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Recently I was privileged to attend the very last ZebraCon. Karen and Jean put on one heck of a convention and I'm very grateful to them. I had a couple of pieces in the art show and one of them was voted Best in Show. I was thrilled, I have to say and want to thank everyone who voted for my pieces. :-) I'm posting two here--they're of Doyle and Bodie. Both are gen and work safe. :-)




Doyle's Green Eyes
Best in Show, ZebraCon 2007 Art Show




Young Bodie: Mean and Moody

Hope you like them! Thanks for looking!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-25 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arnie1967.livejournal.com
OMG, Lorraine, how on earth did they manage to choose between them? I know *I* have a preference for Doyle, so maybe they were all Doyle fans? These are absolutely gorgeous! ::envies Lorraine's talent tremendously:: Then again, I have no idea how long it takes you to produce your masterpieces - I don't doubt it's not just talent but also a lot of hard work.

However, IMHO, the results are well and truly worth it. ::sighs happily:: Thanks for sharing.

Date: 2007-09-26 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks, Hon! I'm so glad you liked the paintings. :-) I don't know what folks were thinking but I'm really grateful to them for voting for my painting. :-) It was quite an honor to have the Doyle painting voted as the best in show and there were some amazingly beautiful pieces there.

Thanks so much for your note!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-25 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enednoviel.livejournal.com
I already told you at the con, but it can't hurt to say it again: these two portraits are *awesome* and you so deserved all the praise for it! You ROCK!
*hugs*

Date: 2007-09-26 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! It was wonderful getting to meet you at the con and I was so glad you could come and sit with me for as long as you did. :-) Your work is gorgeous and I loved seeing your new pieces.

I'm just now getting myself organized from the con--I hope your trip home went smoothly and safely. I've got your prints here safely stored so just let me know when you need them to be sent somewhere. I'll write more later! Take care and talk to you again soon! Thanks again for your lovely comments!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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Date: 2007-09-25 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sc-fossil.livejournal.com
Both are gorgeous! I have my Bodie nicely framed already. He's so pretty! And yes, Doyle is beautiful too. But Bodie is so good it defies words on my part.

Thank you, Lorraine! You deserve every single award, hon.

Date: 2007-09-26 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks, Kat! It was wonderful seeing you and listening to you in the panels at ZCon. I hope you had a great time, too. :-) I'm so glad you liked the paintings and I'm glad you got to see the originals. I'm so grateful to the folks who bought them at auction, as well as the people who voted for me. Wow, what an experience that was! :-)I don't think it'll ever be equalled again. :-)

Take care and hope to see you again soon!! :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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Date: 2007-09-26 12:49 am (UTC)
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And these are still beautiful. You created a wonderful matched set. I just love their expressions.

Date: 2007-09-26 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks Hon! I'm so glad you liked them. It was great seeing you at the con, however briefly! :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing you and the gang soon! :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-26 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gilda-elise.livejournal.com
Just lovely! I'd seen the one of Doyle, even have a copy, but the one of Bodie is new. Thanks ever so much for posting it here!

Date: 2007-09-26 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks! You saw the one of Doyle at Close Quarters but Bodie was brand new for ZCon. :-) I'm glad you stopped by! Hope you're doing well and take care!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-26 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maubast.livejournal.com
Ohhh pretty! *gazes happily at them*

Date: 2007-09-26 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks, Bast! And the one of Doyle will be on your next Secret Agent Man! :_) BTW, I *love* your icon! :-) Hope to see you again soon!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-26 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schnuffi.livejournal.com
Like them??? I absolutely adore them! They are fantastic and so alive. Those eyes! No wonder Doyle came out best *G*

Thank you so much for sharing, hon! 2 more pics for my cell phone - weeeheeee!!!

Date: 2007-09-26 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks, hon! I'm glad you like them! I appreciate your very kind words. :-) Enjoy having them on your cell phone! ;-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Congratulations!

