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Old 29-01-2016, 18:13   #1
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My boat imortalized

Hey everyone, just wanted a moment to honor my mother's abilities. She told me she painted a portrait of my boat, titled "Spanish Dancer" which is the name we are christening the boat with this spring.
She entered in an art show and won first prize, and now it gets to hang on my wall!
Obviously I'm quite proud of her.
Thanks for listening:-)
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Old 29-01-2016, 18:29   #2
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Congratulations to her, beautiful painting!!


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Old 29-01-2016, 19:20   #3
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That really is a beautiful painting. Inspires me to share a verse or two. I'll share someone else's though.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
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chris mac,

Why, bless her heart! There's so much love in there, even I can see it! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My boat imortalized

This made me think of a funny story from Ellery Thompson, the old fisherman profiled by Joseph Mitchell in The New Yorker decades ago. Thompson was a good amateur painter on the side. All the local fishing boat captains wanted paintings done of their boats -- and they wanted the boat depicted in a storm, preferably at the moment of being struck by lightning.

Your mom obviously took a different view of how to properly paint a boat . . .

(For more on Ellery Thompson, get a copy of his memoir Draggerman's Haul, or read Mitchell's profile in Up in the Old Hotel.)
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Beauty... a talented Mom..
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Thanks all. This is the pic she based it off of.
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She did a great job!
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THAT'S AWESOME!

Although it looks like your mom leaned a little harder on the main halyard than you did in the reefed pic...
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