27 August 2010


he theme for the week's Photo Hunt is framed, What to choose? Here's another outing of a photo of a painting my dear friend Suzy Ripley did of the not-wife for me as a birthday present. The not-wife's father framed it beautifully but I don't have a pic of the frame (It is off the wall and in storage until we repaint)

48 comments:

Andrew Scott said...

Very very nice. And a nice rendering of the two NotMice too

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wait. There are mice in the painting? I am bemused, as usual.

It's really nice to have a painting of oneself or a loved one. Was she really wearing that long, blue dress or is that her in another, earlier century? ;-) Quite elegant in any event.

Good choice for "framed". I haven't played Photo Hunt in a long time. Thanks for the reminder. It's a fun one!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Andrew, It was a very popular present. The not-wife liked it very much

Ah Sphinx, Andrew is referring to Ted and Robyn.. being cats they are of course not mice!

I like Photo Hunt even if it can be a head scratcher to match a photo to the theme (without stretching it as I do all the time!)

Andrew Scott said...

Eh... No. there are NotMice, ie Cats. As in Jam's use of NotW... Oh, Never mind... Apologies for the confusion. I do it a lot (ie confuse, then apologise)

Andrew Scott said...

Oh, and I've done it again cos Jam's explanation popped in between my NotCat Click (mouse click) and the comment appearing.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Andrew Scott, the lord of misrule strikes again!

Stan said...

That's a lovely painting and gift, Jams. Worth a re-post when the frame's... back in the frame?

Carver said...

Wonderful painting on the not wife and I love the way they cats and flowers are included. Happy Weekend.

And Miles To Go... said...

what a beautiful choice for today.

ewok1993 said...

that is really beautiful. a treasure.

happy weekend.

Sean Jeating said...

Indeed, worth a frame!

Annie said...

I love this painting (and so cool that the kitties are in the frame too!). Happy weekend.

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone!

Claude said...

WOW! You really will take me, when I return as a cat, to live with this beautiful pas-la-femme et ses chats? You promised....

YTSL said...

Your "not-wife" mentions get me giggling, jams. No conventional "girlfriend" or "significant other" for you, huh? :b

jmb said...

LOL. I thought for once you would be not "stretching" but no, circumstances, all explained, do not allow straight forward. Lovely anyway.

Happy weekend to you.

Kay Dennison said...

Lovely!!!!! Both the painting and the not-wife!!!!!

EastCoastLife said...

That's a lovely painting. I want to get one done before I'm all wrinkled. :)

Happy weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

My dad is a painter and he does all his own framing. Me I just take photographs.

CRIZ LAI said...

Cool painting with cats. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

archiearchive said...

It will need to be stretched to be reframed :) Great choice with neat allusive stuff in the painting. (oops - allusive makes me a pretentious twat) -

(hope this comment gets through the blogger fence - the past few weeks when I've tried they have all failed)

Life Ramblings said...

what a lovely painting. happy weekend.

Ruth said...

A lovely painting - but definitely cheating on this week's theme!
The not-wife is not-framed :-)

magiceye said...

beautiful take on the theme!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

James Higham said...

Who needs the frame?

Andrew Scott said...

Claude intends to return as a cat!!?? Oh dear. That will be one furry little bundle of mischief. More than a match for any Tom-ish Ted, I reckon

jams o donnell said...

Who indeed, James!

Haha Andrew, Ted would be under Claude's dew claw in seconds!

beakerkin said...

Obviously the work of imagination the real Ted has been in one photo with another life form

Greyscale Territory said...

This painting is really beautiful! The lovely figure seems framed by Nature as if she is in tune with it!

ipanema said...

beautiful painting!

happy weekend! :)

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! a picture without frame, that's the best framed picture I have seen today !!

ian said...

like a goddess she is-

healingmagichands said...

I like that painting, no wonder you love it! So romantic.

http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/photohunt-framed/

Julie said...

My first though as I saw the photo without reading the words was " is she a goddess?" and that means a super big WOW :)

please say "hello" to the not-wife for me, she is beautiful :)

Knatolee said...

Wow, beautiful painting, beautiful not-wife. I love the kitties!

A. @ A Changing Life said...

What a wonderful birthday present, with or without the frame! Hurry up with that repainting.

Alice Audrey said...

It's the magical, invisible because it's in storage frame.

imaginationlane said...

As one born in Ireland, but living in Canada for many years, I love to come across the old expressions I remember from childhood. God knows I was accused of putting on the poor mouth on more than one occasion!

Love the photo of your not-wife. I will be back to check out your intriguing site another time!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Now this is what I call a wonderful birthday gift! It's a lovely shot of a wondrous painting. :-)
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful frame and a wonderful gift!w
Photo Hunt-Framed

sammawow said...

Wow, gorgeous painting of not-wife with not-mice! As always, I love seeing what you come up with - how perfect to have an unframed picture for the framed theme! Love it!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone... Hey Beak have you heard of poetic license?

Maya said...

I am running late this week on my visits. I love the colors used in the painting. It took me a minute to decide what not-wife means.

Sreisaat said...

Beautiful! And like Maya up there, I love the colours -- the shades of purple speak to me =)




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JDeQ said...

Geat take on the theme this week - I've enjoyed looking at the different frames that people have posted. Isn't it wonderful to ahve art with special meaning for you hanging around the house (or in storage *smile*

Have a super weekend.

Liz said...

How lovely. I haven't seen that before but guessed before reading that it was the not-wife.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks!