Tuesday, December 08, 2009

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17 comments:

Keith said...

"I don't believe it!".

I know you are a great cook, but that's a bit of an exageration isn't it?

I think it was a 'Fortnum and Mason Christmas hamper', and you were paid vast amounts of money just to pose in front of it.

Tut!

The Cloudcutter said...

I really love the artwork, imagine doing the touch-ups without Photoshop and Corel Draw! Was this the 1950s? And it looks like a magazine page.
Cool stuff!

kenju said...

Love the illustration! You look wonderful, as always.

Keith said...

Cloudcutter ~ Maybe the touch-up artist had to improve the rest of the picture, but I'm sure he didn't do anything with Pats image. How can you improve on perfection?

Pat said...

Keith: I was supposed to hold the turkey aloft but it was so heavy I couldn't and smile at the same time.
Otherwise you were spot on as usual.

CC: it was one of my early modelling photos for Woman's Own circa 1954. They were just starting to be able to retouch colour photos.

Judy: thank you. Well done for recognising me:)

Keith::)

The Cloudcutter said...

I knew it's you Pat! By touch-up I meant just the colour bit, it has that lovely watercolour print feel. Keith is right - you are perfect!

The Cloudcutter said...

Btw that kid was quite a model! I love the expression on her face.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Really that could be me in my younger days, although my kitchen help was taller than yours.

R. Sherman said...

So that's how you normally do Christmas every year, with YTL standing looking on in a suit and tie?

Cheers.

Pat said...

CC: that kid will now be middle aged to elderly. Sixties anyway:)

Daphne: you mean the child surely? you're too young to be the Mum.

Randall: MTL and a suit and tie only happen at weddings and funerals.
These days he spends more time in the kitchen than I do.

Maggie said...

Simply great stuff. What? You couldn't hold it aloft for the repeated reshots? Seriously....that's wonderful and so are you.

Pat said...

Maggie: no I'm just a puny wimp;)

Kanani said...

Wow. That's a great photo!

Pat said...

Kanani: it's almost antique now.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Whether she did or not...she is beautiful.

I love reading those old mags, right now we have a box of ollllld Readers Digest. I think that will be my holiday reading.

Guyana-Gyal said...

My mother says you look like Virginia Mayo [spelling?]. She says she was an actress.

Pat said...

GG: thanks to Mum - I'll accept Virgina Mayo with pleasure:)