March 8, 2013

My Courage Always Rises



"My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me." ~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I have so many favorite quotes from Pride and Prejudice, but this is one of my ultimate favorites. If you can't tell, it's hidden in the background of this painting (look closely). I love Lizzy's strong nature and ability to speak the truth, even if she gets it wrong sometimes.

Hope you have a courage-full weekend!

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  1. Loving your painted collage Catherine and loving the quote in the background. Beautiful artwork.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I love the way you have hidden the quote in the background to just poke through and show us glimpses... think it works so perfectly with the words...xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Tracey. I love hearing your thoughts on it. :D

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  3. What a lovely quote - ah courage - we all need it.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. Thanks, Clare. :D

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  4. Sweet, love the way you did her hair, fun and unique! Great quote, I love Austen, too! :)

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    1. Thank you! I wanted them to have the appearance of wings. :)

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  5. Wonderful! I especially love the technique you used to create her hair. HPPF!

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  6. You make the work something of yours, is original as much hair lashes.
    Saludos

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    1. Thank you, La Abela. I do like lashes ~ wish mine were that long. ;)

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  7. hidden quote makes your woman stand out beautifully!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn; I'm glad you think so! :)

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  8. Love how you did up her hair and nice way to add the quote without overpowering the portrait.Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I love playing with hair on canvas in ways I could never do it in real life. :)

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  9. and to you too lovely lady
    i love your courage!

    beautiful painting too...so full of spring life

    love and light

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  10. Loving, loving, loving this portrait, Catherine!
    Especially her hair! Wish mine looked like that! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Oh thank you, Mary!! Wish mine did too. :D

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  11. wonderful quote and I love the way her hair rises! Happy PPF!

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    1. I love that you noticed that, Jessica. :D

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  12. Delightful painting and wonderful quote.

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  13. Great idea to put the quote in the backgound, lovely work

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. The words in the background happened a bit accidentally. I was trying to tone down the color of the letters and then liked the hidden effect and just tweaked it a little.

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  14. A modern version to be sure!! The energy of the quote is there even if it's in the background!
    Love her!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Oh thank you, Giggles! I love the thought of the energy still being there!

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