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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

N for ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday prompts with the letter N. Thank you, Mrs.Nesbitt!



My parents and I were fascinated by Egyptian history and the thrill of seeing the King Tut exhibit in the late 1970's was totally overwhelming.

Mom began ceramic/pottery classes shortly after that and couldn't decide on the perfect colors for her 'Nefertiti'. It stayed default white.

After Mom's death, Nefertiti came to stay with me and has had several plinths as temporary homes but love for my mother and her Nefertiti remain firmly held.



Digital photo by Sue. Nefertiti was photographed on the floor in front of a window. The background was altered in Pixia and Adobe Photoshop Elements to hide the treadmill and window coverings.



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25 comments:

anthonynorth said...

A most suitable 'N'. I'm fascinated by ancient Egypt, too.

Rose said...

What a great mememto to have from your mother! I always regret that we didn't go to Chicago to see the King Tut exhibit when it was there a few years ago.
I'm late today...I hope to have an ABC post up later in the afternoon.

Carol said...

Well, that's a cool photo...I'm glad you said how the background was done... it's a beautiful piece to have from your mother...

photowannabe said...

Very nice treatment for your N post. Your Mother was very talented and I like the honor you gave both the piece and her.

Miss_Yves said...

Nice photo,
very nice sculpture (and a beautiful tribute to your mother)
I saw this famous exhibition in Paris !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

He looks just about perfect, doesn't he? I was always fascinated by that story!

Karyn said...

Great choice for N.....The altered background is really cool! Really sets off the bust.

Nice that you have a momento like that of your mom.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I have always been interested in Egypt since I was a child. I watch every TV special and read books. I guess I should go and visit...

ROSIDAH said...

This is a beautiful piece of art with so much value! How lovely to have such a wonderful reminder of your Mom at home. Have a nice day :)

TSannie said...

Neat! (Notice the N??)

Rosebud said...

What a lovely piece and history to go with it.

Reader Wil said...

The statue is the spitting image of Nefertiti! I saw her statue and that of king Tut in Cairo last year November . It's beautiful! Your mum did a great job! Thanks for your visit.

Dragonstar said...

A classic pose, and a lovely memento.

Jay said...

Perfect 'N'! I love the picture and what you've done with it. How lovely to have her as a reminder of your dear mother, too.

'Hide the treadmill'! Ha! You should be proud you have one. Hmm. I need to go make use of mine in a minute.

shopannies said...

great story an item to have from your mom

Grace and Bradley said...

Good choice of "N" and a nice memory of your mother.

Dave King said...

Default white,
Absolutely right.

Wonderful keepsake.

mamamia said...

what a great way to remember your mom. nice photo! thanks for leaving a comment!

Roger Owen Green said...

Nice!
Nubian?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting story about why Nefertiti lives with you. ;-) Good work replacing the original background with a less distracting one.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Thanks for sharing your Nefertiti story. I think she looks perfectly lovely in stark white.

Celeste said...

Great 'N' post and some pretty fancy photo-shopping too :) I wish I knew how to do all that stuff, I am such a dummy with technology.

Janie said...

I found the King Tut exhibit fascinating, too. Nefertiti is a great N word!

Magnolia said...

When I was a young girl....like in my early twenties, I took several art history classes. My art teacher, who was one big, fat, flirt was mildly infatuated with me. He used to tell me I had a Nefertiti neck and a Boticelli belly. Funny thing. I did.

I still have them both come to think of it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I look foward to reading yours as well.

Magnolia

Mara said...

Your mother made that? How brilliant! I must say though, I'm glad it stayed white even if it was by default. You can just fill in the blanks yourself. I love it!