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a New York dialogue...

5 October 2009 34 comments

on Saturday I received a parcel in the mail from John and his family in New York...
John was the winner of the Win a Free Mini Portrait last month....and is also Featured Artist for this week at the Top Artists' Directory.....
among the wonderful gifts was a lovely response from Mariana (John's daughter) in the form of a drawing... a selection of music from John as well as a terrific book and coasters from MOMA ..
thanks so much John...Mariana....and family...

I'll be working on Kelly's face this week and also helping out with the hanging of the murals at the Baby Ballerinas studio which is due to open in two weeks...

I've chosen a favourite of my Dad's for Music Monday this week...

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a big thank you to my Top Commenters for September

Shinade aka Jackie (88)
TH (82)
T.H (78)
Mariuca (60)
Ayie (20)
John (13)
Amy Lilley Designs (11)
Netster (9)
Speedcat Hollydale (9)
Lisa Lorenz (7)

and to my Top EC Droppers ...

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34 comments: to “ a New York dialogue... so far...

  • Mariuca 5.10.09


  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    Hi Kim, was just abt to get some zzzzzz when I saw ur MM appeared on the mr. linky!

  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    Wow more gifts for u Kim, I love the book cover!

  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    And YAY ME!!!! I'm Top Dropper 1, 2 and 3 with all three blogs?????? Yeeeeeha!!!! :):):)

  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    EC has been killing me lately, it's ridiculous to drop 900 a day with the widget not showing at most blogs. I hafta refresh many many times so it's really wasting my time and I've been dropping on important blogs only. Even that is a torture huhuhuhu! :(

  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    Thanks for all ur lovely comments at my blogs he he...of coz am missing B! And now that he lost his phone, it's gonna be even harder to stay in touch! :(

  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    So I'll leave u now and try to get some shut is coming up to 1.30pm here so I guess I'll see u later tonight lol!

  • Mariuca 5.10.09

    And of course..Happy MM to you! :)

  • TH 5.10.09


  • TH 5.10.09


  • Kim 5.10.09

    haha Mariuca...
    top dropper and FC too!!!
    thank you xxxx
    what you haven't been to sleep yet!!!
    and dropping 900 a day..eek
    tell me your
    are you taking special vitamins???
    it was so great to receive these gifts from John and his family...
    I'm still smiling :)
    happy zzzzzzzz to you :))

    hi TH ...
    Mariuca just beat you to the chop ...
    but you are top #2 and #3 commenter for September..
    thank you so much xxxx :) :)
    happy Monday to you TH :)

  • John M. Mora 5.10.09

    your portrait is a family treasure - my best and ourthanks....

  • Jackie 6.10.09

    Hello lovely lady and welcome to the week.

    I love your gifts. that was very sweet and the gifts are lovely. How wonderful to get a drawing form Mariana.

    Kim the portrait is just awesome and I love your video this week.

    I hope you have a fabulous week. And, btw, I am not missing EC one bit.

    I am loving just blogging and much stress removed!!

    Love and hugs always!!
    Jackie Xx'S

  • Lynda Lehmann 6.10.09

    Wow, what wonderful gifts, Kim! Maybe one day Mariana will be a talented portrait artist, like you!

    The art you have done for the dance studio is superb. And the place looks spacious and well lit so all the little ballerinas can do their thing.

    I bet your sister is thrilled to have you helping her!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 6.10.09


    I think Shinade aka Jackie (88) , TH (82) , T.H (78) , and Mariuca (60) are in a contest of sorts. Jackie is winning! I do not think I could compete with them unless I stayed home from work all week, but am very HAPPY to be in the top 10



    Blows a kiss across da ocean,

  • Netster23 6.10.09

    Hello Mom XOXO :) :)

    So miss you!!!! kekkekekekekek

    I wanted to comment that day, I LOVE your studio!!!! It was so clean and fresh! got a nice rubbish bin there too! love the whole layout!

    btw, I posted my music link but the page took me to spamcop page arghhhh I hate it!

    happy happy weekday Kim!

  • Netster23 6.10.09

    HEllo SPeedy :) you're top 10! yeah!

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    hi kim :)

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    I saw durian sell in Melbourne long time ago but its costly.

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    not sure which supermarket or mall as been there only once

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    it was uncle's wife that took me there

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    yay.. for sep!

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    my car something wrong, so I drive hubby car now only in my area.

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    do you drive manual or auto?

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    now hubby having meet with owner in another town.

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    son nap on floor as refuse to move to mattress :(

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    I move him he knows and make so much noise!!

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    oh my friend who wants her baby extra toe remove will postponed the surgery due to H1N1 now

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    kim have time take rest have a tea time :)

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    have you been to beach in Australia? I have been once only.

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    is it shark alot there?

  • Admin T.H 6.10.09

    I usually by the beach not in water as I can't swim

  • Ayie 8.10.09

    Lovely presents from them! I like mariana's drawing, any kid who gives you something she or he made truly makes you feel extra special

    I know im too late for monday so i'll bid you a happy week ahead!

  • Kim 8.10.09

    thanks so much John...
    I'm very much looking forward to reading the book from MOMA ... :)

    hello Jackie..
    Mariana's drawing is fabulous :))
    I've just opened one of the coaster packs and they are beaut!!!
    the video was one of my Dad's favourites that he used to sing all the time :)
    so glad to hear that you are less stressed...EC can do that to you ;)

    hi Lynda
    yes I think Mariana has a lot of potential.... wonderful details and check out her teeth :)
    I'll be up at the ballet studio next week as their is a dance eisteddfod this week :)

    hi Speedy..
    thanks for being in the top 10...
    it's always great to hear from you
    xxxxx to ya too :) :)

    haha Netster
    you are observant...noticing the kitchen bin.... :D
    glad you like my studio ;)
    have a happy day :))

    hi TH
    I live across from the beach and yes we do get sharks here...always on my mind as my son surfs ...eek!!
    I drive both at the moment :)
    I hope you can sort out the problem with your car...

    hi Ayie..
    Mariana's drawing is very special :)
    have a happy Thursday :)
    where has the week gone !!!

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news