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in “A Class of Its Own Art Gallery” – 01-27-13

- If a girl stares in a mirror in a dark room lit only by a candle, she might catch a glimpse of her future husband staring back at her in the mirror. (There are many variations to this trick.)
- If a girl wets her scarf in the water into which the melted New Year tin was cast and places it under her pillow for the night, she will see her future spouse in a dream. (The same goes for boys and handkerchiefs.) A coin can be placed under the pillow instead of the wetted scarf/handkerchief.
- Going into the pigsty, a girl asks a pig whether she will be married during the following year. If the pig will grunt, the answer is yes, if it remains silent, the answer is no :-)

Original is a painting by by Karl Briullov (1799 – 1852). From Wikipedia ,Common Domain.
Texture frame courtesy of frozenstocks, DevArt
Cleaned up and some changes made in CS3, Topaz Adjust and Twisted Brush


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  • Yool
    Yoolover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Kira !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Yool. Makes me wonder how life turned out for her ☺

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  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Sarah. Sometimes it feels like I’m all alone here.
    So your lovely comment is much appreciated ☺

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Beautiful colortones and lighting, great portrait Kira, love, xo

  • Thank you very much Anna – glad you like it ☺xx

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    The picture is beautiful and those are some amazing superstitions! Very interesting!

  • Many thanks Jennifer – much appreciated ☺

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work. Love her face and the color you used.

  • Thank you so much Bunny – I really appreciate it ☺

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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    beautiful work

  • Many thanks Angel ☺

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  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    “Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow
    shall take thought for the things of itself.”
    {Matthew. VI. 34}

    A wonderful creation!!! Bill

  • Thank you!

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  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    nicely rendered vintage appeal

  • Glad you like it Dennis – thank you very much for the visit, favs and comments – much appreciated ☺

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  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Kira!! :)

  • Many thanks Keith ☺

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  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonover 1 year ago


  • Thank you very much for this honor razar – so much appreciated ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

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