Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Mama's Two Little Peaches

For the Three Muses Challenge this week.

No jokes this week! This lovely image is from a little Carte de Visite that I bought recently and I thought it was perfect for the challenge. I'm presuming the children are both girls although in the days when this photo was taken little boys were often dressed in what we now would consider to be girl's dresses so the smaller child could be a boy?
Credit to playingwithbrushes on Flickr. for the background.

27 comments:

  1. Very sweet, great colors :)

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  2. yes we have old family photos where the boys look like girls !

    great fun

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  3. Such a beautiful image, Ali, and your background is so nice...love it. I am just on my way to bed but wanted to thank you for your comment. ttys. Hugs, Gayle.

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  4. i also have these problems recognizing these victorian kids as boys or girls... anyway, they are a wonderful pair!

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  5. Beautiful card, Ali, I'll just have to wait 'til next week for a bit of hilarity!!

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  6. This is simply beautiful! The mother must be very proud of her children. I love the rich warm colours. Ali, it's okay to be serious sometimes!

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  7. Beautiful card, lovely girls!

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  8. Hi Ali,

    Made my spin and splash background with alcohol inks.

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  9. Oh wow this is simply wonderful Ali, and makes me think of why women were considered unequal to men in those days, it was revenge at being dressed as a girl for your first five years!!! Tee hee. Brilliant my friend.

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  10. What a beautiful image you used..love the whole card.

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  11. Love the image and the background is awesome!

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  12. Don't apologize for not giving us a joke today, Ali! We are seeing another side of you and we like what we see! Your picture is absolutely beautiful - and beautifully coloured. I love it - a lot. The rosy background is exquisite. Fantastic take on the theme. (I think they are both girls!)

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  13. What a beautiful pair the woman has. You did a fab job of colorizing these. Fabulous!

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  14. Wow this is gorgeous! beautiful image!!!!!

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  15. oke..no joke this week (i was already curious)
    But oh my...i don't have to be disapointed because this piece Ali is realy BRILLIANT.
    I love the shadows on the edges to. It gives it just that extra depth.
    ******
    Perhaps a strange question...
    Witch font have you used for writing your name ? I like it.

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  16. your image is beautiful ali! i never understood why they dressed little boys as girls back in the day either. i have several photos of my grandfather with a dress on. weird....
    BUT your entry is marvelous!!

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  17. Beautiful expressive entry Ali!

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  18. Oh boy! Everyone has been REALLY busy. I have a ton of commenting to do, and you're #1. This is a great image, Ali, and I'm so glad you shared it with us. It's perfect for the challenge. Thanks, as always, for playing along with us.

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  19. I absolutely love the colors in your piece: great work!

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  20. Great vintage look because the beautiful colors are the perfect choice!

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  21. Very lovely! I do think the little one is a boy. Looking at the face and the pose.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Going to bookmark your blog on mine :)

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Ali xx