Impressions Made

© Laura E. Swan

Impressions Made

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/5/2011 11:23:48 AM

Laura I just LOVE this.
Creative, touching and outstanding work. #1367057

Ann Coates 4/5/2011 11:33:41 AM

This is beautiful Laura. I like the spiritual feel this image has. #9335840

Laura E. Swan 4/5/2011 11:34:50 AM

Hi Roxanne! THANK YOU so VERY much! :))) I always enjoy your comments on my work!

I miss my Grandparents very much. They were a huge part of my upbringing.

Have a great day! STAY WARM!!!

-Laura :) #9335841

Laura E. Swan 4/5/2011 11:37:56 AM

Hi Ann! I didnt see you there! Thank you so much! I'll be back later today to catch up.

Great to see you!!!

-Laura :))) #9335844

Jeff Robinson 4/5/2011 12:01:42 PM

Very Nice - Great job with this Laura!! #9335867

Bojan Bencic 4/5/2011 1:24:03 PM

Great mood and emotion, Laura. Fantastic work. #9335950

Monnie Ryan 4/5/2011 1:53:57 PM

Fantastic creation, Laura! I love those dishes in the cupboard, too! #9335998

Jerry Rega 4/5/2011 2:38:13 PM

Very nice Laura!! #9336064

Ron McEwan 4/5/2011 5:14:58 PM

Hi! Laura we are back and further behind LOL. Boy did you bring back memories for me with this one. Well done my friend. #9336347

Tammy Espino 4/5/2011 5:16:46 PM

Wonderful capture! I miss my grandparents too ~ #9336353

Jerry Rega 4/5/2011 5:18:45 PM

This has to be "Photo of the day" VERY creative! #9336360

Michelle Alton 4/5/2011 6:06:56 PM

One of your best ghostly captures, Laura. Exceptionally well done. #9336452

Karen Kessler 4/5/2011 6:53:25 PM

WOW! Your "addition" of Grammy is perfectly placed in this photo & the opacity of her gives the artwork a "memory" feeling! Excellent work (as usual), Sis! #9336495

Dick W. Wyatt 4/5/2011 11:30:54 PM

Neat work, Laura. #9336686

Stephen Zacker 4/6/2011 3:33:16 AM

This is Cool. Just the right amount of ghostlyness :-) #9336787

Karen Engelbreth 4/6/2011 4:09:25 AM

Love it Laura... #9336874

John Connolly 4/6/2011 3:22:54 PM

A wonderful mood creation here Laura, Aren't grandparents the most wonderful people you can find! #9337944

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/7/2011 5:17:19 AM

I LOVE this one, SSSLala. I'm still so impressed with your photo technique here. And this sure is an image that can bring back the best of memories. #9338764

Kathy Salerni 4/7/2011 2:50:29 PM

This ghostly effect is so awesome, Laura! Makes me think of my Grandmother always in the cabinet to get plates or cups to feed us with!! #9339525

Laura E. Swan 4/7/2011 3:52:17 PM

Hi Everyone!!! I sure am tickled that this one is having the same effect on you as it has me!

Grandparents are precious things. At least they sure can be...(I just thought of a funny thing that happened as a child. One set of grandparents we saw constantly. They were fun and loving, musical and VERY humorous! SOFT TOUCH type of people. The other set lived way too far away to visit often. They were abrasive and "different" from us but still loving! Lol...When we'd see the second set, our grandfather would squeeze each kid so hard our eyes would almost pop out! He was an entertaining sort of sarcastic man that reminde me of Jimmy Durante).

I loved your responses! Thanks for commenting and for the visit!

-Laura :) #9339605

Rona L. Schwarz 4/7/2011 8:57:49 PM

Hi Laura,
What a marvelous creation...and a beautiful tribute to grandmothers the world over. Terrific idea and exceptionally well-done, as always your DD work is first-rate!
Thanks for stopping by - sorry I have been absent recently. Had a major work assignment that kept me very busy these last 2 months, and have been trying to catch up ever since. Hope you've been well and happy! #9339963

Laura E. Swan 4/7/2011 9:09:55 PM

Rona! So great to see your beautiful smile again! I, too, have been amiss. My little lap top finally went "kaput" and now I am having fun figuring out the new one. :( Great to see you! Always such a pleasure! :))) !!! Yes...catching up. EEK! Well, I think it cannot be done BUT we have a very kind and understanding family here on BP! THAT is the UP SIDE!!!

