Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hyla

This precious little girl is my brother-in-laws great grandchild, Hyla.
I found the reference picture so perfect for this portrait...why is it perfect?...no teeth!  LOL.  I feel so comfortable painting this in pastels but I would like to paint this in oils someday.  I'm still experimenting with colors and blending, but would love to at least try.....A definite challenge !!

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  1. Yes, a beautiful smile without teeth! The perfect subject! She is glowing!

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    1. thank you so much CATHY!!! I appreciate your comment!!!

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  2. What a beautiful smile Hilda! You did a great job with this painting. The sparkling eyes, the lovely braid and what more could a girl ask for than a blue dress. I just love her. Happy day Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much HELEN!!! I love her smile as well...glad you like her!!

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    1. thank you so much JESSICA for stopping by!

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  4. She is adorable, Hilda. LOL I understand about the teeth. They can be problematic. Enjoy your day!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for your comment!!
      I have gotten better with teeth but I'd rather have a beautiful smile!!

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  5. What a beautiful painting, Hilda. Your subject just sparkles.

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    1. thank you so much PAT for such a nice comment! Enjoy the rest of the weekend..

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  6. Hi Hilda,
    She is an adorable young girl. You have done a superb job. Her [closed-mouth] smile just radiates joy!!! She really is glowing!

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    1. thank you KATHRYN!! I appreciate your very gracious comment! I'm glad you like it..

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  7. Buen trabajo Hilda, el color de la piel, la expresión me gustan mucho, es muy dulce. Felicidades. Un abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, OLGA por un comentario muy amable..Lo agradezco!
      un abrazo!

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  8. Douceur et tendresse...
    Un portrait magnifique d'une petite fille adorable.
    Bravo Hilda et bon week-end.

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    1. thank you OLIVIER!!! you're so kind..I appreciate your lovely comment.... Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

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  9. Hola Hilda. Preciosa obra, con una simpática expresión y una textura sinigual, me imagino que si lo harías en óleo tambien te hubiese quedado asi de espectacular. Abrazos!!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias MERCEDES!!! estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura!
      Un abrazo!

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  10. Una expresión encantadora,Hilda, con unos ojos muy vivos. Mi felicitación por un retrato tan bonito.

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    1. Gracias ANTONIO por tu comentario muy amable..lo agradezco tu visita!
      un abrazo

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  11. Un retrato muy bueno. Pues ánimo y a pintar retratos en óleo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, JULIAN por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable! Lo agradezco!
      Pronto un retrato en oleo??!!
      un abrazo!!!

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  12. It looks so radiant very nicely done Hilda cheers Danielle

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    1. thank you SO much DANIELLE. I'm so pleased that you like this portrait. Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

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  13. HI Hilda! I just scrolled down your blog, and enjoyed seeing the beautiful work you have been doing. This is really gorgeous - nice fresh skin for a beautiful young girl. It's wonderful - the expression and everything else about it!

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE for stopping by and for your very generous comment! She
      was a joy to paint.....Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

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  14. This smiling little girl is really beautiful! A pastel that enchants and brings joy to watch! I admire your great art in portraying the radiant beauty of Hyla,dear Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much RITA...You've made my day with your comment..I'm glad you like this portrait of Hyla! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  15. Geniales todas tus pinturas Hilda,
    enhorabuena,
    la de la granja anterior es fantastica¡¡¡
    un saludo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias JOSE por tu comentario
      muy amable...lo agradezco tu visita!
      un abrazo...

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  16. Es muy hermoso, la niña es dulce, preciosa, tus retratos son muy buenos.

    Un abrazo

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    1. ROSA..tu eres muy amable con su comentario! Lo agradezo!!!
      un abrazo!

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  17. What a cutie. Such a sweet expression. Great skin tones and like the dark hair. You go girl in oil!!!,

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    1. You're so funny NELVIA! I will "try" someday to paint her in oils! I'm so glad you like this portrait..enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  18. What a gorgeous (tooth free) smile. You made her skin just glow. This is beautiful!!!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN! You just put a smile to my face..Enjoy your day!!

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY for stopping by and for your lovely comment!!!

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  20. Oh, Hilda, a living angel, so cute and charming!! Although I only once tried pastels, it was hard for me to make a "blur" in a whole picture's balance. I hope you'll enjoy the challenge.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. thank you so much SADAMI for your very generous comment! I think it will be a challenge...maybe impossible but it might be fun to try.! Enjoy your day..

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  21. Simply perfect, Hilda! She looks soooo happy and relaxed! A real gem!

