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His sainted wife – self portrait #8

Having explored the faces of many earthly personalities, I decided that I must go the other direction. I wanted to paint a saint and give her my face. So I did. First I had to describe serenity, and then I had to have the model looking up to the sky. Would it work? Could it be so simple? After I was finished, I knew I had a keeper, I could probably name her after one of the saints, why, I was named after a Saint! Mary Magdalen … Madelaine.. what a coincidence. I hope you like her.

Oh, I had better explain the title. It has to do with being married to a Boothby.

One of my dear husband’s coworkers used to tease him about the amount of suffering I had to go through to put up with him. He even made up a joke on the subject (6 words to describe Donald’s wife, “poor Mimi, poor Mimi, poor Mimi” ) Alas the man repeated his joke so often that even I remembered it.
So Rob, is this what you meant?

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  1. donald
    May 9th, 2011 at 08:20 | #1

    actually, the joke was:

    Donald, when I think of you and Mimi being married for 25 years, six words come to mind……poor Mimi, poor Mimi, poor Mimi….

    Lovely, dear!

  2. Esmeralda
    January 10th, 2011 at 13:21 | #2

    Well aren’t you having fun. My pious daughter. You do look so innocent and unworldly — but where’s your rosary?

  3. January 10th, 2011 at 07:07 | #3

    Yup, you’ve made saithood…in painting and marriage 😉

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