Thanks for your visit and your wonderful assesment!

Hugs to all!
-Laura #9339976

Mary K. Robison 4/11/2011 3:26:38 AM

Rona knows what she's talking about, Pom! This lovely layered creation is a marvelous way to get your discussion thread guests to remember "days gone by", and those who made their childhood special.

I can see my mother's mother in the kitchen, but, even more,I can SMELL the doughnuts she's preparing!! Aaaaahhh...
Thanks for the memories, Pommers! #9344565

Kathleen K. Parker 4/17/2011 9:30:38 AM

What a wonder this is, Laura Emily!!
I love it!! Grammy would be delighted!
kk #9355162

Laura E. Swan 4/17/2011 11:26:51 PM

Hi Mare and Sultry!

You two sure know how to make my day.

Thank you for traveling down Memory Lane with me.

Hugs to you both,
Pommy Em... Lol... #9355989

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 8/24/2012 5:57:03 AM

Did you re-enter this one, SSSLala?
I sure hope so.
It is simply FANTASTIC.
Perfectly captured in every way and the magic of 'Grandma' standing there is enough to send chills down my spine. And it a good way, that is.
It deserves gold and I hope it gets it. #10288032

Laura E. Swan 8/24/2012 10:23:22 AM

Hi SSSis :) Yep. I re-entered it last night and had also noticed there was room for more comments if anyone wanted to visit (HeeHee) so moved it up front. I have others I want to re-enter too. Happy to see you here again and for your awesome support.
Thank you, Kiki! :) xo
SSSLala #10288337

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/25/2012 5:21:37 PM

Awwww...what a sweet image, a real treasure Laura..
This makes us all stop and remember our precious grandmothers, thanks for the memories!

jo ann c. #10290069

Laura E. Swan 8/25/2012 5:35:48 PM

I thank God in my prayers for my family that have gone by. They are part of why we are who we are...and it also makes me feel my own responsibility to those younger than I am, in my life, who might be looking up to me.

Thanks Jo Ann, and I am so happy I could touch a happy cord for you and others who have viewed this image! :)))

Laura :) #10290091

Stephen Zacker 8/26/2012 10:28:46 AM

Cool.. hope you don't see Granny too often :-) #10291046

Laura E. Swan 8/26/2012 10:45:52 AM

Lol....I could say the same to all of you here...Just don't stay attached to this thread and it's possible you might never see her again.

Then again.............................?


Thanks Steve! :D #10291076

Stephen Zacker 8/26/2012 3:36:55 PM

You are too funny! I don't have any grandma's left either #10291349

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/26/2012 6:19:17 PM

This is so fabulous Laura, perfectly composed with all the elements working together so beautifully ~ the table cloth, the plates on the cupboard and grandma looking so stylish. Your creativity is topnotch. The judges will agree with me on this one. A favorite. #10291578

Songbird Cline 8/26/2012 9:13:25 PM

you are the master of effects! #10291715

Laura E. Swan 8/26/2012 11:52:49 PM


Julianne Bradford 8/27/2012 9:12:51 AM

Boy you have a way of making the memories come back Laura!! Thank you!I was so special at my grandma's house that I would get teary-eyed when I had to go home and be just me again wth my 2 younger brothers. This photo got me all teary-eyed this morning. Especially with Jimmy singing!! Thanks for the memories (as Bob Hope would sing) #10292441

Neal D. Hatcher 8/28/2012 4:09:25 AM

Fantastic -Beautiful-What memories this brings back -I still remember grandma in the garden with her bonnet on-But when she brought it into the kitchen-"Heaven"-Thank you Laura for a moment in time #10293422

Wm Nosal 8/29/2012 10:56:53 AM

Very Cool Laura!
Spooky Cool #10296685

Emile Abbott 9/24/2012 9:42:02 AM

Congrats on another great finalist, Laura. WTG #10335719

Patricia A. Casey 9/24/2012 9:54:49 AM

My grandparents were the light of my life growing up.....they never go away....Congrats on this Finalist as well Laura.....beautifully done! Cheers =^..^= #10335777

