Guardian Angel

© Laura E. Swan

Guardian Angel

Barbara Waldoch Student 12/29/2010 12:04:27 AM

Wonderful work, Laura, love the lights! #1339326

Renee Doyle 12/29/2010 12:07:45 AM

Beautiful and creative work Laura!!! Thanks for all the good wishes and they are sent right back to you too! #9130061

Tiia Vissak 12/29/2010 12:09:35 AM

very original! #9130064

Laura E. Swan 12/29/2010 12:48:40 AM

Thank You Barbara, Renee and Tiia! I had fun experimenting with layering here...

Happy to have the good wishes back at me, too. Thank you lots!

Night night all, Laura #9130110

Ann Coates 12/29/2010 12:49:45 AM

Beautiful and clever work Laura, lovely words and I wish them back to you too. #9130113

Brett Dolsen 12/29/2010 1:17:19 AM

Outstanding in every way Laura! #9130122

Lyn Darlington 12/29/2010 2:16:25 AM

This is just beautiful! Happy New Year to you! #9130130

Doug Pignet 12/29/2010 2:30:46 AM

Lovely work here Laura #9130138

Randy D. Dinkins 12/29/2010 2:58:43 AM

Love the "sparkles" in your eyes :-). Great job! And wishes back to you for 2011 Laura. #9130158

Carolyn M. Fletcher 12/29/2010 3:12:52 AM

Great work! Hope your 2011 is wonderful! #9130178

Jeff W. Robinson 12/29/2010 4:12:29 AM

Wonderful description Laura - Great capture and effects too!! May your 2011 be the best year yet! Jeff #9130285

Jack Gaskin 12/29/2010 4:24:35 AM


Happy New Year
Jack #9130319

Michelle Alton 12/29/2010 4:25:17 AM

I think this is your Guardian Angel personna. Beautifully done, Laura, and a lovely message and wish! #9130321

Carla Capra 12/29/2010 6:04:33 AM

Hi Laura;
Very creative, well presented and amazing DD work here. Congrats!
Thanks for your wishes and sending you the same.
;) CC #9130586

Monnie Ryan 12/29/2010 6:17:40 AM

Wonderfully created and a gorgeous image, Laura! Happy New Year to you as well! #9130632

Stephen Zacker 12/29/2010 7:02:57 AM

Beautiful and intriquing #9130726

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/29/2010 7:03:30 AM

HELLO there, Mystery Lady. WOW! What amazing artwork here, MSSSLala. I LOVE how the eyes are sparkling. And I love everything else about this fantastic image. Grand Prize - no less!! #9130729

Kerry Hill 12/29/2010 9:37:50 AM

Very beautiful Laura, excellent work! #9131028

Ron McEwan 12/29/2010 10:49:59 AM

Another piece of grand art work Laura, I am with Kiki on the sparkle, very well placed. A Happy New Year to you as well. #9131100

Ann H. Belus 12/29/2010 11:00:22 AM

Outstanding artistry here, Laura; love this effect! The very best of all good things to you too, in 2011! #9131123

Stan Kwasniowski 12/29/2010 11:04:43 AM

Laura, beautiful

Happy New Year to you and your Family #9131129

John Connolly 12/29/2010 11:25:54 AM

A great presentation and artwork Laura! Your DD work here is exemplary, love the sparkle! #9131168

Nancyj Hovey 12/29/2010 12:53:08 PM

WOW Laura, this is PERFECT, and so beautifully done...I agree with Michelle...and see an angel there! Outstanding presentation! 8o) #9131272

Bojan Bencic 12/29/2010 1:52:45 PM

Amazing DD work, Laura. Beautiful image and wishes. All the best for you in 2011. #9131357

Wm Nosal 12/29/2010 3:31:53 PM

WOW! Laura, Beautiful Image!

