Saturday, August 11, 2012

Isn't She Lovely

Remember the contest I mentioned winning HERE ?  It took some serious pondering to decide who I wanted Lotta Joy to draw for me.  I was wracking my brain trying to come up with someone special, when hubby said, why don't you have her draw one of your famous (although very distant) relatives?  Absolutely brilliant idea!  She and I both got to work, to come up with a photo.  I didn't want the "iconic" photos that you see all over the web, I wanted one that showed the age and character in that beautiful face, that time wasn't able to erase.

My oldest Son, who is a huge fan of this person, helped decide the photo Lotta would use. This magnificent, original artwork will be passed to him, when I die.  Until that time, she will grace my wall and every time I look at her, I will think of Lotta Joy and her wonderful, talented hands... AND BE GREEN WITH ENVY!

Thank you, Lotta, from the bottom of my heart!

Please allow me to share with you, Audrey Kathleen Ruston, better known as "Audrey Hepburn".





35 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

That's amazing to know that you're related to Audrey Hepburn, that's incredible and the drawing is awesome too.

Mamma has spoken said...

Great picture to have! So I'm curious, how is she related to you?

Jimmy said...

Very Nice Ms. A, she sure does good work and this will be something your family will cherish.

Powdered Toast Man said...

Like if you were looking in a mirror.

Hartwood Roses said...

I love this drawing ... and love Audrey Hepburn, too!

TexWisGirl said...

first, awesome portrait!
second, awesome that you are related in some way!
third, just an awesome woman!

:)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That just gave me chills! She captured the emotion and life in her eyes and expression. Just fabulous!

Gigi said...

What an iconic woman; I LOVE that portrait!

Kathleen said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!

I'm in awe that one of my blog pals is actually related to Audrey Hepburn.....WOW!!

That drawing is just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

ancient one said...

Great portrait!! Wonderful treasure to pass on. You got good genes!! love Audrey Hepburn...

Sally said...

Your friend is an amazing artist! My goodness, that is fantastic. Such a treasure! :)

Marla said...

What a wonderful portrait. She is one of the most inspiring woman. Her life in later years really helped me know who I wanted to be. And you're related? Now that is just plain cool.

Gene Pool Diva said...

Talk about a life well lived, I'm such a fan.
Dana did a marvelous job on Audrey's portrait

gmarch53 said...

OMG That YOU, Sarcastness !!! Now, don't say it aint so!!!

Peggy K said...

Beautiful portrait! Just beautiful! Lotta is incredibly talented!

Exciting to know you've got that classy lady in your lineage!! Another reason why I so enjoy genealogy! You never know who might show up!

Nancy Claeys said...

Good heavens -- this is fabulous. I love Audrey Hepburn -- such a gracious woman.

Deborah said...

You are related to one of my favorite people? I am bowing as I am unworthy.

This drawing is beautiful.

Megan Adamson said...

Wow, that sketch is really beautiful, but Audrey was a really beautiful lady anyway.
It's fantastic that you are related to her...I'd love to know how, that is me just being nosey!

I'm trying to look up Eva Southern, but not finding much about this silent movie actress, I just find her fascinating.

Yum-Yum said...

OH MY GOD! That you have THIS, THIS, THIS TESTAMENT TO REAL BEAUTY as so many of us are aging in a time and culture where only youth and plastic surgery are regarded as "beauty" touches my SOUL, brings tears to my eyes, I ADORE HER, this artwork, and perhaps when I look in my own mirror will always have this to remind me that real beauty truly does come from within...this is one of the most treasured posts you have given ME, Ms. A, and what a gift you have as an heirloom for your son. Who needs Tiffany's when you are this stunning
exactly the way you/we all are?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's amazing - an amazing picture and amazing that you are related to one of the world's brightest stars.

xoRobyn

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow!!! her beauty is well..beautiful! and what a talented artist.

Karen said...

She was a beautiful woman, great choice, and what an artist!

Furry Bottoms said...

You are related to Audrey Hepburn?! I LOVE THAT LADY!!!! I love all the clever things she said. And she certainly is very graceful and beautiful. That drawing is amazing!

George said...

You (along with your husband and son) had a great idea, and the drawing is beautiful.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Omg!!!!!!!I'm so impressed and your hubby's idea was perfect!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

She was so incredibly lovely every step of her life! The drawing is amazing and how amazing to be related too! Lucky!!

So. Cal. Gal said...

I LOVE Audrey Hepburn! She was beautiful til the end, and a WONDERFUL actress.

Farida said...

I can't agree with you more. She is indeed lovely!

Pat Tillett said...

That is REALLY good! She's also one of my all time favorites...

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful portrait! Lucky you!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow how awesome to be related to her and what an amazing picture!!

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful drawing of a lovely woman and one of my favorite actresses. But...now I want to know how she is related to you? (Lucky you!)

troutbirder said...

It captures a woman of grace and strong character. I think she did volunteer work for the U.N. at one time...:)

CiCi said...

If I could have a teeny bit of the grace of Audrey Hepburn, I would be grateful.

Amy said...

What a beautiful drawing of a beautiful person. I've always adored her for never failing to make me smile and inspiring so many to care.