD! Beautiful image!


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10/19/2007 3:42:26 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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WOW.....I love HOW you did that. I Love REAL pics where people THINK and CREATE....and not solely depend on photoshop !! GREAT SHOT !! CONGRATS on POTD and I agree we will see this again..its a winner
Blessings, Jenny


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10/19/2007 3:47:37 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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That's amazing, I like it. Beautiful.Congratulation for a job well done.


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10/19/2007 3:52:37 AM

 
William C. Raco
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This is superb, Connie!
Congratulations on the POTD
Beautiful ;)

Bill


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10/19/2007 3:55:22 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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wow! congrats!


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10/19/2007 4:10:41 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Connie on your amazing POTD!


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10/19/2007 4:44:50 AM

 
Rick Clark
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Wonderfully captured image and congratulations on POTD! Thanks for including the description of how you made it.


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10/19/2007 4:46:24 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Connie congratulations on your beautiful POTD. It's lovely.


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10/19/2007 5:08:10 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Connie!


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10/19/2007 5:13:41 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Yippee for you Connie!!
Congratulations on your POTD!!

~Jeana~


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10/19/2007 5:15:55 AM

 
Sheila Faryna
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Connie, congrats on POTD. What a lovely and unique image!!!


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10/19/2007 5:16:01 AM

 
Deon 
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Incredible work Connie. Awesome, and congratulations on your POTD.


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10/19/2007 5:36:33 AM

 
Jim Britt  

Great job. Congrats on your POTD. Fantastic shot.


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10/19/2007 5:39:18 AM

 
David Collins
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Nicely done Connie. Perfect composition and focus. Congratulations on your POTD also!


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10/19/2007 5:56:38 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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This is just so AWESOME! What great work and what a wonderful idea. Love this, soooooooo COOL!
BIG CONGRATS on your win with this super shot!
Cheryl


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10/19/2007 6:00:03 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulation on your wonderful POTD. :O)


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10/19/2007 6:24:49 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations on your photo of the day Connie, really well done.


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10/19/2007 6:53:00 AM

 
d k. k  

Awesome image, Connie! And great creativity with the set-up. Thanks for the great explanation....its a big help for some of "newbies!"


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10/19/2007 6:58:50 AM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Connie - fantastic shot! Love the colors and clarity! Congrats!


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10/19/2007 7:11:13 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Makes one believe in magic, Fantastic capture Connie.


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10/19/2007 8:05:21 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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Very very creative!
(let's see now, I have to grow a flower in a box........):)


Jim


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10/19/2007 8:17:32 AM

 
Donna J. Bicknell
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Very creative shot and method to complete the shot! Wonderful color, clarity, and composition! I don't comment on POTD very often, but this one was so great I had to comment! :) Congrats on the EP and POTD! Well deserved!


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10/19/2007 8:18:22 AM

 
Robert Baer
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connie
thank you so much for sharing your technique with us. Your image is so creative and impactive. Really great!!!


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10/19/2007 8:18:51 AM

 
Shirley Pearce
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Connie, as a photographer and a painter I really LOVE your photo!!! Very inventive!! Can't wait to share this with all my painterly buddies. Congratulations on your POTD. WELL DESERVED!!!


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10/19/2007 8:49:14 AM

 
Liz Mackney
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Fantastic! Sure wish I had thought of that! Well done!


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10/19/2007 9:00:23 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Huge Congrats, Connie!! Couldn't believe when this familiar "logo" photo popped up so huge on my screen this morning!!! Wonderful & fantstic detail!


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10/19/2007 9:04:47 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is such a terrific image, Connie--your hard work really paid off with a winner. Thanks a lot for explaining how you did it (and mentioning that it took several hours!). Not sure I would have had the patience, but your image gives me inspiration! BIG Congrats on your POTD!!


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10/19/2007 9:44:34 AM

 
Rhod Charles  

Completely blown away by this picture. Just a big WOW, holy cow, and any other superlative you can come up with! Just beautiful!


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10/19/2007 12:15:21 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Beautiful and creative, congrats on your POTD:)


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10/19/2007 2:43:17 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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How totally cool!! Congrats on your awards, Connie.
kk


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10/19/2007 3:11:33 PM

 
Nancy Donnell
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Connie, congratulations to you! I love this, and the rest of your website. You are so creative!! Thanks so much for all your comments that you make about what went into making the images. This photo is so much fun!!


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10/19/2007 3:56:24 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow Connie, this is spectacular. What a grand job you did making this. Congratulations!


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10/19/2007 4:16:43 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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Congratulations on all aspects of this image, EP, POTD, Macro work, title, creativity.. you've done well=^..^=


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10/19/2007 7:07:26 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Connie, this is so creative! Thanks for including the description of your technique, I would not have been able to imagine how it was done. Congratulations on your POTD!


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10/19/2007 7:08:49 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This photo really grabs your attention and won't let go. Beautiful work, with a superb result, Connie!
Belated Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTD!


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10/20/2007 12:47:51 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Connie on your Outstanding POTD! Jeff


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10/21/2007 5:20:03 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Awesome! Congratulations!


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10/23/2007 9:10:36 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your Photo of the Day Conni!!! (I know, I noticed a bit too late...!)


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11/13/2007 10:27:22 PM

 
Firas A. Abussaud
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amazing compostion...i really like it :)


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12/2/2007 3:22:23 AM

 
Amber Blewett
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extreme!wow...you pulled this off perfectly.Very well done!


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8/29/2008 8:17:45 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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I know everyone has said it already but this is an amazing creation and I love how you created it. such patience and what wonderful clarity you achieved doing this!!


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10/6/2008 12:04:20 PM

 
Robert Baer
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connie
have you thought about resubmitting this image. You definitely have a winner here.


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1/13/2009 5:02:33 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Girl! I am impressed...your description of how you did this sounds "easy" but somehow I am not it would be...:-)

You surely did a fantastic piece here, it should be a winner in my opinion, submit it again!

jo ann c.


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4/10/2009 8:02:00 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This is just an amazing image Connie. Perfect in every way possible. Creative, unique and skillfully taken. Submit it again!


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8/16/2012 2:30:17 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks everyone. I guess I could try reprocessing and give it another shot....


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8/16/2012 6:26:40 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I love looking through your amazing gallery, Connie! You are so creative. This is truly brilliant...love the reflection in the drop. Superb in every way!


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12/2/2012 7:41:03 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Thanks Debra.


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12/3/2012 7:36:50 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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You are sooo special! Everything you do is done to perfection!

Congratulations on your win Connie! I love it..

jo ann c.


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