Tammy Espino 12/29/2010 5:31:10 PM

I say that little poem a lot :) A beautiful work of art sissy Loo loo!!! #9131611

Ken Smith 12/29/2010 7:34:09 PM

Hey Laura, super work on the DD effects! I hope you guys had a great Christmas! #9131794

Laura E. Swan 12/30/2010 1:44:32 AM

Thank you so much, everyone. I've really been enjoying your comments. :))) Gee Whiz! Heavenly? Now I KNOW I will have sweet dreams tonight. I have enjoyed ALL the REST of the lovely adjectives here as well...without listing them all, I am truly flattered. Thank you AGAIN!

SSSKiki, if this wins a grand prize I will split it with you! It IS an AROUND THE WORLD TRIP right? That should get you back here!

Thank you all for your more than kind thoughts on this one. This one took a lot of effort and you made it worth it!

-Laura :) HAPPY NEW YEAR BP FAMILY! #9132019

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/30/2010 8:13:55 AM

We got a deal, MSSSLala :))))))) #9132701

Yulianto Soeroso 12/30/2010 10:28:39 AM

wow mystic photo #9133080

Nancy J. Locke 12/30/2010 1:14:03 PM

Laura, you have outdone yourself with this masterpiece!!! :D


Nancy #9133483

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/30/2010 4:14:09 PM

Beautiful DD work, Laura...I wish you the very best for 2011, my friend...:))) #9133683

Laura E. Swan 12/30/2010 4:26:25 PM

Hi SSSKiki, Yulianto, Nancy and Patti!

So very wonderful to hear from all of you! Okay Kiki DEAL! :D

I love all that you guys said and the very best to all of you, too!

2010 has been such a great BP year! Thank you all for being a huge part of it for me.

Alas, on the flip side of that thought, I am here TRYING to figure out an image for New Years Eve...BLANK. HA! Hope you are having better luck than I am!

-SSSLala, Laura and your BP BUD! :D #9133700

Ellen Hodges 12/30/2010 7:57:24 PM

Where did you get that super beautiful and glorious model, Laura!!! Wow! Soooooo beautiful in every single way!!! You are a wonderful and kind inspiration to me and everyone at BP! Happy New Year!! #9133996

Laura E. Swan 12/30/2010 11:30:30 PM

The last comment I will read for the night and such a dear and kind one at that. Thank you Ellen. You always say the sweetest things. :) Makes me feel like my Mom is still alive.

Thank you so much. :) xo



Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/31/2010 7:04:22 PM

LAURA, LAURA, LAURA or should I say NL, NL, NL!!! What an incredible image! You done yourself GOOD! LOL
:-) NN #9136014

Laura E. Swan 12/31/2010 7:08:41 PM

Laughing and smiling here N.N.!

Thanks so much dear one.

Photobucket #9136020

Karen Kessler 1/1/2011 1:12:23 PM

Right into my faves! Lovely work here & love the poem! #9137314

Christine R. Lobsinger 1/1/2011 5:50:51 PM

A sparkling photo dear Laura.... beautiful!!!!
Into my fav's too~
Smiling again #9137758

Laura E. Swan 1/1/2011 6:04:39 PM

Hi Kalena! Thank You So Much! :)))


-Lala #9137766

Laura E. Swan 1/2/2011 1:41:36 PM

Hi Smiley! How did I ever miss your sweet comment? Thank you so much!!

Happy New Day and New Year!

-Lala, who is SWY!!! #9139154

Troy Gallagher 1/2/2011 9:24:28 PM

Excellent DD work, love the colors.

Troy #9139706

Laura E. Swan 1/2/2011 10:34:34 PM

Thank you Troy! The colors and shapes are from my Christmas Tree! :D

-Laura #9139734

Evy Johansen 1/3/2011 7:36:32 PM

Beautiful image and great work, Laura! #9141322

Tommy E. Burgess 1/4/2011 11:00:28 PM

ery beautiful capture and DD work Laura!!! Excellent concept!! #9143576

Nancyj Hovey 1/5/2011 7:59:06 AM

on your very deserving EFP! 8o) #9144276

Gina M. Savage 1/5/2011 12:17:42 PM

Wow!! This is fantastic, Laura. Love love love viewing your gallery. #9144710

frank w. degenhardt 2/12/2011 6:38:55 AM

Beautifuly done. Love the way it is composed, the use of the fract is so perfect to bring out the glowing beauty. Absolutely gorgeous my friend. #9235105

Laura E. Swan 2/12/2011 12:45:04 PM

Hi Evy, Tommy, Mumj, Gina and Frank!

