Cracked Paint

© Laura E. Swan

Cracked Paint

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/11/2012 12:08:11 AM

Holy cow! This is so cool, Laura! Perfect for Paddy and awesome DD work! I believe you have a winner here! #1448852

Mary K. Robison 3/11/2012 12:30:56 AM

Splendid DD work and image, Pom, and an excellent choice to dedicate to Patrick! Warm and very appealing colors in this winner-waiting-to-happen. #10032643

Tiia Vissak 3/11/2012 3:38:59 AM

well done! #10032670

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/11/2012 4:00:55 AM

Paddy should really like this one - Great job Laura! #10032689

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/11/2012 7:00:31 AM

Fabulous, Laura! #10032881

maria Warren 3/11/2012 11:37:24 AM

wow sis this is amazing work you did here I have to add this one to my favorites I love it #10033111

John Connolly level-classic 3/11/2012 12:34:31 PM

I think you have a make up problem Sister Laura! A wonderful presentation and dedication to Patrick, I am sure he will love it! #10033176

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/11/2012 12:54:02 PM

Hee Hee! Hi Gang! Oh you know...I couldn't pass this one up! I was going to name it "You crack me up"...HeeHee

Patrick takes the most amazing rich colored macros and this just reminded me so much of his cracked paint stuff. I hope he likes it.

Thank you Kathy, Mare, Tiia, Jeff, Monnie, Little Sister and Brother John!

Hey John, I have looked WORSE! Lol... :D

Thanks all for your great and kind comments!

-Laura :D #10033201

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/11/2012 1:24:21 PM

LOL At first I thought this was one of Paddy's images...then I noticed that it was your face! I then looked to see who had posted it! LOL I'm sure Paddy will love it too! Awesome work NL! :-) k #10033255

Stan Kwasniowski 3/11/2012 3:38:34 PM

Laura, I think you may have a slight problem, please head off to the Emergency at the Rockview Rush lol #10033463

Stephen Zacker 3/11/2012 4:21:22 PM

Very creative and artisic! #10033515

Michelle Alton 3/11/2012 5:05:51 PM

Bery weird, Laura. But it's a masterpiece! #10033585

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/11/2012 6:26:03 PM

I agree with Michelle & everyone else above, Laura! Never thought I would see the day when something as creative & beautiful would be dedicated to me! Love the eyes, too!
Thank you, my friend! #10033694

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/11/2012 7:30:08 PM

Hi Kitty! That is a huge compliment!!! No OWNDER you are the "NN". Thank you!!! :D -NL


STAN the MAN! I stopped using Oil Of Olay last year and I have a grave feeling I shouldn't have! I think you are right. I'd better get to their urgent cream unit right AWAY! (Or is that URGENT CARE UNIT? Humm...Same thing in this case I guess!) HA! Thx! :D


Hi Steve! Thank you lots!!!


It *IS* Bery weird, isn't it Michelle?! :D But the paint part was so PADDY that well...I hope he embraces the masterpiece part of this because that's what his macros are to all of us! :D Thank you!!!


PADDY! Hi! :D Well I was BERY happy to dedicate this to you! :))) You're welcome! Thank YOU for hours and hours of entertainment and pleasure you have afforded us all with you immense talent!

Thanks all!

-Laura :D


Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/12/2012 7:48:06 AM

Absolutely so cute and well done, Laura!! Wonderful dedication, too!!! WTG!! #10034583

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/12/2012 1:18:12 PM

Wowza Laura...I'm impressed! I gotta check that out..

jo ann c. #10035029

Carol L. Fowler 3/12/2012 3:00:46 PM

You crack me up! You are lovely, despite your, er, obvious deformities! LOL! #10035096

Avril Young level-classic 3/12/2012 10:03:00 PM

you crack me up too ;) wonderful work and very funny the eyes! #10035583

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/12/2012 10:29:21 PM

Hi Ellen, Jo Ann, Carol, and Avril!

So nice to see you all here! :)

This new program is so fun and easy to use once you get the hang of it. I keep learning more combinations and new things it will do. I cannot believe how good it is for 19.99! BUT IT WAS ON SALE so if any of you buy it I hope you can get the same price. It's worth a lot more to me now.

Thanks for the fun and great comments!

