Long Ago and Far Away…

70s self portrait oil s

I know Teresa said she would link my recent self-portrait post for selfie day, but I feel like I need to post something appropriate today too.  I haven’t done any new self portraits, but I found this painting from the 70s.  Must have been during my perm days, since my hair looks a bit fluffy.  Around the time my brothers came to visit me in New York for Thanksgiving and we made lasagna instead of turkey.  My mother never got over that, every year at Thanksgiving she would bring it up…miss you mom, miss you dad.  Still have the stories and the smiles they bring.

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27 responses to “Long Ago and Far Away…”

  1. OneDrawingDaily says :

    Lasagna is delicious! And what a great painting

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  2. dragonscaleclippings says :

    your story about Thanksgiving made me smile – I like the texture of the self-portrait

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  3. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Aw, nostalgic! I love lasagna and we used to have it at Christmas when my mom made her famous dish. Happy Thanksgiving! Such an appropriate selfie for this week.

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  4. Jodi says :

    Awh! Love the painting from years ago – and knowing you have had art in your heart and soul all these years and love the sweet memories of your brother, lasagna and parents! 🙂

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    Your painting is a bold statement! I like the activity of brush strokes.
    I’ve been sitting this morning remembering Family Thanksgivings. This will be the first one with out my folks. Many fond memories.

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  6. memadtwo says :

    Yes, very good. And good idea to have lasagna instead of turkey. Happy Thanksgiving. Do you have a full house this year?


  7. kirkistan says :

    I really like that image. Great devfinition around the jaw and great shadow. Lasagna sounds like a pretty great idea to me.

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  8. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    What a wonderful portrait! I’m digging you in that 70’s hair and love the expression. So full of thoughtfulness. 🙂

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  9. Teresa Robeson says :

    Kerfe, what a fabulous painting to go with your funny Thanksgiving lasagna story! Copying the link down for this…thank you! I’ll include both links in the round-up. 🙂

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  10. Susan Feniak says :

    Great self portrait!! When looking back I wonder what we were thinking, perming our hair?? Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Léa says :

    That is my favourite of all selfies! Interestingly, I lived in NY from 1974-1980 leaving just weeks before John Lennon was shot…


    • memadtwo says :

      Thank you. Perhaps I will really start painting again one of these days.
      I saw Lennon once, running for the subway. And just last year I saw Yoko at the Museum of Modern Art.
      I moved here in 1971 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, not intending to stay at all…time has its way with us. New York has changed a lot, and so have I!

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      • Léa says :

        I met him in Canada when he was performing with three others… my uncle gave me the ticket and I had no idea who I was going to see. What a memory! Yes, time has its way with us. For you New York for me the south of France. 🙂

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