Friday, 12 May 2006

No REGRETS !

Dont you love pictures that tell a story ?Look at the delight on these childrens faces as they play in this old car they have found ,the dog and the chickens are enjoying them selves too ,Of course you realise this is another of Donna's very clever designs .If you want to have a look at more of Donna's work ,her name is in my side bar ,pop over ,you won't be disapointed .I wonder if the children grew up with a love of vehicles as my sons have done ,on my eldests son Marks Birthday ,he and his wife Chrissy went to Truckfest ,at the East of England show ground in Peterborough ,they go most years I have been a couple of times ,they asked me to join them this as Maurice was working ,but I declined ...but when they came over last Sunday ,they brought with them a selection of pictures they had taken ,I chose some of them and scanned them to show you ....These lorrys are amazing,the air brushing on them is so very clever ,real works of art, I particularly liked the ones with Edith Piaf

Singer, born in Paris. Abandoned by her mother at birth and raised by her grandmother, she was blinded for four years by meningitis, and it was her father, an acrobat, who encouraged her to sing. She started her career by singing in the streets, graduating to cabaret, and becoming known as Piaf, from the Parisian slang for "sparrow'. She appeared in plays and films, but it was for her songs, with their undercurrent of sadness and nostalgia, that she became legendary, travelling widely in Europe and America. Despite her phenomenal success, her life was marred by unhappiness and illness. Among her best-remembered songs are "La vie en rose', and "Non, je ne regrette rien'.

Well folks the sun is shining ,so I'm going to go and enjoy it ,so just a short entry today ,but I will be back ,and I have some exciting news to share with you when I've got my head round it my self

Have a lovely day where ever  you are ...with love from

Jan xx

37 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

It was so lovely to talk to you last night Jan! Donna's car graphic is winderful and so are the Truckfest photos!! I love Edith Piaf, I have a CD of her greatest hits, wonderful!! Enjoy the sunshine today. Jeannette xx

mllevl said...

Amazing paintwork on the lorries.  Went to the truckfest once but on that occasion we were very disappointed as there wasn't much there . It has obviously improved a lot.    Donna's graphic is cute.  Eve

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm back again!! Marcel was a French middleweight boxer who Edith fell in love with, he died in a plane crash round about '59.
Jeannette xx

aniracj said...

Hiya Jan, love the pics of the truck!!! Looking forward to hearing your news!!! Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather we are having!

salonrose123 said...

Can't wait to hear your news.  Hurry back and tell us!!  
;o))

elainey2465 said...

Lovely entry Jan - Love the graphic and the pics - that lorry looks great! Laine xxx
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funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan
Ooooo can't wait to hear your news - i do love good news, gosh its soooo exciting......
Luv Jayne x
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lsfp1960 said...

Amazing pictures...I do believe they have those events here in the US, too.  I'll check back when I get home from work for your news.  Linda in cloudy Washington

sugarsweet056 said...

It's Friday, just dropping in to wish you a beautiful wkend! ;0)
Blessings, SUGAR

madcobug said...

Those are some amazing paintings on those trucks. Helen

jacksj989 said...

Hi Jan,

I love the pictures of the children in the car especially the dog; it makes for a charming scene.

John.

yakima127 said...

I love the kids in the car!  Jae

icklemisssexpot said...

Those trucks with the airbrushed paintings on them are amazing...Really fab works of art :o) Remember one year at the student torcher parade up here the lorry we had for our group had this fantastic airbrushed painting of a wolf on it :o) Caff xxx

pricesc93 said...

Those trucks are real works of art aren't they?  I'm intrigued now to hear what the good news. Don't tease us, the suspense will kill me!!xx

oddb0dkins said...

Brillian artwork on that truck. I love Edith Piaf too, have a couple of cds in my collection.
Now come on, don't leave us hanging, what's the exciting news?
B. x

ally123130585918 said...

Jan those trucks are a work of art ~ and I love the graphic of the children in the car Donna is so clever ~ I love Edith piaf voice "The little Sparrow" Hope your day is going well ~ Ally

debbiewebb4465 said...

