Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's Been a LONG Time Coming ... But I'm Back!

John T. Alsop Bridge, Jacksonville, FL
better know as MAIN STREET BRIDGE
6" by 8" acrylic on canvas board
painted for my oldest friend, Dottie's book!

back and front cover of:
Remembering Jacksonville
a collection of local lore taken from:
The Florida Times-Union column:
By the Wayside by Dorothy K. Fletcher

This is the book I've mentioned in my most recent posts. Please go to to see the book - and buy it, too!

Dottie, I'm so proud of you and so honored that you choose me to paint the cover! Who would have ever thought in 1959 when we met, that 51 years later this would happen? OMG! Thank you also for your generous payment I received "for this honor"! The painting is my gift to you as congratulations for your 4th publication. Well done!


Irina said...

Welcome back! I hope you will stay with us now :-)))

beckielboo said...

Thank you Irina, I've really missed all my Bloging friends - AND PAINTING! Sometimes I've got it together and sometimes ... I don't!

I'm really feeling positive again and am looking forward to 2010 and what WE Can DO!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Welcome Beckie! I was really missing your art work. You have a fantastic job with this painting....The colors and the shadow of coconut tree is well done!

AutumnLeaves said...

I've been so worried, Beckie! I am ever hopeful that you will be back and posting and painting again. Congratulations to you for being chosen to create for your best friend's book! It is fabulous!

James Parker said...

And great to see you back. The book and your super! And your delightful kid and pet painting are posted and linked on Windows to the Words Art. Thanks so much for participating.

Mary said...

Congratulations, Beckie! Your painting captures the spirit of the Main Street Bridge beautifully (I had no idea it had another official name). I'm glad you are back to blogging and that you feel so positive about 2010. All my best to you, with hugs.

beckielboo said...

Thank you all for your comments. They really mean so much - AND I am doing better. I hope to visit all of your blogs real soon - I do see many of you at different Challenges!

Take care - one and all!

sharon said...

Lovely bright paintnig! I like the shadow of the coconut tree also. Congrats on having it published.