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Comment by Eddie Hudson on May 7, 2011 at 8:57pm
Here's something I'm working on. It's part of a series. It's called "Expectation." And to give you an idea of my train of thought, I have to decide if it's done. My expectation is that I will add additional color, shocking contrasting color or stick with the current blend. Let me know what you think.
Comment by Eddie Hudson on May 7, 2011 at 8:48pm
Tamara, REALLY LOVE the peacock!!! Actually, the overall composition is incredible! I love the fading touch on the lower right hand corner. I'm a stickler for details like this. Actually - a moment of insight into my character - it explains how I ended up testing software. Identify the details and ensure the smooth delivery of a quality product.
Comment by Brad Leslie on May 7, 2011 at 8:17pm

Dawn--fantastic!  Congratulations!

Enjoy the sundae; you've earned it!

Comment by Brad Leslie on May 7, 2011 at 8:15pm

Tamara, that peacock is beautiful!

Jeremiah, I didn't get teary eyed at Iron Giant.

I full-on wept (in a very good, inspirational, this-is-some-of-the-best-visual-storytelling-I've-ever-seen kinda way). It truly is one of my favorite films and gets me every time I see it.

Comment by Dawn Blair on May 7, 2011 at 5:35pm
Tamara - nice peacock! Really cool.

Matt, Jeremiah, and Jeandre -- I second everything Deby said. Everyone here has so much potential and good things happening that it's great to watch.

Deby - my friend emailed me and let me know that my proof had arrived at the office while I was out yesterday, so I went by to pick it up. I could've hit the button yesterday, but it didn't feel right. Then, all of a sudden, today when my boys and I arrived at Barnes & Noble for our weekly read and drinks, it just seemed like it was time. Fortunately, I had my laptop with me. It was harder to sit there and not throw my arms in the air and scream "Yada!" than to actually push the button.

Sundaes all around tonight!

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Comment by Deby Dearman on May 7, 2011 at 4:43pm

Yes, Dawn congratulations! Were you nervous when you pushed publish? Just wondering . . .


Matt, I was at 48 Days yesterday and saw your Wordtrait hanging on the wall. I'll be hosting my artists weekend there in the same room with your art. I think I'll have to share with the group a little about your unique talent! I'm proud of you and can't wait to sing your praises!


Jason, I love the movie clip! Makes me wanna get up and dance. It gives a great message about being authentic. I appreciate you and, yes, I agree that Billie could include a little flying insect and a 'Bee' to the Be Happy logo. . . in your honor of course. :-)


Jeremiah, It's great that you've jumped in and become family! Thanks for stimulating the conversation. We LOVE that!!


Jeandre, I speak blessing, favor and divine connections over you! Knock it out of the ballpark on Wed. Just know that you've got a band of creatives behind you. If you listen, you'll hear us cheering you on!!!

Comment by Jeremiah Spoon on May 7, 2011 at 3:44pm



Eddie and Jason- My wife just laughed at me because I got teary eyed at the end of Iron Giant. Haha. I'm right there with you.


Matt-Cool stuff. I like the word art. Pretty unique.


Jeandre-Hope things work out well for you at your performance. Sounds like a great experience.

Comment by Eddie Hudson on May 7, 2011 at 3:31pm
Hey Jason, My family has had many a good laugh at my expense over 'inspirational' movies, including that very scene from Sister Act 2. I find myself balling my eyes out, too. But here's an interesting fact: now that I'm painting regularly, the likelihood that I cry during the movies is less. I've kind of figured that it was because I'm finally doing what I love.
Comment by Dawn Blair on May 7, 2011 at 2:12pm

I just hit the publish button and made the print version go live! http://bit.ly/moGFd8


Jason -- thank you, but the reality is that my accomplishments have come after years of working toward them. It's a matter of finally deciding to put the finishing touches on them and get them out there. You'll get there too when all your work just culminates together and starts to become reality -- soon too I'm sure!

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Comment by Jason Garey on May 7, 2011 at 12:36pm

Heys, in case you haven't seen Sister Act 2, it's one of my favorite movies. Tears stream down my face every time I watch this scene. I hope it blesses you. The first lines of the song "Joyful, Joyful" are:

Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver immortal gladness
Fill us with the light
Fill us with the light
Oh, fill us with the light of day......



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