Happy Birthday, Karen Carpenter

karen-4Funny but it seems that it’s the only thing to do!

Sitting eating Rainbow Drops, listening to The Carpenters and sketching Karen. I can’t complain.

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21 comments
  1. Wow! Wonderful portrait of her! So well done…beautiful likeness. And I’m a huge fan! That voice…there’s never been another one like it. So amazing!! Love this one, Jacob! ❤️😃

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Charlie – and I’ve long known you have taste 😉 I’m growing more obsessed with Karen and her voice as time goes on!

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  2. Love the carpenters…..we used to have them playing in the background of the radiotherapy unit for patients…they made us dance into the treatment room each time, and sing along ( although for me,it was best if no one heard my out of tune rendition)! I hope they cheered the patients up too?

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    • Jacob said:

      Aw, I think The Carpenters’ tones would be perfect for that kind of setting – I hope it did cheer them up. Top of the World and Only Yesterday, to name but two, never fail to make me smile. And haha, don’t worry, my renditions of their wonderful music are about the same quality! I want to sing along without apology, but I fear my windows wouldn’t last too long if I did.

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    • Jacob said:

      My pleasure, Michael – glad you enjoyed it! Karen was certainly very special.

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    • Jacob said:

      And I always love your kind and encouraging comments, Laura – thank you so much! Indeed, Karen was absolutely marvellous – I love her!

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  3. Bill Fufkin said:

    I shan’t ask how old as that would be ungentlemanly…she looks splendid in your painting. Very Karen. Well done. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Ha, now that’s exactly why I neglected to mention her age in my post, Bill! 😉 I shan’t divulge. Thanks so much – glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Jacob said:

      Oh, you!! (blush) Thank you so much JP, that’s very sweet of you.

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  4. She would have loved this portrait of her! It’s beautiful, Jacob! I love the Carpenters’ music.

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    • Jacob said:

      Aw, thanks so much Teresa – I hope she would! ❤ I'm enjoying The Carpenters more and more as time goes on – such excellent and beautiful music.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Carol! Karen was an absolute joy to work with.

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  5. Sabiscuit said:

    She has/had a lovely voice and artistic vision that many contemporary artists would love to have. This was a wonderful tribute.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Sabiscuit. Karen was so very special – if only she could have seen that for herself.

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