Date: 2007-09-26 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caarianna.livejournal.com
Gorgeous work as always! And, hey, I see you're on the LMFA ballot again this year for art in the TS fandom. Congrats on that, too.

Re: Congratulations!

Date: 2007-09-26 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thank you! :-) You're very kind and I appreciate your comments. :-) About the LMFA, I was surprised I had anything left that was eligible to be nominated! Thanks very much for your congratulations about that, too.:-) I appreciate you stopping by! Hope you're doing well. :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-26 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] byslantedlight.livejournal.com
These are lovely - a well-deserved award indeed! And thank you so much for posting them here for us con-challenged types! *g*

Date: 2007-09-26 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for your comment! I'm sorry you could't go to the con but don't you have a similar convention on your side of the pond? I can't remember what it's called, unfortunately. I hope it's still being held, unlike ZCon. :-)

Thanks again for coming by and saying such nice things. :-) I appreciate it very much! Take care!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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Date: 2007-09-26 09:03 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] leyna55.livejournal.com
Congratulations on the Best in Show! Beautiful work in both, and great likenesses. I like the look on Doyle's face, and love the way you painted his hair. I really like the Bodie painting with the unstructured background. Favourite bits - the subtle light from the side, the bluish shading of his jaw and the highlight on his eyebrow.

Leyna

Date: 2007-09-26 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks so much, Leyna. I owe you an email, as well. RL reared its ugly head recently and I'm very much behind in returning notes. I also need to stop by and see what you've been up to lately. :-) Hope you're well and I'll talk to you more later!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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Date: 2007-09-26 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marizilda.livejournal.com
Que lindo!! That pretty!!
As you are talented, do not tire of look, to admire.
Congratulations.

Date: 2007-09-26 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! I hope you're doing well! Thank you for coming by!!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-26 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schnuffi.livejournal.com
I made 2 wallpapers for myself from your gorgeous paintings. Would it be ok for you if I share them in LJ? With credit of course. Pretty please? *bats lashes*

Date: 2007-09-26 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks for asking! You most certainly may share them in LJ. :-) I do appreciate you asking.
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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Date: 2007-09-26 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] probodie.livejournal.com
OMG! They are just gorgeous, and absolutely spot on perfect. Even though Im a Bodie gal myself and adore that pic, I totally love the Doyle one too.

Lovely lovely stuff. Thank you so much for sharing them here.

Date: 2007-09-27 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
I'm so pleased you like them! Thank *you* for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. :-) I hope you're doing well. :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

...happy sigh...

Date: 2007-09-27 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] true-brit.livejournal.com
Simply stunning, Lorraine. If you get half the delight from composing and completing these pieces that we derive from seeing them, then you've got to be walking round with a permanent smile on your face.

Love the Doyle, but Bodie- your Bodie-- is incredible!

Re: ...happy sigh...

Date: 2007-09-27 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks!! :-) I'm really happy that you liked them. I do enjoy working on these things and it makes it even more fun knowing that others like them, too. :-) Your comment is very much appreciated! I hope you're doing well and thanks again for coming by! BTW, very cute icon!! :-) I know what Starsky would choose!! :-) The next painting I'll be posting will be S&H. :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-09-28 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kayrey.livejournal.com
Wow - I am so happy I clicked on lj tonight to see what was going on. ZCon has come & gone already? Why wasn't I in that time zone? Ah, well, we know it all had something to do with RL.

The paintings are GORGEOUS! Congratulations on winning best in show. Oh, I wish I could have seen this! Thanks so much for sharing them here. I love them!

I sure do hope we get a chance to chat or get together soon. Too dull without you! Hugs, Kay

Date: 2007-09-28 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Hi Kay! Thanks for stopping by! :-) I hope you're doing well. Yep, the very last ZCon came and went. :-( And I know how RL has been treating you lately so I'm not surprised you didn't notice.

