Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lullaby and Goodnight

There's always that "one" toy or that special doll that belonged to your child that you just don't want to "let go".  This was my daughter's first little doll that I put in her cradle the moment she came home.  I remember when she started to look around, she stared at Raggedy Ann..Wow!  Now that I think about it.. I hope it wasn't too scary for her. LOL!  too late!!   It had a wind up in the back, that played "Lullaby and Goodnight" which always helped to put her to sleep.  Many years have passed by since that moment, but some things we never forget....and never put away !!

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  1. When my daughter was at home on her bed was (for 29 years) a teddy bear,and she took it away when she got married! Your artwork and your words ,are so sweet and give me a hint for the near future! Thanks Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much RITA for your lovely comment. Now you have me curious and I look forward to your "future" painting. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  2. This is so very charming Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much JERRY for your generous comment! Glad you like it.!!!

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  3. What a lovely painting, Hilda! This kind of subjects are so different from my usual ones, that I like them even more. A hug!

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    1. thank you TITO...you're so kind. Yes, it's definitely different from what I usually paint!...I think I needed a nice change.. Enjoy this wonderful day, Tito.

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  4. Wow, I think my cousin had exact same one, wind-up thing and all! I love it, Hilda - especially the little stripey legs peeking out. So sweet. ♥

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    1. thank you KAREN for your comment. Raggedy Ann's dress is slowly falling apart and I keep fixing it. LOL

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  5. Magnifique peinture sur la nostalgie de l'enfance... Félicitations!

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    1. thank you so much OLIVIER for stopping by and commenting. I love the past...so many beautiful memories...

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  6. Hello Hilda, beautifullll doll! oh, how tender tribute to a wonderful time it was.. It brings back memories of my son's toys, too. I have everything saved as a treasure.
    Hugs.

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    1. thank you so much CAROLINA for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I think we Mom's do the same thing...don't we? We hold on to the memories as long as we can.. Hugs!!

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  7. what a wonderful painting and lovely memory - I love it!

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    1. thank you MYRA...I'm so glad you like Raggedy! Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  8. LOL, funny you should wonder if it scared her, Hilda. My daughter was terrified by eyes and I had to turn all her toys facing the wall at night. It was some ritual. Her brother had an alarm clock with Sesame Street's Ernie and Bert on it with those big eyes and he would put it in his doorway so she wouldn't go in his room. It worked. Your Raggedy Ann is adorable.

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    1. That is so funny, CAROL!! What a visual!! but your son knew how to keep her out! and I can imagine all her dolls facing the wall..too cute! Sounds like an exciting household. LOL...Glad you like Raggedy Ann

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  9. I thought it was the actual doll until I saw the caption. The detail, in the dress particularly, is really brilliant! This find a home in most nurseries in the world (get prints!?)


    We have a similar story to Carol (Blackburn) ... even now they line up facing the wall in my granddaughter's bedroom ...and she's 21!

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    1. thank you so much for your wonderful comment, JOHN!! I'm glad I painted this because it really is falling apart..I could make her a new dress, but it wouldn't be the same..as far as the line up facing the wall.. too funny..even at 21! Getting prints is probably a good idea..hmmmm! Enjoy the rest of the evening.

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  10. I love this so much Hilda! I love the story and that you painted this much loved doll. You've inspired me to do that too. :))

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    1. I'm SO glad you like this, CRYSTAL! and happy that I've inspired you. Your boys are still young so I'm sure they have their special toys around! Someday in the future, I hope to see a painting!! Enjoy your day!!

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  11. You are so right, Hilda! My daughter had a little brown fur bunny (that looked just like a real bunny - especially the ears that were laid back instead of up), and it never left her side. When she got older, that bunny went to stay with family and close friends who were ill at home or in the hospital. There was something so magical about that bunny, it always seemed to make people better no matter how sick they were. Maybe it was that well-worn, well-loved little brown body! It always returned to my daughter, and she has it to this day.

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    1. thank you for that comment, CLAIRE! Such a sweet story.! These special toys and dolls that children cherish are definitely magical...to them and to others.!

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  12. Oh my goodness - I thought it was the real doll and just realized this is another of your amazing paintings! WOW!!!

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    1. You're so funny, CLAIRE...glad you like Raggedy Ann!!! Enjoy your day.

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  13. My girls had a "kitty kitty" and a "teddy teddy," their names for their favorite stuffed animals. I saved them for many years but the girls have since lost them. Love your story to go with this precious dolly. I always wanted a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy set. Maybe someday!

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    1. I always look at those dolls they have in magazines that look so incredibly realistic and say...someday I'll buy it! Glad you liked it and that you stopped by SHERRY!!

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  14. This is completely gorgeous and you must have guessed it's just my kind of subject! And so different for you to paint this! It's fabulous! :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA for stopping by and commenting on Raggedy! It was definitely different for me but a nice change...and a fun painting.! I'm glad you like it!!