Thank you SO very much for the wonderful comments and visit. NOW I WANT TO TAKE THE AFTERNOON and visit all of you, too!

I have fallen so far behind. Lots going on around here.


(Or Someone lonely On Your Street?) Postman

-Laura #9236100

Lydia Williams 4/21/2011 12:55:16 PM

I love this one! #9362029

Laura E. Swan 4/21/2011 5:14:02 PM

Hi Lydia! I see you are venturing! :)) I sure had fun in your gallery today, too! Thanks for the visit. So kind and fun of you!!!

Have a great evening!

-Laura #9362262

Annette Carr 11/17/2011 4:00:52 PM

WOW! This is fantastic! I LOVE IT! #9814627

Laura E. Swan 11/17/2011 4:09:07 PM

OM GOSH! IS THIS FREAKY OR WHAT??? Annette, I was JUST looking at this one ten minutes ago on my back pages! I was thinking I might re-enter this and call it "Irish Christmas"...and put a story under it. WOW! And here you are! That is just too weird!


Thank You For Your VOTE of SUPPORT! :)))
-Laura :))) #9814643

Laura E. Swan 11/17/2011 10:28:03 PM

P.S. I was also thinking to name this "Guardian Angel" (After what Michelle A. and Mumj said up above)...What do you think??? #9815566

John Connolly 11/30/2011 1:40:24 PM

An intriguing image beautifully presented Sister Laura! You do enjoy your layer work, and it shows here! #9839753

Laura E. Swan 11/30/2011 2:01:58 PM

Hi John! :) This was a favorite of mine that I made last year. I'm so glad you like it! :))) Layering is such a joy. The winer hours can sure melt away in DDR! :) Good to see you! :)

-Sis :) #9839794

Karen Kessler 11/30/2011 5:27:02 PM

Beautiful Lala! I love how your eyes "sparkle"...or is that "twinkle" this time of the year? :)

Did you get the Frac filter back? If not, you need to contact them about it 'cause your frac creations (as well as all others) are so pretty! #9840136

Laura E. Swan 11/30/2011 8:28:52 PM

Hi Kalena! Nope. It's not installed yet. I was able to get it into my doc files again, so, I am half way there! :))) I sure liked this creation. I hope the judges take a closer look this year.

Thanks Dear One!
-Lala #9840438

Laura E. Swan 11/30/2011 9:17:23 PM

John, I meant to type "winter hours"...Sorry! :) #9840491

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/1/2011 2:46:45 AM

Great image and work, Laura!

Dominick #9840753

Gord MacEachern 12/1/2011 3:53:44 AM

Beautiful Guardian Angel image Laura!! #9840974

Neal D. Hatcher 12/1/2011 5:24:15 AM

Beautiful-Fantastic DD work #9841177

Lydia Williams 12/1/2011 6:06:13 AM

I agree that the judges need to look again at this one....It is gorgeous...Love it! #9841244

Monnie Ryan 12/1/2011 7:34:29 AM

Stunning, Laura! #9841434

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/1/2011 7:37:13 AM

Beautiful work, Laura! #9841440

John Rivera 12/2/2011 7:03:41 AM

Great work! #9843371

John Rivera 12/2/2011 7:03:46 AM

Great work! #9843372

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/2/2011 5:29:36 PM

Unbelievable beauty Laura, you are so creative and such an awesome photographer!

jo ann c. #9844353

Mary K. Robison 12/2/2011 6:30:56 PM

Love the color layering in this SP, Pom! Yes, "Guardian Angel" is perfect for this. Fingers crossed that the judges see its beauty and reward it for same. #9844465

Laura E. Swan 12/4/2011 5:30:45 PM

Hi Everyone! I am so pleased that you like this one. It took me a while to do it but in the end I think it came out well. Thanks for saying so, too! :)

I really enjoyed each comment. Thanks so much my BP family!!!

