Yesterday Once More

karen2017-2Well, it has been a year! Not wanting to let the day pass without noise, here’s a birthday portrait of the one and only Karen Carpenter. Indeed, I shall be using this as an excuse to play some music as loud as possible!

Thank you for the mu-oh wait that’s ABBA. Well then, with every note of Karen’s mysterious and soothing lullaby, it truly is yesterday once more.

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  1. Your portraiture skills are becoming amazing! That’s a fabulous portrait of Ms. Carpenter! I love their music (and ABBA’s). 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Teresa! I really took my time with this one, so I’m glad it’s apparently showing. And yes indeedy, what great taste you have – oldies but goodies, as the song says! 🙂

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  2. Lovely! Both the portrait ( you’ve a knack for these!) and the song, which, admittedly i don’t think i’ve actually ever listened to in full before….for shame! i tend to feel a bit sad when i hear Karen Carpenter sing, as i’m always reminded of what she was going through health-wise. Very sad.
    Anyway, to end on a lighter note, i wanna hear Weirdly Warped Triangle’s cover version! 😉

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks very much! It took a few goes but we got there.

      Yes, I feel exactly the same – there’s just so much emotion coming through. I find myself wanting to go back and just give her a hug.

      Ha, well, what a corker it’d surely be. (I can’t listen to this song anymore without that dream playing over in my head!) Maybe one day, when I get my piano, I’ll do you a cover, but not a note before I’ve got my cowboy garb!

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      • Yeah, totally. The poor luv 😦
        Oh but of course- it just wouldn’t make sense without the cowboy garb! In fact, i’d refuse to listen to it if i knew the singer was not attired in such a way! 😛

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  3. Yes, not only a wonderful likeness but you’ve also managed to capture that joy she put into her music, so sadly lacking from other areas of her life. Splendid stuff, Jacob.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Michael – that’s especially pleasing, as it means I’ve depicted all that she continues to give so many of us. It’s always a treat to hear her voice; that’s something, at least, to cling onto around all the sadness.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Rebecca. I’m very happy to have got your day off to a good start! Sha-la-la-la… 😉

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  4. Bill Fufkin said:

    I am blown away by your portrait…glowing and beautiful. I am saddened to this day by the loss of Karen Carpenter. What a sweet, sweet woman. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Thank you, Bill – yes, she came across as such a fun and modest young woman, didn’t she. A great shame, but what a legacy.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Catherine! It was her beaming smile that drew me to the photograph. 🙂

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  5. Lee Hesketh said:

    Stunning Jay, it looks so like her. My mum was only listening to the Carpenters the other day, so good, she did had a sensational voice.

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    • Jacob said:

      She certainly did! Thanks so much, Lee – nice to see you back!

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      • Lee Hesketh said:

        Thanks for missing me Jay, have been a bit busy lately! 😯

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