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© Jill Coleman
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My Grandmother, aged 96, we call her Ma..May Lillian Josephine Coleman..

May 1911 - June 2008

You were my inspiration and strength Ma, my hero because you never gave up the hope of Africa, together we always wanted to go home to Zimbabwe, I will miss you always...

In the Rainbow photo essay.

38 responses

  • Brian Brooks

    Brian Brooks gave props (7 Oct 2007):

    Wonderful portrait as always Jill.

  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (7 Oct 2007):

    Thank you Brian..she is a wonderful woman who I love very much

  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (9 Oct 2007):

    She is very frail now Gigi but her mind is still wide awake..thank you

  • Andreas Tsonidis

    Andreas Tsonidis said (17 Oct 2007):

    This is a stunning portrait. The expression and eye contact you've captured is great, but it is also a wonderful study of colour and composition.

  • Meredith Kleiber

    Meredith Kleiber gave props (21 Dec 2007):

    so glad you chose to keep this in color... black and white is my preference as well, but there are always exceptions! :)

  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (4 Jun 2008):

    RIP Ma..passed away 4 June 2008, Born 3rd May 1911..

  • Diana Lemieux

    Diana Lemieux said (5 Jun 2008):

    I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. God bless.

  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (5 Jun 2008):

    Thank you..

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful portrait, full of love. I am so sorry for your loss, and like you, I had the incredible privilege of having my grandfather in my life until he died at 98.

  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (19 Jul 2008):

    Thanks Karen so much, I miss the inspiration of her but I will find it again soon I am sure.

  • triciamary

    triciamary said (21 Jul 2008):

    What an inspiring shot. Her eyes show so many stories.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2008):

    My best friend was born in South Africa. I have seen that look in her eyes too. Wonderful portrait!!!

  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (6 Sep 2008):

    Thank you Lynn

  • Melinda Smith

    Melinda Smith gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    What a wonderful portrait. Very sobering eyes. I would have loved to hear the stories from her life. R.I.P.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (5 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful theme entry Jill!

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) said (12 Oct 2008):

    oh what eyes she had, at 96, they don't appear to be lost. Really beautiful picture Jill.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    What an incredibly beautiful woman and picture!!!!

  • Chris Tucker

    Chris Tucker said (19 Dec 2008):

    Isn't it amazing the knowledge and the truth that our grandparents impart to us and upon us. How they so much form the shape of your soul. She is beautiful. I lost my "Grandma Bunny" in January and the hole she left still hurts. Never did anyone else believe in me like that.

  • edyta gradzka

    edyta gradzka gave props (18 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful portrait!

  • esther

    esther said (12 May 2009):

    thank you for your work.


    YURY KUZYK said (27 May 2009):

    Excellent shot!! Very exprssive eyes!!

  • Ronnie Mayo

    Ronnie Mayo gave props (1 Aug 2009):

    Wow beautiful

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    Perfect portrait!

  • Carla Finley

    Carla Finley gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    Awesome portrait.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Brilliant, Jill. Her life's story is on her beautiful face, and her captivating eyes clearly speak of her love for you. I know what it's like to lose a dearly loved grandmother.

  • Jen C

    Jen C gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    A+++ portrait. Voted!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Voted..well done

  • Chris Preedy

    Chris Preedy (Deleted) said (21 May 2010):

    Beautiful. Full of character and such a lovely face. I have a grandfather who is 90 and I cherish him just as much. you certainly get my vote.

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (22 May 2010):

    Perfect capture. Love it & voted.

  • cindy karl

    cindy karl gave props (22 May 2010):

    yes! true hero!! got my vote!! ♥

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (22 May 2010):

    WOW Complelling image. BEautifully strong!

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (24 May 2010):

    Such a fine shot, Jill.

  • Chris Preedy

    Chris Preedy (Deleted) said (26 May 2010):

    Beautiful shot, such character in her face. Voted

  • Trinton Garrett

    Trinton Garrett gave props (26 May 2010):

    I am entered in this contest too but I have to give props for this photo, Great work and beautiful photo.

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender said (26 May 2010):

    amazing photo!!! deserves to be spotlighted.

  • Wendy McLaughlin

    Wendy McLaughlin said (28 May 2010):

    What a lovely picture. Reminds me of my Grandmothers.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    A truly amazing and beautiful portrait, sounds like a wonderful lady RIP..

  • kombizz kashani

    kombizz kashani said (2 Jun 2010):

    nice capture

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