I'm so glad you like the paintings! And thanks for the congrats. :-) I also hope I can get down to your neck of the woods soon. Thankfully the weather is cooling off and the traffic is getting lighter as a result. I'll see what I can do! Thanks again for your very kind comments! Take care and talk to you later!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-10-01 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] longstrt.livejournal.com
Excellent drawings. That one of the Golli makes me drool. Thanks for sharing.

Date: 2007-10-03 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the paintings. Thanks for stopping by! :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-10-05 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therentgirls.livejournal.com
Believe it or not, I'm just catching up on lj, Lorraine. I wanted to let you know how very pleased I am that you won at ZCon. Your work is amazing. You're a talented artist and a lovely person.

It was wonderful to see you at the con; I only wish we'd had more time to talk.
~V~

Date: 2007-10-06 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Hi V! It was wonderful to see you as well. :-) I hope you're getting caught up with everything--I'm still way behind on everything, myself. :-/

Hope you're doing well! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your very sweet comments. :-)I think *you're* the talented one and also a lovely person and I'm so glad to have had the chance to visit. See you in Tampa next year, hopefully!:-) Take care and thanks again!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-10-06 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meri-oddities.livejournal.com
And I found you here! I didn't know you had an LJ, but really, I should have, shouldn't I.

And both of those pieces are just lovely. Totally reminds me of why I love the lads.

Are you ready to go running with me yet?

Date: 2007-10-06 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks for your very kind comments! I'm glad you stopped by, KC! :-) Hope you're doing well.

Not quite ready to go running yet--need to drop some more weight. I've offically lost 79 lbs though. Maybe after I lose another 50 or so I can go running without destroying my knees, hips and back. ;-) Take care and hope to see you soon!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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mean and magnificent Bodie

Date: 2007-10-08 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You already know how much I love the Doyle but I hadn't seen the Bodie before. Oh.
Sorry, lost for words . He's... It's that wonderful 'don't fuck with me' look, with so much going on underneath. And achingly vulnerable, and needy but trying to hide it, and arrogant... Just gorgeous.
Elaine
(the HG one - sorry about being anonymous, must get self organised and get one of these wretched things).

Re: mean and magnificent Bodie

Date: 2007-10-08 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Hi Elaine! Thanks for stopping by! :-) I'm thrilled to see you here and thank you so much for your kind comments. It's great that you liked this one also and I'd be glad to send you a print of it if you like. :-) I owe you an email also and I wanted to get organized a bit before I returned your note but I hope to get back with you shortly.

Thanks again for coming by and leaving your lovely comment! And I hope you'll consider getting your own Live Journal. They do tend to take up a lot of your time, but it's a nice way to keep in touch with lots of people with similar interests. :-) Take care and talk to you again soon! :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

mean and moody Bodie

Date: 2007-10-09 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hgdoghouse.livejournal.com
Hi Lorraine
As you see, I'm Livejournaled - though I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing .
No worries about replying until you've time.
Elaine

Re: mean and moody Bodie

Date: 2007-10-09 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Hi Elaine! Congratulations on your new LJ! You'll pick up what to do in no time and it's great you're here. :-) I've friended you and I hope you don't mind. :-)

Take care and talk to you again soon! Thanks for your note!
XXXOOO
Lorraine

Date: 2007-12-17 12:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sobelle.livejournal.com
Whoa! BEEYOOTEEFULL!!!! you caught *them*... fantastic!!

Just wandered in from [livejournal.com profile] icarusancalion's art post from some time ago... wouldn't have found you otherwise... and what a loss that would have been for me!!

Date: 2007-12-17 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thanks! i'm very glad you stopped by and I'm pleased that you liked them. :-) I appreciate your comments very much! :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine

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Date: 2008-02-24 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lapetite-kiki.livejournal.com
Those are simply gorgeous!

Date: 2008-02-27 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artconserv.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm so pleased you liked it. :-)
XXXOOO
Lorraine