So Soon Gone by Lois  Bryan

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Featured in Tables and Chairs June 17, 2012.
Featured in Art Universe June 21, 2011.
Second Place in the “A Single Seat” challenge in Tables and Chairs group September 14, 2009.
Featured in Object Studies and Concepts August 16, 2009.
Featured in Nikon D40 (x) Users July 27, 2009.
Featured in The Grunge Art Gallery July 26, 2009.
Featured in Feminine Intent July 26, 2009.
Featured in Imaginative Realism July 26, 2009.

I’m referring to childhood, of course …

This little chair was given to my husband when he was a little boy by his mom and dad. His nephew sat in it and then my daughter and my son and now my grandson. How quickly the days of childhood fly away … to those of you with young ones in your lives, treasure every moment … every bump and bruise, every bright moment of wonder, every smile, every tear!! So soon gone!!

Kenny Loggins’ House At Pooh Corner on You Tube

The image of the chair and of the butterfly were taken with the Nikon D40x. They were combined in Photoshop with textures from CG Textures and Skeletalmess.

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    how gorgeously evocative – you treatment is outstanding!! awesome work my great friend

  • Hello dear Maggie!!!! Thank you, sweetie!!! I’m so glad you liked this one, hon!!!! Hugzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 5 years ago


  • Hi Tara!!!! Thank you, thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RanyLutz
    RanyLutzover 5 years ago

    Great composition and treatment. We have two little rockers like this.

  • Hi Rany!!!! Thank you!!!!! This little chair is so well made … I can easily sit on it now without fear for its life, lol!!!! Took the original image about a year or more ago and could never quite figure out how to showcase it. Thank heavens for great textures and butterfly shots, lol!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 5 years ago

    I love the image and the sentiment behind it, Lois.
    So true and a bit sad……..
    – Bobbi

  • Bobbi … thank you so much!!! Yes, it sad … sweet and sad… we look back on our own childhoods … hopefully mostly happily … and we see our own little babies become wonderful young men and women … sweet and sad … yep!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    I’m crying!!!!
    It’s gorgeous and poignant and amazing!!!!!!

  • Oh, Robin handing you the tissue box Now, now, sweetie!!!!! It’s the circle of life … going exactly as it should. Now … close the laptop cover and go paint!!!!! Isn’t that what you’re supposed to be doing today??? Come on … we’re waiting to see you combine your paint frenzy with your photographic skills!! Now GO!! SCOOT!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Lois very nice textures make it all the more poignant:))

  • thank you so so much!!! I’ve had the rocker shot for ages … and a good shot … I loved the shadow and light … but it never said quite enough. The textures and the butterfly finally got it going!!!

    – Lois Bryan

    IMAGES2VIEWover 5 years ago

    This is WOW, and what you say is so very true, I know only too well how fast they grow, and now I’m having twins I will treasure every moment like it is my last!
    this image is no less the Perfect in every way possible

  • Thank you!!!! And oh, how lovely for you!!!!!! Bless your heart … and your family!!!! Sooo exciting!!! Yes, you’re in it up to your eyeballs, aren’t you … well … the advice (grandmotherly advice, lol) is very pertinent to you especially … don’t blink … it truly does go by so fast!!!! WOOSH!!! So, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!! Hugzzz

    – Lois Bryan

  • Linda Gregory
    Linda Gregoryover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous, Lois. So simple yet powerful.

  • Thank you so very much, Linda … what a lovely, lovely comment. I appreciate it and your kind visit!!!! Have a lovely weekend!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Such a powerful and beautiful image Lois…full of happy memories although unseen…its there in your minds eye. Fabulous hon.

  • Hiii Wynnie!!!!! Thank you my darling girl!!!!! I’m truly happy that you liked this one!!!!! Hugzzz!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thank you!!! I appreciate your lovely note very much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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