5 photos – 5 day challenge – Family Portrait

Day 2 of the 5 photos – 5 day challenge 

June 1975 at Long Lake, Maine. – Family portrait P1160413 After moving from Florida to Staten Island, New York in the spring of 1966, life moved on and I entered a period which I could never have  predicted….

My first marriage was dissolved, and I became a single working mother in New York during the Mad Men era. – a story unto itself.     Commuting back and forth to Manhattan on the Staten Island Ferry, I observed as the World Trade Center – Twin Towers  being built….

All notions of making art had to be tabled….however most weekends I took Jarrod into Manhattan to visit the Central Park Zoo and as many galleries as possible.    The  important thing was that I established independence.  

Working as a registered representative for the New York Stock Exchange on the White, Weld & Co trading desk.       The equipment shown here was state of the art at that time. 

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By 1972, I was planning on returning to the UK in time for Jarrod to begin school, and then out of the blue, I met and married my second husband.

We set up home/studio in the West Chester, Pennsylvania area.    This was the beginning of my career as a working artist.      In 1976, the year after my daughter Christie was born, I had been picked up by Newman Galleries, Philadelphia and had my first solo exhibition at the Chester County Arts Association. 

Of course this was only the beginning my journey as a working artist.

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Back to the Family Portrait.

As I look at this photograph, I am reminded of how precious our short time on this earth is.

In 1976 when this family portrait was taken, no one could have been creative enough to imagine the technological world that we live in today.  

Most importantly it reminds me to make the most of every single moment……

Have a Magical Hummingbird day……

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A Bientôt

19 thoughts on “5 photos – 5 day challenge – Family Portrait

  1. olganm

    It’s amazing to think how things can change so quickly at a personal and a global level. Who would have told us we’d live through so many thing! Love to hear the story of your career and great pics. And as always thanks for the hummingbirds! Big hugs

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      You are so right…nothing could have prepared us for the amazing changes that we are experiencing… which is why it’s always good to just take each day as it comes:)x

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  2. Mary

    Great story and do love reading about the roads you traveled, to only come right back to being the successful artist that you are. Wonderful photographs and of course your hummingbird paining has beautiful color and depth.

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  3. Mary

    Great story and do love reading about the roads you traveled, to only come right back to being the successful artist that you are. Wonderful photographs and of course your hummingbird paining has beautiful color and depth.

    Reply
  4. snowbird

    Enthralling Janet, you should write a book! Yes, how poignant your comment about time is, and none of us could have ever guessed how things would turn out! looking forward to more….xxx

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Jayanthi….I am answering comments tonight as am off to the Dulwhch Picture Gallery tomorrow…but will be posting day 3 of my photographs….Glad you are reading and enjoying. Janet. xxx

      Reply

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