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  15. Raggedy Ann is beautiful, Hilda!
    Sentimental pieces have a special hold on our hearts.

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    1. I'm so glad you like Raggedy, DEAN!! Sentimental pieces are such wonderful subjects for us! Enjoy your day!!

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    1. thank you JESSICA! I appreciate your comment! Glad you stopped by.

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  17. Lovely memories, Hilda. She really does look like Raggedy Anne, ready to go to bed with your daughter.

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    1. thank you KATHRYN for commenting!! I appreciate you stopping by!! Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  18. Memories are so precious to us and this doll obviously brings them back to you. How sweet!

    Great job on the painting, Hilda. The color is fabulous, especially that wonderful teal background that reacts so well with the Ann's red hair.

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    1. I had so much fun painting her hair!! Glad you like her, CAROL!! thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Wow!! I thought it was a photo... absolutely gorgeous drawing dear Hilda!!! And what a sweet story :)
    Warm regards.

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    1. thank you so much KONSTANTINA for your generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  20. Hi Hilda,

    Your work is wonderful as usual. Love the fact that you are posting. Hilda, join facebook, you don't know what you are missing. I only use if for my art and don't post family info. Check it out, your work should be shown.

    Take care,
    Joan

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    1. Hi JOAN!! thank you for your wonderful comment! I truly appreciate it...I am on facebook..however, I don't contribute..Just love to see family photos once in awhile. I guess I feel more comfortable having a blog. I never thought of putting my art there. Something to think about!!

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  21. Het is zo'n schattig schilderij zo aandoenlijk heel mooi gedaan lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you DANIELLE for stopping by and commenting ...I appreciate it!!!

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  22. What a great memory! Lovely job on the painting of the doll...she looks like she's in great shape.

    I will let you know when my plein air group has our show in December. Joan Sicignano is also in that group. It is usually a really nice show.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment, JOAN...I wouldn't miss the show! I'll be waiting for details....

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  23. Thank you for sharing the memory. She was a favorite doll of mine too.

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    1. thank you MARIA for stopping by to comment. I appreciate it. Raggedy Ann was a popular doll in its day....I always liked baby dolls with mushed in faces..like they were crying..LOL

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  24. a lovely memory-))))))
    and sure a beautiful painting,i can see your love in your beautiful colors -))))
    you know that i lover your paint very very mutch(sorry about my bad english)
    kisses and hug Hilda
    Christa

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    1. thank you CHRISTA for your lovely comment! I appreciate you stopping by and your English is wonderful!!...

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  25. What a sweet story to go with the sweet painting!

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    1. thank you so much KIMBERLY! Glad you like her!!

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  26. Adoramos o seu post,maravilhoso.
    Desejamos a você uma ótima sexta feira.
    Beijos da Glorinha.
    Recomendamos seu blog no Google +1
    http://sbrincos.blogspot.com.br

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    1. thank you so much ROGERIO! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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  27. Fabulous little dolly painting Hilda with lovely memories attached too.

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    1. thank you so much LAURA! We never forget those special moments! Right? Glad you like her!!

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  28. I love this one Hilda! Such a sweet sharing of a special memory...you are such a blessing to all.

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY!! You're so kind to say that...I appreciate it and thank you for that comment.

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  29. perfect choice for your eye for fabric. Love the way you did the dress pattern and the details on the face are amazing. It is like I have Raggedy Ann right here in my hands. Once again I love reading your story.

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    1. thank you JULIE! I enjoyed painting this little Raggedy Ann doll. Very different for me ..I appreciate you stopping by.!!

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  30. Love this, Hilda! Brings bak so many memories for me. I think I had every size Raggedy Ann and Andy. Was my whole room theme for a long time. Wonderful painting!

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    1. I appreciate your comment, CAROL! We always seem to remember those special toys!! I think Raggedy was very popular in her day! Enjoy the rest of your day,!!

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  31. really really cute. Made me smile. Thanks for sharing..

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    1. thank you PRABAL!! A fun painting for me!!

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  32. Hello Hilda:) The way you tell about it I could hear the sound of that song and dreamed away a little bit:) I love the painting, so cute and so sweet. Love it very much!

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    1. You're so kind, RENATE!! A very nice comment...thank you so much!!

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    1. Thank you MARI!!! You're so kind!! Hugs!!

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  34. Un doux et merveilleux souvenir... Simplement tant d'amour dans cette petite poupée...

    J'ai manqué plusieurs de vos publications et je viens de me réjouir du bon moment que je viens de passer à revenir en arrière et à admirer l'ensemble de "votre ou ton" (je préfère le "ton")travail, excellent!
    Tu as un talent immense et une grande sensibilité.
    Je te fais de gros bisous

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    1. they were very sweet memories, MARTINE..we never forget them..right? Thank you for stopping by and for your very generous comment, MARTINE. Hugs!!!