-Laura :D #10035594

Louisa Hancock 3/13/2012 2:42:07 AM

Love the humour in your work Laura again your skills are outstanding. #10035716

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/13/2012 1:32:42 PM

You crack me up Laura and I agree with Patrick love those eyes. #10036775

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/13/2012 3:28:22 PM

HA! :) A classic ~ #10036887

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/13/2012 4:36:14 PM

Hi Louisa! :D Thanks! Big smile here!


That's good Emile! I aim to make others laugh! :D Thanks for the kind words.


Hi Tam-Tam! - HA! - xoxo #10037007

Douglas Perry level-classic 3/13/2012 5:15:31 PM

Very nice work. Cool image. #10037093

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 3/13/2012 5:31:03 PM

It's a wonderful dedication for Patrick. This presents a wonderful portrayal of the unexpected ~ so very creative Laura. #10037126

Wm Nosal 3/13/2012 7:07:52 PM

Stop Going Thru The Black Holes
*<:)! #10037281

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 3/14/2012 4:59:06 AM

Very creative and I know Patrick will like a lot! #10037719

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/14/2012 9:07:14 AM

Hi Mr Tree! I thought you'd like it since my face looks like BARK! Ha! Thank you!


Hi Rey! Yes! I bet you were never expecting this sort of SP...Like I have said before, the model works for cheap, poor girl. The things I do to her!


Hi Wm! I KNOW! I KNOW! TOO MUCH TIME IN THE DRYER...And who WAS that girl transported in there, anyway? Only Gumby and Pokey know?


Hi Amanda! Thank you! Paddy did see it :) He wrote above. Did you see it?

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH! Old Crackly face thanks you, too! :D

-Laura :)


Terry Cervi level-classic 3/14/2012 3:35:01 PM

What an awesome tribute to our Paddy, Laura!! You've done him proud! Maybe Paddy should invest in this program too so we can see what he comes up with! What a great job you've done with it! #10038317

Chris Ebben 3/14/2012 7:07:32 PM

This is giving that saying "when someone is cracking up" a whole new meaning. Personally, I haven't got to apply anything like this to my portraits, it just comes naturally. A great fun image, well done=^..^= #10038587

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 3/17/2012 11:14:23 AM

I don't like what you did to that beautiful face, but MYOHMY this IS cool, MSSSLala! Cracked paint for real!!! #10041924

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 3/19/2012 2:08:35 AM

Wow amazing work Laura and so very detailed and textured. Paddy will love the dedication. (You cracked me up with your taxi comment, thanks for the laugh.) #10044069

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 3/22/2012 6:27:03 PM

A big CONGRATS to you Laura...
So so wonderful to hear your' going to be FAMOUS with this pic!
Right ON!!!!!!
I'm thrilled for you-
I watched the song Shay wrote and sang on Youtube.. how cool..
Can't wait to listen to the one he'll be using with this image you made!!!
Smiling Chris #10049891

Gina M. Savage level-classic 4/3/2012 1:48:54 PM

Laura, it is amazing to see your gallery progress everytime I view it. Beautiful work and I think it keeps getting better and better. Looks like it should be on a gallery wall! #10073830

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/29/2012 8:36:48 PM

Hi Terry- I agree! He should!!! :) !!

Hi Chris- Nothing a little coco butter cant cure! HeeHee :) !!!

Hi SSSKiki- Well, Sis , I've heard all of my life that I'm a crack up. I guess this is what they meant?? HeeHee

Hi Neighbour Heather- ...(See SSKiki? I told you! HeeHee!) Thank you very much young lady! I sure wish I'd have been in Maui, too! Welcome home!

Hi-ya Chrissy - It's all coming together in June as far as I understand. Thanks for being part of my cheering section! xo

Hi Gina! :))) You are such a dear lady. Thank you so much.

Thank you ALL so much!

-SSSLala :D #10114333

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/1/2012 8:26:35 PM

Let me be the first....

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Laura!
jo ann c. #10116995

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/1/2012 8:29:19 PM

Congrats on your fantastic Smart Photo Editor finalist, Laura!! #10117014

Chris Ebben 5/1/2012 8:30:33 PM

And me to be the 2nd....
Congratulations on your finalist! Well done.


Tammy Espino 5/1/2012 8:32:17 PM

I think I told ya first, slow poke, lol !! Congrats and a huge woot-woot to you on this great finalist!!! #10117037

Ann Coates level-classic 5/1/2012 8:35:40 PM

Congratulations Laura, fantastic work. #10117065

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/1/2012 8:38:44 PM

Laura on this terrific Finalist.