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    1. thank you SO much for your lovely comment, DEAN! you made my day! Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

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  22. Hilda, qué maravilla de pintura y qué niña más bonita!!!!
    Son preciosas las dos!! Te felicito.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, JOSH por tu visita. Lo agradezco tu comentario de esta nina.
      un abrazo!!!

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    1. muchisimas gracias TINA por tu comentario muy amable..Lo agradezco!!
      un abrazo...

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  24. Precioso retrato y dulce expresion de Hyla. Felicidades querida Hilda

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    1. Gracias EVA por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable de Hyla!! Lo agradezco.
      un abrazo.

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  25. She is absolutely adorable and yo have captured an innocent mischievousness that I just love! Bravo, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN for stopping by and for your comment on Hyla. I had so much fun painting this little girl!!

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  26. Hi Hilda - this is gorgeous. The mouth is still hard to do even without teeth and it is perfect.
    Oils? You will find oils as forgiving as pastels but the colors have to be mixed and I have found that is the hardest for artists trying oils to get used to. Personally, I love oils and feel you will be good at anything you try.

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    1. thank you so much JULIE ..I appreciate your comment and I'm hoping that with practice I will be able to mix the oils to do a portrait. I have problems with skin colors but I will be doing some experimenting. You're so encouraging!!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  27. Oh yes - the teeth thing!! I don't like drawing them either if I can help it, but I do find that they are okay as long as I don't try to paint the lines between each tooth. Instead I just draw the shape of the gums and the shape of the bottom line. Then its a matter of shading.
    Your portrait is just perfect! So beautifully done :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I've been getting better with teeth..again its practice!!
      I'm so glad you like this portrait..you just made my day. Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  28. Beautiful portrait—you've captured a lovely combination of sweetness and wisdom.

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    1. thank you so much LORRAINE for your very generous comment..I tried capturing the innocence of a child...I'm glad you like it!!

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  29. Sweet smile, happy eyes, a lovely portrait. --I find teeth challenging too, but really appreciate an open mouth smile. Well painted, it shows an artist's skill and daring. The only way to get there is to keep choosing those photos.

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    1. thank you LINDA!! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!! You're right,
      choosing the right photo is everything.
      Your portraits have been so good lately!
      Keep them coming! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  30. I like that toothless grin! She looks sweet but knowing, a bit mischievous even. I bet it's a perfectly captured expression - love it!

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    1. thank you KAREN!!! She does look sweet, right? Again, I appreciate your very kind comment..Have a wonderful Evening.

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  31. It's a lovely portrait, Hilda. No matter that there are not teeth. Children sometime don't like show them, for example, my grandchildren.

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    1. thank you JULIAN for stopping by and for taking the time out to comment. I appreciate it!!! Glad you like Hyla!!
      Yes, a lot of children don't want to show those beautiful teeth anyway..!! But that would be better for me..LOL

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  32. hoi Hilda,
    ik vind dit zo mooi lief gezichtje.
    heel goed gedaan.
    groetjes Marja

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    1. thank you so much MARJA!! You're very kind...I appreciate your comment.

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    1. thank you so much KAREN!! I'm so happy you like Hyla! I enjoyed painting her!!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening...!

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  34. Me encantó este retrato a pastel, me gusta mucho esta técnica aunque me decido más por óleo o acrílicos.Buena semana.Besitosssss.

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  35. Muchisimas gracias CARMEN por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable. A mi tambien me gusta el oleo pero estoy mas comodas con el pastel.
    Una buena semana tambien, un abrazo!!!

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  36. HIlda!
    I am running out of compliments!
    Your work is so very, very, very good!
    Take comfort in knowing that your wonderful art is bringing so much pleasure to so many people. Thank you!
    Good luck with the oils! You will do wonders!
    Precious Hyla now has a Precious HIlda work of art!
    Michael

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  37. Thank you MICHAEL!! Such a nice comment..I really appreciate it. I hope I can do this portrait in oils...or maybe another reference picture..I'm so glad you like it. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  38. A beautiful smile that doesn't need a show of teeth to make it glorious. You've made a lovely portrait.

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    1. thank you so much SHIRLEY! I appreciate and value your comment! Glad you stopped by.!!

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  39. This is remarkable Hilda! Love her naughty smile, I am sure she is a child who spreads joy around , you caught that sentiment in this one!

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  40. thank you so much PADMAJA for your very nice comment...I really enjoyed painting this portrait and glad you liked it...enjoy your day.

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  41. Hilda, she is precious! Something about the color blue with dark hair...it goes so so well together. Can't wait to see if you do this in oil.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on "Move". It was touching. xo

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    1. Thank you so much LISA...I appreciate you stopping by and for leaving such a nice comment. I will "try" a portrait in oils!
      Again.."Move" was wonderful...

