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Sophie's World

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Out at Honzay's Farm looking for watercolor scenes with my little Canon Sure-Shot in the winter of 2002. The cats always followed me around on these picture taking expeditions. I was just working up the kind of Andrew Wyeth scene I was looking for when one cat sat down right in front of me kneeling in the snow. Instead of saying "Shoo Cat!" I took the picture that won a blue ribbon in the Country Fair in the summer. Of course, the title comes from Wyeth's "Christina's World."

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  1. pen3ya 103 months ago | reply

    How lovely!

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  3. ronaldstephens 103 months ago | reply

    It is so nice to have models that understand the art of taking pictures and can pose for you naturally instead of having to be told what to do. Sophie must have been familiar with Wyeth's work.

  4. nkimadams 103 months ago | reply

    O yes, cats always manage to get into the pictures you are taking. Did you see Zeus in the one of the Easter table? I didn't even know he was there. Whenever Alisha takes pictures of Tru, Mary Ann always runs into the scene, or past the camera real fast just as she shoots! "Take a picture of ME, silly. I am the beautiful one!"

  5. labugambilia 103 months ago | reply

    Beautiful Sophie, in that frozen & nice world!!
    I love your collages...!

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  7. Lishyloo [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    this is glorious. we need to blow this one up and frame it for my house. i just opened the window for marianna and she is so cute listening to the birds. she is so smart.

  8. 11:19 [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

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    so lovely!!

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  10. gypsygiana [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

    Wyeth is one of my favorite artists.....I have the famous master bedroom hanging in the livingroom..........his museum is not far from me, I haven't been there yet.
    Love this picture you have created......

  11. nkimadams 102 months ago | reply

    Thanks, all! And gypsyglana, you are very fortunate to be so close to the Wyeth museum. I envy you the ease of seeing his originals. The prints are NOTHING compared to the originals. My brother and I saw the Helga show in Omaha some years back. It was stunning to me -- life-changing. His watercolors are so good you cannot believe it was possible to be SO free and do such great work. We studied these paintings as closely as we could to discover his "secrets" and came away as confused as ever. It seems that he was able to lay down large, messy washes with some careful detail work and have it all work like a miracle.

  12. mrbill78636 102 months ago | reply

    Keeping the barn mouse free.....

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