-Laura :D


Emile Abbott 12/11/2011 12:03:21 PM

Love that sparkle in your eye. Beautifully done and presented, Laura. #9859409

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/21/2011 3:06:34 PM

Wow! Awesome dd work Laura!

jo ann c. #9881325

Reynaldo D. Reyes 12/22/2011 11:33:14 PM

Very beautiful image here and I believe we do indeed have them. Sometimes we get the opportunity to be a guardian angel to other people also. Have a very Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year Laura. Be safe and take care! #9883199

Tammy Espino 12/23/2011 9:41:07 AM

Merry Christmas & happy new year! :) #9883757

John Connolly 12/23/2011 12:32:45 PM

Let me take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas, Sister Laura!
Lets hope 2012 is a year to remember! #9883978

Stan Kwasniowski 12/24/2011 10:36:33 AM

Laura, beautiful

Merry Christmas #9885291

Ray Thoms 12/27/2011 4:06:38 AM

Beasutiful work the effects and lighting! #9888211

Chris Ebben 12/28/2011 1:17:40 AM

Another work of Art!!! So pleased to see it again. Hope you are having a relaxing time over the holidays=^..^= #9889485

Carolyn McIntosh 12/28/2011 9:28:31 AM

Poking through your gallery again after the Christmas busy-ness . . . love the ethereal glow you have given this piece of art . .. and it does show that you put a lot of time into creating this. Well done. #9890199

Laura E. Swan 12/29/2011 10:09:34 AM

Hi Emile, Jo Ann, Rey, Tammy, John, Stan, Ray, Chris and Carolyn!

Thank you all so much. I agree with you Rey. All of you have certainly touched my life and I have felt you have been Angels in my life many times.

My Mom passed away when I was 24 and she was that one person who always encouraged me and believed in me with anything I tried to accomplish.

To be a member of this club has often given me this same feeling and it's so wonderful.

You have all been my Angels. Thank you for your friendships'.

HAPPY, 2012, to EACH OF YOU and may you WONDERFUL ABILITIES continue to grow and flourish!!!

I'm honored to know you.

-Laura :)

P.S. My Daddy and Grandmother were also Angels in my life as was my Mother. :) I shouldn't leave them out. #9891679

rony sagy 12/31/2011 11:55:20 AM

Beautiful creation Laura. Wow, you are so talented. Happy New Year. #9895151

Lorna Shutter 12/31/2011 12:35:14 PM

You look as beautiful as ever, Sis! Glad you decided to resubmit this one! I love your work on it! ... and what it represents! :)

Laura E. Swan 12/31/2011 1:04:58 PM

Hi Rony! Hi Dooners!

Thank you so much! I love your comments!!!

Sister L., this year I am grateful for DDR. It takes 20 years off of my face! Lol...

And now being serious, I have been going over my blessings and you and the rest of you are all in my heart as a big part of my life and happiness.

HAPPY HAPPY 2012 to each and to ALL!

-SSSLaura, Swanee, Lala, LooLoo, Miss Rose, NL, LOTW, Emmy and who else? Well, gosh. Just little old ME! :))))) xoxoxo

Lydia Williams 12/31/2011 1:36:44 PM

Happy 2012 to all! Without BP, I have made many friends and new family! #9895326

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/1/2012 10:29:42 AM

Beautiful.....Happy New Year! Have you heard anything from Tommy? Hope he is ok. Thanks!! #9896634

Ellen Hodges 1/1/2012 7:46:50 PM

All blessings to you in 2012, LAURA!!! LOVE THIS IMAGE!! Just fantastic!!! #9897500

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/2/2012 3:45:57 PM

Hello :)) Thinking of you and wishing you all the very best in 2012! XOXO #9898916

Annette Carr 12/11/2012 1:16:23 AM

Your work is always stunning! #10459806

Annette Carr 12/11/2012 1:16:39 AM

Your work is always stunning! #10459808

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I'd Like To Believe We All Have A
Guardian Angel.
May Each Of Us Have
A Safe And Happy Holiday Season

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Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

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