Jan the photo's are great ~ what an artist to be able to do that to a truck!!!! And the picture is lovely.....I've just noticed their eyes blinking lol........thanks for the info on Edith Piaf ~ never knew an awful lot about her before :-) EXCITING NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!! have you won the lottery ??????????????? oooh do tell ~ I'm so impatient lol.
Have a great evening!
lots of love Debbie ~xxxx~
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kaydeejay5449 said...

Have a very nice weekend.  Do you celebrate Mother's Day this weekend?  If you do, have a wonderful day.  My son, his wife and the 3 grandchildren will be visiting so I know my day will be very special.   Kathy

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,lovely photos of Marks at Truckfest,also of the children in the old car.Thank you for the information on Edith Piaf,didn't know she was blinded for a while.Have a great weekend .......With love Jeanxx

wobblymoo said...

Great artwork, I love those big trucks

astra1547 said...

hi jeadie...that is really lovely isn't it...yes!I have seen Donna's work and it is really beautiful...have a great weekend!!!
Astra!
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faircolleen said...

Love the trucks. . .beautiful arent they. I know your good news now. . .THATS FABULOUS!!! You will have new readers too. . . its great news for you.Congratulations Jan

plieck30 said...

I love this picture of the kids in the car. I like to go to the antique car shows. Sometime they will have them on display here in the park and some of them are indeed a work of art. Paula

jeanno43 said...

I love the "little sparrow" and have a couple of her albums.  Great graphic.  Mike has always wanted to go to the truckfest but has not made it yet.  He used to drive big wheels so it interests him very much.  Have a great weekend.

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deegleed said...

Wow, Those images of the Trucks were fantastic. I wish I had known that was on. I'm sure my son would have loved to have seen it. It would have made a good day out for Win and I and my son and his family. We can get to Peterborough in a couple of hours. We have friends that live in a small village called Thorney a few miles away from Peterborough.
Regards Dan's Images.
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xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow, the artwork on the truck is so awesome!  Thanks for sharing those.  And that tag by Donna is so cute too.  Love it.  GBU, Shelly

frdbrow7 said...

Love the pics of those trucks Jan, thanks for sharing. Have you ever seen the one covered in pics of Princess Diana?  I love Edith Piaf too. Yes, been lovely and sunny in these parts this week but only been able to see it out of my office window :-( and wouldn't you just know it's raining now!!! aarrgghh!
ttfn
Freda

cacklinrosie101 said...

That is a fascinating truck.  My son would love that as he has alwasy had a love of cars and trucks since he was a wee one.  As always, Donna amazes me.  Animation is so hard to accomplish and make it look real.  She is the best!  Have a great weekend!  HUGS  Chris

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  I love Edith Piaf`s voice, she could certainly send shivers down my spine with those powerful songs.  :o)

Sandra xxxxx

rocketman685434 said...

You got a lovely Journal here.No wonder aol picked it out.Sandra(Labdancer) has done a link to it.Congrtulations and keep up the good work.Its nice to see a Journal getting a mention from aol.

aniracj said...

Whooppee Jan, way to go!! No wonder you were excited!!! I look foward to it!

sugarsweet056 said...

WOO HOO! I just heard the news! CONGRATS! Way to go gurl!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
HUGS...SUGAR

ally123130585918 said...

Jan Congratulations you know how pleased we all are for you ~ aol couldnt have picked anything better ~ hope your sick computer is soon better ~ Ally

gaboatman said...

The pictures were quite interesting.  Edith Piaf was one of my mothber's favorite singers and I remember listening to her records with mom as a young child, hearing the French language for my first time.  Congratulations on being chosen to be featured by AOL.  It shows that someone at AOL has good taste!
Sam

haileen2003 said...

Well Done!...on your Journal being featured.
Hope your PC is 'up and running' soon.
Aileen......X

zoepaul6968 said...

Oh yes what lovely graphics I will definately go and look love zoe xx
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sarajanesmiles said...

Popped in to shout my CONGRATULATIONS to you on having your journal chosen to be featured by AOL!!!!!!!!!  Good choice, well done AOL :o) :o) :o)
What a lovely picture :o)
Sara   x