My Best Friend Jane by Lois  Bryan

Featured in Grunge it Up October 27, 2012.
Featured in _Still Life Fine Art and Food Photography October 29, 2012.*
Featured in From The Heart October 9, 2012.
Featured in Creative, Talented and Unknown October 8, 2012.
Featured in If It Does Not Belong October 7, 2012.
Featured in Just For You October 7, 2012.
Featured in Freedom to Shine October 7, 2012.

“My Best Friend, Jane”

Jane Austen is my best friend. She has never failed to take me out of whatever crisis the universe has decided to hurl my way and land me safely in a place peopled by the most authentic personalities. They may have been born (penned, of course) in the very early 1800s, but are as contemporary and vital and hilarious and genuine as if they lived next door to me. I know them all. I love them all. Yes, I hear voices. The voices of my friends.

Once again, my thanks to Jerry Jones, Shadowhouse Creations, for the texture.

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Hey John!!! Thank you so much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    My favourite things – books; one of my favourite authors – Jane Austen. All captured in a magic image by one of my favourite artist – you! What more could one ask for. Love this, Lois, especially those intimate brown tones. Bravo. x

  • Agnes, you darling girl … I have another version that I just couldn’t get the angle right for … it includes a small glass of port right in front there … lol … now THAT’S perfection!!!! A rainy day, Emma or Lizzy … and a glass of port!!! AHHHH!!!! Let the rest of the world go by, baby!!!!!! hugzzz!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 2 years ago

    Love this Lois! Beautiful composition and light!

  • Thanks, Robin!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Odd-Jeppesen
    Odd-Jeppesenover 2 years ago

    This has all the warmth and comfort I associate with spending time with a good book,

  • Oh, Odd … wonderful of you to say that!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

    Really like this photograph, it gives the feeling of a comfort, a treasured friend as your description states. A good photo should display emotion… and this certainly does.


  • Roger, what a lovely, lovely thing to say … thank you so very much!!!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

  • Truly appreciated, Roger … thank you again!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 2 years ago

    I love Jane Austin too, great image, Lois! Dee

  • Darling Dee .. can you see that they’ve been rather well-worn??? LOL!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 2 years ago

    A beautiful still life, perfectly aged with warm tones. This photo is so rich and inviting, it makes me want to go sit down with my own good book and a cup of something and just get lost…..
    Beautiful work, Lois!!!

  • Oh, Christine, that’s such an awesome response … thank you so so much … there is a version of this shot in the computer with a nice glass of port … but I couldn’t get happy with the angle … so you have my permission to go pour yourself a nice glass and enjoy, enjoy!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 2 years ago

    This is a WINNER! It has all the hallmarks of a HIT!

  • Bonnie, you sweetheart … thank you so much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I love this, nothing better than a good book, it’s easy to fall in love with the characters.

  • Thank you so so much … that’s so true!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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