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03-08-12...Thursday features ...with "The Daily Dazzler"

© Kira Bodensted © Kira Bodensted 3801 posts


“The Daily Dazzler” – is a picture that caught my eye or touched my heart for one reason or another.

Congratulations Fay – today The Daily Dazzler is yours for your impressive portrait – love all the little details ☺

Patrick Stewart by Fay Helfer


Gypsie by FDugourdCaput

Before Coffee by BarbBarcikKeith

Jewels' Golden Eyed Kitten by Bunny Clarke

The Squirrel of my Dreams by Kay Kempton Raade

He is the Moment by ibjennyjenny

One Lazy Afternoon by tinypaws


Snow Monkey by polly470

2150 by peter holme III



Monte Cristo – Junee by Ian English


The Carriage Collection by Dianne English

The Haunting – Monte Cristo, Junee NSW by Ian English

I wish I had the strength by Maria Medeiros

Dark Angel by Maria Medeiros


The last metro by Dwarkan


The Siren by Rhenastarr


The Cockles of my Heart.. by linmarie

I Want Your Love by Maria Medeiros

Pez-ojo by Barbara Bezina

Sola by Barbara Bezina


Steal My Soul by Keith Reesor


Seahorses by viennablue

The magician by Catrin Welz-Stein


Yellow Feather Clan of the Bear by Reynaldo

Apart At The Seams by Reynaldo


Siblings by Juliane Porter

Sleeping Girl by JolanteHesse

Did her eyes move just now?"
Course not silly…you’re imagining things again"
I could swear they moved though"
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No they didn’t…she’s been the same for six weeks now…they don’t expect any change…Well any way as I was saying…he said he would pick me up at a quarter to eight and it was nine before he sashayed in…I tell you"…
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Look..they moved again"
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Lainey could hear the two nurses quite clearly even though she couldn’t see them…in fact she could hear them for a few days now…she was tired…had been really tired when she fell ..she pieced it together from overheard snatches…it seemed that when she fell, she hit her head and went into a coma…she had been simply standing on a chair hanging a canvas, when she slipped sideways on to the floor…
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Well anyway he said"…the second nurse, the one with the boyfriend started up again..Lainey knew all about that boyfriend now…how he let her down again and again, then made it up by taking her out for a meal or on his bike, what she wore when they went out together, and on and on….by now she wanted to scream “shut up”, but found she couldn’t move her lips, so she screamed it in her head…that was when the first nurse said “did you hear something?” and Lainey thought that she might have actually said it out loud…but nurse #2 pooh poohed it, saying “You must be crazy”
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Lainey was an artist…a good one and a successful one…lately though it seemed she had run out of steam…she wasn’t selling as well…she ran out of inspiration too…everything seemed stale…what worked beautifully years before, didn’t work any more…galleries were beginning to make excuses, and agents pleaded too many artists on their books…
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When exactly did she begin to lose touch?…was it after that last visit home?…she had gone in response to another pleading letter from her father…found him in bed with a cold…nothing serious, but again he begged her to come home and look after him…the last woman she had found had left, as did all the others before her…they could not take his endless carping criticism….not for the first time Lainey felt the sharp pang that the loss of her mother the year before always caused when she thought of her…she knew that her fathers grief had made him bitter…had turned him into a sour old man before his time…but how could she move back home…her work was in the city, her subject matter architecture…to earn enough to keep them both she had to go back…
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Depression set in and that was when the work began to suffer…or was it earlier than that?….was it since her mother had died the year before?
Lainey recalled happier times when she would visit home…behind the house was the field where daisies grew in abundance every summer…they would go there and pick some for her to take back to the city…it was the same field she played in as a child…the last time she went the daisies were still there, but her mother wasn’t…she didn’t have the heart to pick any for herself…
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But she decided she would go back as soon as she got better, go back and paint those daisies….she could picture them quite clearly in her minds eye…for she was determined to get better…who knew, today she could hear….tomorrow, she might open her eyes….
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Lainey became aware that the nurses were now moving around and tidying up, for the specialist’s visit…
He came in and did a cursory examination…“No change?”
“No change”…
“But” said nurse #1…
“Yes?”
“Oh…Nothing"

Lainey's Daisies by Janis Zroback
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Violette by autumnsgoddess

FYI: All images are chosen for their image quality…not by Artist names. Artists may receive more than one feature at a time,
if their image meets the judging requirements.

We feature THE BEST and remove the rest – every day!

THANK YOU all for the Outstanding work
Have a wonderful creative day ..see y’all tomorrow ☺
hugs…Kira ♥

Dwarkan Dwarkan 187 posts

Very proud to be part of your selection :-)
Thanks a lot Kira !!

viennablue viennablue 2599 posts

beautiful selection, thank you so much for including my ‘Seahorses’, many congratulations to all the featured artists, wonderful work :-)

FDugourdCaput FDugourdCaput 689 posts

great selection, thank you for including me and congratulations for all other talented artists featured

Catrin Welz-Stein Catrin Welz-Stein 43 posts

These are all so beautiful! A lovoly selection, congrats to all artists! Thank you including my work too Kira!

Dianne English Dianne English 224 posts

Wow ! A gallery of stunning work, thanks for putting this together Kira, it is always a joy to find mine there along with all this talent, congrats to all

© Janis Zroback © Janis Zroback 6567 posts

Thank you so much Kira…I am so pleased to see my painting featured here…a lovely collection of work…

Ray-d Ray-d 114 posts

Another inspiring choice.

Sally Griffin Sally Griffin 3775 posts

very nice selection, Kira!! congratultions to all featured today!

linmarie linmarie 2533 posts

Congratulations everyone, another stunning and emotional and motivational gallery… beauty and brilliance…breath taking and astounding. I am thrilled to be included with all of these art pieces. peace, love, light and inspiration to all!

Seth  Weaver Seth Weaver 162 posts

A gorgeous gallery of AWESOME art and talent. My CONGRATULATIONS to all the superb artists featured here. Thank you Kira for selecting my “Cheek to Cheek” to be included here.

Cindy Schnackel Cindy Schnackel 4605 posts

Nice work everyone, congrats!

Lynn Hughes Lynn Hughes 99 posts

A fantastic display of very talented artists congratulations to you all

Lucinda Walter Lucinda Walter 9578 posts

Congratulations to all the featured artists!

Reynaldo Reynaldo 215 posts

congrats to all peers and many thanks to you Kira dear for all your fine and hard work in putting together this page of talented peers

╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮ ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita... 10596 posts

☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
/▌˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
/ \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ Congratulations to all wonderful pictures nice selections Nicely done and presented by all

peter holme III peter holme III 766 posts

thank you kira! congrats to all!

Bunny Clarke Bunny Clarke 2070 posts

Congratulations to all the featured artists. :o)

Keith Reesor Keith Reesor 790 posts

Beautiful and amazing collection Kira!! Congrats to all the artists!!
Thank you so much for including me!! :)

tinypaws tinypaws 1240 posts

Well done everyone!!The selection is beautiful!!And real honour to be chosen aswell.;))
Kira and all the ladies,… hope a wonderfull week,for Womans day.<3

Rhenastarr Rhenastarr 303 posts

A gorgeous collection Kira, thanks for including my work. Congrats to my fellow artists, it is an honor to be among so many talented individuals.

Kay Kempton Raade Kay Kempton Raade 639 posts

Thanks so much, Kira. What a lovely bunch!

Sybille Sterk Sybille Sterk 1512 posts

Thanks so much Kira for including my hycinth in this lovely collection. Congrats to everyone else. xoxo