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  35. Hilda, what a touching post and what a way to go back the memory lane and preserve those treasures! It is beautiful and now I am beginning to think if I can do the same thing, I have my son's first toy, a little penguin :-)

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    1. Thank you so much PADMAJA for that beautiful comment. When the doll is gone someday, I will always have this memory! I hope to see a painting of that special little penguin that belonged to your son.!!

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  36. Very well done Hilda. This must have been fun to paint with it having so much emotional history.

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    1. thank you NANCY! this was definitely a fun painting for me.!! Glad you stopped by.

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  37. Parece una fotografía. Preciosa.

    Saludos

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    1. Gracias ROSA por tu comentario!!! Lo agradezco !!! Un abrazo!!

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  38. Efectivamente, eso no se olvida nunca, amiga Hilda. Ahora menos, con esta preciosa pintura!
    Me gusta mucho!
    Un abrazo

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    1. Gracias JOSH por tu comentario muy generoso! Esoy contenta que te ha gustado! Un abrazo!!!

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  39. hi hilda! lovely painting of raggedy! and sierra is simply stunning! thank you so much for your very kind words and support. it means so much. i'm taking it a day at a time and counting on tim's presence and friends like you! hugs, suz

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    1. thank you SUZANNE for stopping by and for your sweet comment.!! Tim will always be with you and you can always count on me as well. Yes..., one day at a time!!
      Hugs!

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  40. Hello, Dear! I've just discovered your lovely blog, and I'm now following you ~ so nice to meet you!
    Best,
    Anne

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    1. Thank you ANNE for stopping by and for your wonderful comment! Welcome to my blog..

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  41. This brings back so many memories! I love it!

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    1. thank you SUSAN!! Aren't these memories wonderful! I'm so glad you like Raggedy!!Enjoy the rest of the Evening.

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  42. Another charming portrait!This makes me want to paint dolls, what great fun and color!

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    1. Thank you MARY!! I hope to see some doll paintings from you someday!...this was a fun painting!

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  43. Vero, passano gli anni ma i ricordi restano per sempre!! felice giornata...ciao

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  44. thank you so much GIANCARLO for stopping by and yes, the memories do remain forever! Enjoy this wonderful day.!

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  45. She was my favorite growing up! What a wonderful piece of art. YOu did a wonderful job! :) And thank you for commenting on my blog - I really appreciate the support!

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  46. thank you so much!! I'm glad you stopped by and happy that you liked Raggedy. You always have interesting posts on your blog, Heather!! Enjoy your day!!

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  47. this post is a total "aaaawwwww". ! It's great that you made a painting of the first doll. You did a wonderful job! :)

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    1. thank you CELESTE!!! SO glad you like Raggedy! She's always been a special doll. Enjoy your day!!!!

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  48. That's the perfect subject for a painting! I love how you cropped close to the doll, like she's right there in front of me to pick up and hold. Very beautiful work! (I have a doll in my basement just like that, I should get her out and give her a place of honor)

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    1. thank you so much KATHERINE for stopping by and commenting on Raggedy Ann! I hope to see your "special" doll someday!!

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  49. Aw..this post totally touched my heart..so very beautiful and so very special! Wonderful!
    Victoria

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  50. You're so kind, VICTORIA!! Thank you for stopping by and for your nice comment..I appreciate it.!!

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  51. Just precious Hilda, what a wonderful story and a great subject.

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  52. thank you so much BARBARA!!! I appreciate you stopping by and for your very nice comment. Have a wonderful Evening!

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  53. Such a sweet painting Hilda! You caught that Raggedy Ann perfectly. My son had a silky bear that he carried around until he was 6 or 7 years old. That thing is so tattered and worn...it's been sewn a dozen times. After seeing your work here I feel inspired to paint it or draw it. It's in my hope chest. Boys don't keep that sort of thing. LOL. I am putting it on my art to-do list. :)

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    1. I think its time to take that silky bear out of the hope chest, LISA. I hope to see it posted some day!! I'm glad you like this painting. Thank you for stopping by...Have a wonderful day.

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  54. Un retrato hermoso, tierno y con un significado muy especial. Cuántos preciosos recuerdos te traera esta muñeca, seguro que tenías una gran sonrisa mientras lo pintabas.
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias, CONCHI por tu comentario! Lo agradezco! Es verdad ..tenia una gran sonrisa pintando esta muneca!! Un abrazo!

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  55. This is such a precious painting Hilda, like the Raggety Ann, I would not let go of it!

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    1. thank you so much DANA for your kind comment! I'm so glad you like Raggedy!! Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  56. Your story is so emtional, and your doll so cute. Bravo. And have a good week, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much SYLVIANE for your lovely comment!!

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  57. Que maravillosamente tierno.
    Saludos Hida.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, OLGA por tu comentario!

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