HEY WAIT A MINUTE! That's ME! Always the last to know! Lol....

Thank you ladies! Yes. All of you were the first ones here and Tammy you were indeed the first to let me know!

Fun hey!? Yep. My new SMART PHOTO Editor strikes again in a big way this month!

This image has been chosen to be a music CD cover, as well, that is coming out in JUNE!!!


Thanks all!!! :D Huge smiles here!

-Laura :D #10117092

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/1/2012 8:43:57 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Laura! Huge congrats on the CD cover, too!! #10117136

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 5/1/2012 8:44:25 PM

Woohoo! This is so fantastic Laura. Congratulations on this fabulous rendition of You! #10117140

Lyn Darlington 5/1/2012 8:44:34 PM

Congrats on your amazing finalist! and CD cover!!! #10117143

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 5/1/2012 8:46:08 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Laura! #10117153

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 5/1/2012 9:10:40 PM

Laura, congratulations #10117218

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/2/2012 12:57:05 AM

Ah, Pom, how sweet it is: your crackin'-good SP becoming a Finalist, AND being used for a music CD cover! Life is great! Congratulations!!
Now, let's shoot for three out of three, and hit the Golden Circle next level up! #10117453

Dr Silly level-classic 5/2/2012 2:13:52 AM

This crack's Be up. Congratulations Laura on your Finalist. :O)

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 5/2/2012 4:14:03 AM

Congrats on your very creative finalist. Great dedication too. #10117767

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 5/2/2012 4:43:41 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST.

One of my favorite photos of yours...
EXCELLENT!!! 8o) #10117886

Wm Nosal 5/2/2012 4:47:23 AM

Congratulations, Laura! #10117907

John Rivera 5/2/2012 6:17:53 AM

Congrats on this great finalist Laura!!! #10118240

Carla Capra level-classic 5/2/2012 7:08:41 AM

This is such a cool image. Congratulations. #10118422

Lorna Shutter 5/2/2012 7:23:36 AM

I always thought you were cracking up, Sis ... but this confirms it!!! LOL!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Finalist Award and on the Album Cover!!!!! You're going to be famous now!!! WTG!!! GOOD LUCK in the next round!!! :)
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Daniella Puente 5/2/2012 7:41:20 AM

CONGRATS Laura!!! this is so cool :) #10118568

Emile Abbott level-classic 5/2/2012 8:11:03 AM

Huge congratulation Laura on this awesome finalist and you are still cracking us up. #10118670

Bojan Bencic level-classic 5/2/2012 8:22:53 AM

Fantastic image, Laura. Congratulations on your finalist. #10118725

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 5/2/2012 9:01:18 AM

Amazing work, Laura! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist (I'm not able to come up with a pun that's not already been used!) #10118888

Gina Cormier level-classic 5/2/2012 10:17:30 AM

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on this stunning creative image!!! #10119014

Lydia Williams level-classic 5/2/2012 11:27:21 AM

Oh Laura, How many times have you been told to stay away from the tanning booth...makes crisp!
Congratulations on your finalist award!
Love ya! #10119164

Karen Kessler level-classic 5/2/2012 6:35:43 PM

Congratulations on the finalist, Lala!!! So proud of you! #10119922

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 5/2/2012 6:40:59 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laura. Good luck. #10119934

Kathy Salerni level-classic 5/2/2012 8:35:23 PM

I knew this would be a winner, Laura! I love it! Big congratulations on your finalist! My friends left and now I am back on the east coast with. My family! Good luck! #10120188

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 5/3/2012 2:34:09 AM

Laura you never cease to amaze congrats :-) #10120378

Stephen Zacker 5/3/2012 3:29:02 AM

Fantastic creativity. Congratulations, Laura #10120461

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/3/2012 4:44:57 AM

Congrats on a very creative finalist, Laura. #10120567

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/3/2012 8:44:03 AM

Congratulations & good luck on this incredible Finalist, Swanee! WTG! #10120927

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/3/2012 9:20:35 AM

what a beautiful work Lala... congrats on your fantastic finalist! #10120987

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/3/2012 9:44:30 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121044

