Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame...Ok, Maybe Ten Minutes

Hello friends..I was looking through a few boxes down in Never..Neverland (my basement and that's a whole other post) and stumbled onto these photos.  It seems at one time I might, and that's a big might, have been considered kind of a hottie as the kids say now a days. Without appearing to be too narcissistic I would like to present the following photos as evidence to my case..he..he..I sound so educated.
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Goodness..I cannot believe that was some 21 years ago. I was a sprightly 34 year old young mom. In case you have not guessed, that's me in the middle. This is the cover of a decorative painting book and the lovely lady in the Lady Liberty shirt is my very first painting teacher, Nancy Tribolet. Nancy was the artist/author of the book and a fabulously talented lady. Ok...stop laughing at my 80's big hair...it was all the rage back then. This was my red hair period..Picasso has his 'Blue 'period and I had my 'Red' period.


This photo brought back painful memories...how you say? Well you cannot see it and my face does not betray my false composure, but my right foot is right smack dab in the middle of a giant Texas fireant mount.....YIKES! Let me tell you those little bastards (please excuse my French) were biting the heck out of dainty slippered and manicured foot.  All that misery aside, I just loved those painted roses that I got to model. Great memories of long ago days of playing with my paints, enjoying good times with friends and basically living the good life.....oh yeah, that was yesterday!
                                         
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 I guess not much has changed..besides my hair color that is, some additional poundage and a few well placed laugh lines ;-) I do believe someone larger than myself is watching out for me. Of course he could have spared me the fireant mount adventure...just saying! 
****Don't forget to pop over for Friday is Pieday****
Until next time be kind and stay creative.

14 comments:

PG said...

You have 'worn' wonderfully well! I'd recognise those kind eyes anywhere. I am sure I can see a small grimace as you model that skirt, but then I know where your foot is. :)

Marion said...

I don't think there has been much of a change over the years. We 50 somethings are the new 30 somethings!!

Wanda said...

Did you model beautiful Tahlula after yourself, Janet? I think I see a resemblance, especially in the hair and those eyes!

Jami @ Cooke Creek said...

I love this post!!!! Made me smile. And yes, maybe wince too...not at your appearance...you're cute as a bug, but for our past fashions. Goodness but I was wearing leggings and long t-shirts around then...talk about frumpy! : )

I think you look wonderful as you are now, by the way.

Heather said...

You have hardly changed! amazing.
I do hope your foot is healed by now! :)

Knitz And Feltz said...

I love this post ~ your writing and your wit is terrific! And, yes, 50 is the new 30!

Tweed Delights said...

Aw, lovely to see all these fab photos of you Janet - being creative obviously keeps you young! Looking good!! :D x

Kelly Ann said...

Love the hair...

Jennifer Juniper said...

I finally get to see my girl! You were beautiful then and more so today :) Your skin is amazing!

janet said...

Aw shucks , now I'm blushing ;-)

Atelier Conti said...

Lordy what we do for beauty! When I blow up the ant photo I think I see you may be about to cry! Gorgeous photos, red hair suits you very well. And yes, you're still just as beautiful. Great story.

Waterrose said...

Oh goodness...going back in time is such fun...well except those ants! I haven't gotten my pictures out for a long time...may do that soon.

Victoria. {TheYummyMummySecrets} said...

Just passing by.
You look fantastic now as you did before.
I think I should put photos away so I can find them in 30 years time.

Maddy said...

I remember those days! I even bought that white/rose print outfit from you and I liked your red hair!