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    GoddessOfHellFire says:

    "Renee ~ my kindred spirit!
    what wonders you have produced
    and how lucky I am to have some original ATC's of yours!
    your textures are pure heaven to work with!
    Thanks so much for shareing your talents,
    and wonderful finds
    as well as being most inspiring!
    much love & creative spirit!

    September 2nd, 2009

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    Elsita (Elsa Mora) says:

    "You are not only a wonderful, genuine and inspiring Artist (browsing through your creations is a real pleasure) but you are also a rare generous soul, hard to find in these days! I saw your gallery of textures etc. and I was stunned to see that you were happy to share them with us. You have given us a treasure and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for it. I have been using some of them as backgrounds for my self-portraits and I am sooo happy with the results. You have also inspired me to create my own backgrounds, THANK YOU AGAIN. I wish you all the best things in your art and life in general.
    Much love!
    Elsita :)"

    March 11th, 2009

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    Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie says:

    "Playingwithbrushes's images are a magical antique heaven, full of treasures and exquisite details and subjects: beautiful silk, lace, baby dresses, vintage photos, beautiful grandchildren... all done so well, and with wonderful light and gorgeous processing.
    She has wonderful taste and is a wonderful, kind and talented artist, as well as kindly sharing borders and textures and vintage treasures.
    I love everything that you do! Thank you"

    February 6th, 2009

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    Silvia Cachia says:

    "Playingwithbrushes is the first person that added me as a contact. And I was VERY LUCKY, because she has become a wonderful inspiration. Her photography is exquisite. Ghostbones describes the feeling of visiting her photostream very well. She is a very kind friend who always has a word for you. She can truly appreciate art, family, and class.
    Thanks for your wonderful world you have created with your photography!"

    August 9th, 2008

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    historical lettuce says:

    "If you ever feel in need of some country charm and nostalgia, then "Playingwithbrushes" is the place to go, it's like visiting that special aunt you've always loved.
    As you browse through Renee's wonderful memorabilia, you can almost smell the scent of firewood burning, fresh cut flowers and old fashioned sugar cookies cooking in the oven,
    what beautiful aromas to greet her guests.
    Personally, I don't know Renee, and I've had her as a contact here on Flickr, but after taking the time to set and visit, I now consider her a friend, and a link to those wonderful memories that have gotten set aside by time but never forgotten.
    Thanks for the wonderful journey .........time well spent."

    July 23rd, 2008

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    Pam j says:

    "Playingwithbrushes is the most Wonderful Lady; she was one of the first contacts I made when I discovered Flickr! I think we sort of grew together, but her work out shines my efforts by a long way, she is always turning out the most stunning altered art, and her photography is just stunning and always manages to capture the softer feminine side of life,

    Keep up the fantastic work
    Pam x"

    June 3rd, 2007

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    seaside rose garden says:

    "Playing with Brushes is a kind soul! She has exquisite taste, is overflowing with artistic talent, and always has an encouraging word!

    May 4th, 2007

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    Worlds.Apart says:

    "so creative and talented. she always has great ideas and she helps me with so many things!!! I think I get my creativeness from her =] I'm so glad and so blessed that she is my grandma. i love you!!!"

    April 25th, 2007

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    dudadaze3 says:

    "Almost all of my favorites are found among this woman-of-great-taste's favorites and photos! My flickr experience is so much better because of her."

    February 7th, 2007

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    Kimhotep says:

    "How can I be the first one writing a testimonial here??

    I want to live in Playingwithbrushes' gorgeous photo stream. It's a consistently rewarding treasure hunt, a box of postcards from a gracious world full of fun, color, and whimsy. What a great place to refuel the muse!

    (I also want access to her fabric stash, & 1/10th of her garage sale talent - holy cow woman, how do you do it?)"

    January 25th, 2007

July 2006
Western Colorado
I am:
Female and Taken
Mother, Artist, Craftsperson