Cracked Paint

© Laura E. Swan

Cracked Paint

Uploaded: March 10, 2012 23:54:04


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


Kathy Salerni level-classic March 11, 2012

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 March 11, 2012

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 March 11, 2012

well done! #10032670

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 11, 2012

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

Monnie Ryan March 11, 2012

Fabulous, Laura! #10032881

maria Warren March 11, 2012

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

John Connolly March 11, 2012

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 March 11, 2012

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 March 11, 2012

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 March 11, 2012

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

Stephen Zacker March 11, 2012

Very creative and artisic! #10033515

Michelle Alton March 11, 2012

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 11, 2012

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 March 11, 2012

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-deluxe March 12, 2012

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 12, 2012

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

jo ann c. #10035029

Carol L. Fowler March 12, 2012

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

Avril Young March 12, 2012

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 12, 2012

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 March 13, 2012

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

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 13, 2012

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

Tammy Espino March 13, 2012

HA! :) A classic ~ #10036887

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 13, 2012

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

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 13, 2012

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

Wm Nosal March 13, 2012

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

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic March 14, 2012

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 14, 2012

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 March 14, 2012

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 March 14, 2012

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 March 17, 2012

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-deluxe March 19, 2012

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 March 22, 2012

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 April 03, 2012

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 April 29, 2012

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


Let me be the first....

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

Terry Cervi level-classic May 01, 2012

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

Chris Ebben May 01, 2012

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


Tammy Espino May 01, 2012

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 May 01, 2012

Congratulations Laura, fantastic work. #10117065

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 01, 2012

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-deluxe May 01, 2012

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

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic May 01, 2012

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

Lyn Darlington May 01, 2012

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

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe May 01, 2012

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Laura! #10117153

Stan Kwasniowski May 01, 2012

Laura, congratulations #10117218

Mary K. Robison May 02, 2012

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 May 02, 2012

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 02, 2012

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 02, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST.

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

Wm Nosal May 02, 2012

Congratulations, Laura! #10117907

John Rivera level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congrats on this great finalist Laura!!! #10118240

Carla Capra level-classic May 02, 2012

This is such a cool image. Congratulations. #10118422

Lorna Shutter May 02, 2012

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!!! :)
Photobucket #10118486

Daniella Puente May 02, 2012

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

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 02, 2012

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 02, 2012

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

Katherine Kuhn level-classic May 02, 2012

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 May 02, 2012

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 02, 2012

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 May 02, 2012

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

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 02, 2012

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 02, 2012

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 May 03, 2012

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

Stephen Zacker May 03, 2012

Fantastic creativity. Congratulations, Laura #10120461

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 03, 2012

Congrats on a very creative finalist, Laura. #10120567

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 03, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 03, 2012

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 03, 2012

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

Debbie Bray May 03, 2012

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

John Connolly May 03, 2012

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

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic May 04, 2012

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 04, 2012

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

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic May 06, 2012

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

Merna L. Nobile May 06, 2012

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 May 07, 2012

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 May 12, 2012

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

Anthony G. Comella July 01, 2012

Super awesome & Congratulations!! #10209660

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 01, 2012

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 July 01, 2012

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 July 01, 2012

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 July 01, 2012


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

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 02, 2012

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

Stephen Zacker July 02, 2012

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 02, 2012

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

Lorna Shutter July 02, 2012

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!!! :)
Photobucket #10210343

John Connolly July 02, 2012

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

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 24, 2012

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 05, 2012

Thank you very much all!!!

I really appreciate your friendship and support!!!

-Lala :D #10405455

Stephen Zacker February 05, 2014

Like the mood this has. Congratulations #10967041

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 05, 2014

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

Annette Carr level-classic October 03, 2015

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

Annette Carr level-classic October 03, 2015 1

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

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