Amanda J. Tanner level-fanatic 11/24/2012 10:25:42 AM

A very beautiful imagae of your mother Joanna! #1500073

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 11/24/2012 1:34:19 PM

Thank you, Amanda. She is a treasure! #10431725

Val Feldman level-fanatic 12/28/2012 10:24:07 AM

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! #10483836

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 12/28/2012 11:20:48 AM

Val, thank you so much for your kind, warm words. My mom was quite surprised and thrilled (me too!) :o) #10484166

Debra R. Harder level-fanatic 12/28/2012 2:51:46 PM

Hi Joanna...This is a wonderful image. The moment you captured is so natural and beautiful. Huge congratulations on your excellent finalist!!! #10484953

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 12/28/2012 8:42:06 PM

Debra, your encouraging comments are much appreciated. Thank you, kindly! #10485942

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-fanatic 12/28/2012 10:15:16 PM

Beautiful portrait...Congratulations on a wonderful finalist. #10486068

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 12/29/2012 4:18:31 AM

Thank you for your kind congratulations, Marilyn! :o) #10486379

Leslie McLain level-fanatic 1/2/2013 5:43:48 PM

Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Joanna. #10496276

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/2/2013 7:08:22 PM

Thanks so much, Leslie! :o) #10496466

Nina Shields level-fanatic 1/3/2013 5:47:07 PM

Joanna, I'm sure just having your Mom in your life is the greatest "award" you could receive; lovely photo, a treasured keepsake; congratulations! #10497968

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/3/2013 7:20:06 PM

Nina, you are so right...she's such a blessing in my life. Thank you very much! #10498189

Merna L. Nobile level-fanatic 1/20/2013 11:29:33 AM

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

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/20/2013 2:22:08 PM

Merna, thank you very much...I appreciate your uplifting comments. :o) #10524938

Nadia Paul level-fanatic 1/24/2013 4:40:30 PM

A beautiful, natural portrait of your lovely mum - congrats Joanna! #10534689

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/24/2013 8:18:47 PM

Thank you so much, Nadia! :o) #10535496

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/24/2013 8:18:58 PM

Thank you so much, Nadia! :o) #10535497

Emile Abbott level-fanatic 1/25/2013 8:56:35 AM

You captured her essence very well Joanna. Congrats. #10536386

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/25/2013 7:29:35 PM

Thank you, Emile. I appreciate your kind comments. :o) #10537531

Lindley Johnson level-fanatic 1/28/2013 4:13:21 PM

I love this photo of your mom, Joanna. The light is terrific. #10542936

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/28/2013 4:22:58 PM

Lindley, thank you very much! She is every bit as bright and cheery as the light shining on her sweet face. #10542951

LeAnn Wood level-fanatic 1/31/2013 6:46:36 AM

What a terrific capture of a person's spirit! An amazing photo! #10547500

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 1/31/2013 6:49:49 AM

LeAnn, thank you very much for your appreciative comments. :o) #10547505

Nancy J. Bergeson level-fanatic 2/4/2013 12:06:09 PM

Thank you for sharing this wonderful portrait of your Mother, and congratulations on your finalist! #10553523

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 2/4/2013 2:10:58 PM

My pleasure, Nancy. It's so great to still have her in my life! Thank you for your warm congratulations. :o) #10553688

Martha R. Mazon level-fanatic 3/1/2013 7:23:26 AM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Joanna! Your mother is beautiful and you captured her so well. in profile in wonderful side light. #10591530

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 3/1/2013 7:26:33 AM

Martha, I appreciate your warm words and helpful comments very much...thank you! :o) #10591537

Lydia Williams level-fanatic 3/8/2013 2:53:04 PM

This is a wonderful portrait of your Mom...My mom was also very optimistic..I miss her deeply. Congratulations on your finalist award! #10601564

Terry Cervi level-fanatic 3/8/2013 5:50:33 PM

She looks like a very kind and happy woman, Joanna! I hope she's doing well. This is a wonderful shot of her! #10601738

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 3/9/2013 5:16:25 AM

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. #10602307

Lydia Williams level-fanatic 3/9/2013 7:32:47 AM

Thank you Joanna. We were fortunate to have her for 92 years :) #10602521

Nina Shields level-fanatic 3/19/2013 10:18:50 AM

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! #10615841

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 3/19/2013 1:24:15 PM

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) #10616009

Preeti Pat level-fanatic 3/27/2013 5:01:20 AM

Beautiful and dignified... #10625308

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 3/27/2013 5:58:02 AM

Thank you, Preeti...I appreciate your kind comments. Thanks for visiting my gallery! :o) #10625390

Marcel J. Fernandez level-fanatic 3/29/2013 11:55:47 AM

Congratulations on your three great Finalist. #10633201

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 3/29/2013 3:06:48 PM

Thank you, Marcel! :o) #10633476

Ellen Hodges level-fanatic 3/30/2013 7:16:03 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Joanna!! Your Mom is a beauty!!!! #10635454

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 3/30/2013 8:23:11 PM

Ellen, thank you for your kind congratulations and the sweet compliment on my mom. Happy Easter! #10635496

Gail P. Sullivan level-fanatic 4/14/2013 5:45:13 AM

This is such a wonderful portrait, Joanna! #10652877

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 4/14/2013 10:03:35 AM

Thank you, Gail...I appreciate your warm words. :o) #10653167

Rony Sagy level-fanatic 4/29/2013 10:44:31 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist. #10673602

Emile Abbott level-fanatic 4/29/2013 10:48:15 AM

Congratulation Joanna on this wonderful finalist. #10673618

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 4/29/2013 10:55:21 AM

Thank you, Rony & Emile! :o) I appreciate your kind support. #10673646

Mary L. Olson level-fanatic 2/19/2014 11:02:44 AM

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. #10980005

Joanna Kovalcsik level-fanatic 2/19/2014 11:05:23 AM

Mary, thank you so much...words to treasure! :o) #10980011

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At 88-years-young, my mother always has an upbeat, forward-looking attitude about life.
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