Stan Kwasniowski 9/24/2012 11:39:32 AM

Laura, congratulations #10336203

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 12:59:50 PM

Laura, big congats girl!! You deserve it!! #10336646

Stefania Barbier 9/24/2012 1:22:14 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #10336834

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 9/24/2012 1:26:45 PM

Another finalist! And for this particular one, Sister, this is indeed a happy moment. Hurry home and enjoy it :) #10336872

Wm Nosal 9/24/2012 1:59:04 PM

Congratulations Laura! #10337051

Robert R. Goodman 9/24/2012 2:32:31 PM

Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Laura!!!! #10337261

Michelle Alton 9/24/2012 3:18:19 PM

Another truly inspired finalist, Laura. Heartiest congratulations! #10337536

Nancy Marie Ricketts 9/24/2012 3:27:39 PM

Beautiful and endearing Finalist, Laura. Congratulations on this emotional finalist-you're the BEST! #10337592

Jack Gaskin 9/24/2012 3:32:51 PM

Double congrats This is so COOL and on your other silver.
BTW I remember spending my earliest summers w/my GREAT GRAMA at the beach.


Jack #10337635

Kathy Salerni 9/24/2012 4:58:20 PM

WTG, Laura! Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist! #10338038

Neal D. Hatcher 9/24/2012 5:11:46 PM

Congratulations-Good luck next round #10338121

Ann Coates 9/24/2012 6:41:34 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist Laura. #10338588

Renee Doyle 9/24/2012 8:36:41 PM

Wonderful work Laura!! Congrats again! #10339084

Reynaldo D. Reyes 9/24/2012 9:37:36 PM

This is so extra special and the judges agree. Congratulations Laura. #10339281

Laura E. Swan 9/24/2012 11:19:15 PM

How Exciting!!!! I am so much enjoying your comments and this is such a wonderful surprise for me today/tonight!!

Thank you all and thank BP Judges. This creation is a very special one to me so this is a honor for me. :)))) !!!

-Laura #10339390

Mary K. Robison 9/25/2012 12:01:50 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on another creative Finalist, Pommers! Extra nice, because it's so meaningful an image for you.

Hope to see "Grammy" in the Kitchen in the next round!

Lydia Williams 9/25/2012 11:24:43 AM

Congratulations to my favorite DD artist...This is so very special..I never knew either of my grandmothers...only in photos...very beautifully done..:) I hope to see it again! #10340712

Patrick Rouzes 9/25/2012 11:37:16 AM

CONGRATS once again, Swanee! Good luck, my friend!

Christopher Budny 9/25/2012 4:03:14 PM

Fantastic work on this result, Laura! Congratulations! #10341256

Heather Loewenhardt 9/25/2012 9:31:01 PM

Love the inference here Laura. Congrats on another great finalist. #10341718

Nancyj E. Hovey 9/26/2012 7:48:34 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10342226

Laura E. Swan 9/26/2012 10:00:21 AM

Good morning everyone. I am on the road right now. What a wonderful treat this has been. I really appreciate your visit and your comments and your support. :)))

Also a big Thanks to the BP judges!!! Wow!!! :))))

-Laura #10342349

David M. Montero 9/30/2012 2:41:09 PM

Great concept and talented effort. Congratulations Laura!!! #10347932

Merna L. Nobile 10/5/2012 2:06:53 PM

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

Lorna Shutter 10/29/2012 8:01:09 AM

I'm so sorry I'm late, Sis! I must have missed this one last month! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this fabulous image!!!!! AWESOME work!!! :)


Phyllis A. Houghton 10/29/2012 9:08:32 AM

Wonderful tribute. What a special work from the heart! #10390680

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2012 12:19:54 PM

Thank you everyone! So much!!! :) #10391665

Ellen Hodges 10/29/2012 7:10:26 PM

HUge congrats on a strictly fabulous finalist, Laura!!! Very best luck!!! #10393359

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Often Throughout My Life
My Heart Goes Back To

"Grammy" in the Kitchen Is
Surely One of Them.

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F-Stop 2.8, Exp. 1/13
Layered in Microsoft Digital Imaging.
110910 Heritage Park Series

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 4/5/2011 11:11:31 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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