Debbie Bray level-classic 5/3/2012 12:10:25 PM

Laura, this sure is a fabulous image, congratulations on your finalist, and I wish you gold!! Go GIRL!! #10121204

John Connolly level-classic 5/3/2012 3:29:16 PM

Huge congratulations on your finalist Sister Laura! Keep up the good work! #10121429

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/4/2012 4:16:20 AM

I so agree with John, Sister. Keep them coming. You have your own style - and believe me, SSSL - you do have style - and great artistic skills!!! This is so unique and special and it deserves gold!! Congratulations on the first round. Applaus!! Applaus!! #10122121

Christopher Budny level-classic 5/4/2012 5:06:55 AM

Fantastic work, Laura; so well done! Congratulations! #10122173

Douglas Perry level-classic 5/5/2012 6:38:47 AM

Should have won. #10124231

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 5/6/2012 1:50:34 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laura! I am with Douglas I wanted to see the gold on this one. #10126455

Merna L. Nobile 5/6/2012 3:14:15 PM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10126593

Graham Robards level-classic 5/7/2012 8:25:13 AM

Oh wow little sister, I missed your finalist, I am so sorry.

Congratulations are in order and making a cover on a CD too, how exciting is that!

XxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXX #10127487

David M. Montero 5/12/2012 8:58:39 PM

I love this effect! Congratulations on your finalist selection of this splendid work Laura! #10135252

Anthony G. Comella 7/1/2012 4:50:05 PM

Super awesome & Congratulations!! #10209660

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/1/2012 5:02:28 PM

Thank you everybody. :)))) I appreciate your support so much! More than you know.

-Laura/Sis/Miss Rose/Lala Et al! :)

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/1/2012 5:42:26 PM

This image was chosen as a music CD cover and the Grand Gala of the CD being on the market for sale was held last night. I'm so pleased!!!

Thanks again, everyone!

-Laura :D #10209727

Ann Coates level-classic 7/1/2012 8:44:31 PM

Congratulations on this being made into a CD cover Laura. You must be so proud. How awesome to walk into a music store and see your face on the CD cover. This is just the start ... watch this space. #10209899

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/1/2012 8:57:14 PM


Beaming here. My Chinese fortune cookie the other day said to welcome the opportunities that will be presenting themselves to me soon!

I guess I'd better listen!? :D

Thanks for your sweet comments, Ann!

xx-Laura :) #10209907

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/2/2012 3:24:37 AM

Congratulations once again, on landing the CD cover with your artwork! #10210061

Stephen Zacker level-classic 7/2/2012 4:44:34 AM

I always like this one a lot! Big Congratulations.. can I have your autograph? :-) #10210252

Lydia Williams level-classic 7/2/2012 5:06:19 AM

Wow, cd cover, how exciting...this is only the beginning Laura! Get your autographs ready! I want one! #10210296

Lorna Shutter level-classic 7/2/2012 5:38:10 AM

Wow! Look at the lineup for your autograph!!! I'm glad I'm you're my Sister ... I can get one anytime, right?! LOL! CONGRATULATIONS on your CD cover!!!!! WTG, girl!!! How did your phonecall to the Gala in Missouri go? Bet you were excited!!! :)
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John Connolly level-classic 7/2/2012 1:49:48 PM

Huge congratulations on your CD cover Sister Laura! What a great achievment! Your story makes for wonderful reading! #10211037

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 9/24/2012 3:53:43 PM

Great work and Big Congrats on the CD cover! #10337724

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/5/2012 10:41:04 AM

Thank you very much all!!!

I really appreciate your friendship and support!!!

-Lala :D #10405455

Stephen Zacker 2/5/2014 5:35:13 AM

Like the mood this has. Congratulations #10967041

Cindy Bendush level-classic 2/5/2014 7:33:20 PM

Awesome work Laura - great mood! Belated congrats! #10967853

Annette Carr level-classic 10/3/2015 6:19:42 PM

Wow sister this is so beautiful. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. #11381904

Annette Carr level-classic 10/3/2015 6:19:45 PM 1

Wow sister this is so beautiful. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. #11381905

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The CD Can Be Found Through Me By Request, as My BetterPhoto is not used to sell this product for the Musicians Involved.

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1/60, 2.8 Hand Held DDR Work in
SMART PHOTO EDITOR - Cracked Paint hdr

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 3/10/2012 11:54:04 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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