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  42. Beautiful.. She looks so calm and happy..

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    1. Thank you so much PRABAL!! I'm so glad you like this portrait..you just put a smile to my face! Enjoy the rest of the day..

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  43. Hi Hilda! She is adorable! You have captured her beautiful smile, gesture and glow. I love the skin tones! A smile is hard to paint too, teeth or no teeth and you have done it so well here. I imagine you a pro with any medium! Best wishes!

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  44. thank you CELIA for your visit and comment. You're so kind. I enjoyed painting this pretty girl and waiting for the courage to paint it in oils..lol. I'm glad you like it!!

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  45. She is so adorable and I know what you mean about those teeth!

    Great painting Hilda and I admire your willingness to stretch and try it again in another media. Hope you will show us the results if you do!

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    1. thank you CAROL...I really appreciate you stopping by to comment.! I have a few commissions in the works so after I finish them, I will start on the portrait...I will definitely show you.(no matter what it looks like..lol !

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  46. You do portraits so well. I can feel her joy.

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  47. thank you LIANA for your very generous comment!
    I appreciate it and so happy you like it!
    Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  48. This portrait is perfect, you did such a beautiful job on it!

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  49. thank you so much THERESA for such a nice comment...You're so kind!!!! Enjoy this wonderful day.!!

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  50. You are the winner of my giveaway. I put a link to your blog. You can just see the sweetness dripping off of this young lady. Beautiful painting.

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  51. thank you so much ANGELA!!!! and I'm so happy that you like this portrait..I appreciate you stopping by !!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  52. ooooooooo, this is so good! I love her smile--she radiates warmth and affection. Lovely portrait!

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  53. You made me very happy with your comment, CELESTE! I enjoyed painting this portrait very much. Glad you stopped by...Have a wonderful day!

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  54. Hilda, a great portrait, Teeth or not. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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  55. thank you SO much VIC!! I appreciate your generous comment!! Enjoy your day.

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  56. This is a beautiful portrait Hilda, her expression is wonderful! congrats! :)

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  57. thank you MARI for your very kind words...I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  58. Such a darling girl and beautiful portrait! Just great!!

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  59. Thank you SO much CAROL for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! I appreciate it!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  60. what a sweet face! How could you NOT paint that?! Looks like she's just bursting with laughter. As always, your painting skills are top-notch! What a treasure!

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    1. You always give me such nice comments, CAROL! I appreciate it! I'm glad you like her! Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  61. What a lovely portrait! Her eyes and smile exude happiness and innocence.

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    1. thank you so much ADRIANA for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment..I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!!

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  62. It is beautiful Hilda, wonderful skin tones and such a cutie. You should try this in oils, you do great with oils too.

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    1. thank you BARBARA for such a nice comment.
      I will definitely try it in oils...Glad you like it...Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  63. Hello dear Hilda:) This portrait is perfect! You made her skin look like velvet and the colors are so beautiful and warm. A very sweet face! I assume she has teeth but you feel uncomfortable with drawing them:):) Great art Hilda, I love looking at it! Big hug.xx

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    1. thank you so much RENATE for stopping by and commenting on Hyla. I enjoy painting portraits and have been practicing painting teeth..hopefully soon I will have a portrait finished. Hugs

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  64. Beautiful art congrats! you are very talented :)




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    1. thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! I really appreciate it.

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  65. Tempo di vacanze per me. Un felice agosto a Te ... ciao

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    1. Thank you so much GIANCARLO for stopping by!!! I appreciate your visit! Have a nice vacation!!

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  66. Beautifully done Hilda. and i so relate with the teeth. gak! so difficult to do. i too went from pastels to oil about 9 years ago. i loved the pastels but i feel so much freer with the oils. looking forward to your transition. with your skills it shouldn't be a challenge at all.

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    1. Thank you SUZANNE for stopping by. I wish I felt as confident! I appreciate your very generous comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  67. Really nice you always capture the personality of your subjects.
    Doug

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    1. thank you so much DOUG for such a nice comment. Glad you stopped by!!!

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  68. The sweetness of this little gal just shines through! Glad to catch up with your latest.

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    1. Thank you MARY for stopping by and for your wonderful comment!!! I appreciate it!

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    1. thank you ASHOK for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  70. thank you so much LAURA!!! You're very kind!!
    Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  71. Somehow I missed this one, Hilda.She is a cutie with a pretty smile..great job xx

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  72. thank you SO much ARTI!! Your comment means a lot to me...thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

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  73. thank you SO much DIANA! I'm very happy you like Hyla!!! Enjoy your day!!!

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