Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy HNT

Earlier this week I posted about a song that had a special memory, Leader of the Band by Dan Fogelberg. It was released shortly after my artist/musician grandfather died. I later inherited his Gibson guitar. When I did the earlier post I got to thinking how much he would love HNT. No, not because he was a dirty old man, but because he was an artist and had an appreciation for self expression and the human form. My musical skill will never equal his, but I thought I'd give an attempt at an artistic HNT submission.


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If you need to know how to submit your own exhibit click on the HNT link in the sidebar.

Happy HNT everyone!




Oddly enough, today is my other grandfather's birthday. He'd probably turn in his grave to know I was participating in HNT..........Sorry, Pop!

97 comments:

logo said...

oooooo
very nice Ms. Lime
artistic,
musical,
and happy Bday, Pop!
Happy HNT

abigail said...

Your blog is very interesting. I especially liked the commentary on ear wax. Seriously, who DOES research this pointless stuff?? lol. I'll be checking back *smile*

-abigail

LifeLoveTruth.com

Robert van de Walle said...

I so ]heart[ you.

That is an exellent, artistic picture. It honors your grandfather.


And I bet you find other ways to honor your other grandfather.

barefoot_mistress said...

Wow Lime, that is just a stunning and quite artistic photo! I love it! Happy HNT

bsoholic said...

Totally spectacular shot! Awesome awesome! Very creative. I can't say enough good things about this, so I'll hush now.

Happy HNT :)

BTExpress said...

You made your grandfather proud, this is a great shot. And if Pop can't understand, oh well, "one out of two ain't bad..."

vampirekitti said...

that is a very artistic and beautiful shot. and what a beautiful guitar as well. Happy HNT.

Marie said...

That is an awesome guitar. Gotta love the Gibsons. What a lovely tribute to your grandfather as well. You look lovely, by the way. Happy HNT to you. :)

yep, it's me.... said...

lovely - happy hnt

CatPants said...

This is a really beautiful picture... It's very emotional, and not just because of the tribute to your grandad! That just made it all the more special.

Happy HNT!

Lee Ann said...

I love this, I think my favorite of yours.
Happy HNT!

Mellissa said...

Beautiful, elegant, moving. What a great tribute.

Well done!

Ladybug

paitl1 said...

my old college roomie had a guitar like that... too bad he couldn't play it.

mergrl said...

what an absolutely wonderful shot and post to go with it!

Happy HNT!

lecram sinun said...

Lime, that is totally stunning! Cheers and Happy HNT!

Chuck said...

Wow Lime...that's a beautiful pic...very artistic and you look awesome!

HHNT!

BlackGirl said...

that is so cool.
u rock honey! \m/,

im sure ur Pop's so proud of you

Jillian said...

That is a great photo!

Happy HNT!

shhhh said...

Fantastic pic. I really love it.

And the story is sweet. Leader Of The Band really is a great song, too.

madamerouge said...

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through
My instrument
And his song is in my soul --
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I’m just a living legacy
To the leader of the band.


I haven't heard that song in years. I just got a bit ferklempt...

Schadeboy said...

From an artistic perspective, you hit it right on the money. Well, at least, in this artist's eyes you did. I think it's a great tribute. Truthfully, this is a classic photo. Something you might expect to find in one of those magazines devoted to music or something. Well done.

Happy HNT!

Tommy Gunn said...

Beautiful sentiments about a beautiful guitar from a beautiful soul. HHNT Girly girl. And anytime you wanna play me ...
TG

littlefeet said...

i love this...

peace...

FunkyB said...

FANTASTIC!!!! Oh man, Lime, this is my favorite of your to date!

Truly outstanding shot. HHNT.

Phoenixboi said...

Lime! This is FABULOUS!!

You should make this one into a print!

Happy HNT! ... Your Pop would be proud!

Still Searching... said...

An absolutely wonderful shot. Beautiful guitar as well btw.
(and even w/o clothes on, you look "rocked out".)

HHNT to you. :-)

Sunny Delight said...

this picture is soo great, i love the flow of your hair, and the meaning behind the guitar, i dunno, think you should print this, and frame it.

Happy HNT!

MamaKBear said...

Awesome pic and that's a sweet guitar!

Happy HNT! :)

Seamus said...

OMG!!! What a stunning pic! Nice to hear some of the back-story too!

Happy HNT Babe!!!!

WDKY said...

What a wonderful photo (and interesting story).

Happy HNT x

Romeo Jensen said...

omgaaaawd that is sooo hawt... I heart gibson guitars and I heart hawt half naked girls behind them


happy birthday man above ^
nice job sending down that gene pool

and
Happy HNT Gorgeous
Romey

Sheets said...

Hey, that is a great picture... and a moving tribute.... I'm sure he'd love this HNT picture. HHNT

Gabby said...

That is an awesome photo!

Wish I could play an instrument...

Happy HNT!

Tochy said...

Wonderful back story, and gorgeous picture! You've given me ideas about my violin now...but it may be too small...*tries out for size...hmmm...*
Happy HNT! Tochy x

madgirl said...

absolutely beautiful, limehoney. the picture and the story, too.

happy HNT!

Chick said...

I love this in black & white...it needs to be a framed print.

Happy birthday to Grandpa.

Leela Lamore said...

oh dear I wonder what my Grammy will say to your Pop's bout all this LOL.

Stunning pic!

Mark Leslie said...

What a beautiful shot (I love the way you caught the turning head moment in a slight blur) and what a nice tribute to your grandfather - I'm sure he would be extremely proud of your artistic soul and talent.

ScorpioLee said...

One of the best songs ever and a great pic-good for you. Happy hnt

~Lil Deb~ said...

Music and beauty do go hand in hand... awesome job! HHNT

Chicken said...

Great photo! HHNT!

Jericho said...

there are few things more melodic than a classic gibson and the human form in all its glory - beautiful photo, sensual and singing - with your gibson and my piano, we could really pull off one hack of an HNT! ;)

muse-in-training said...

I love it...That's absolutely stunning.

Happy HNT.

bubbles said...

What a tribute. I love this photograph. Very artistic. HAppy HNT!

aughra said...

Fucking beautiful. I did one with my husband's acoustic a while back.

Happy HNT.

Jodes said...

great pic Lime...mine is up.

Tammy said...

Fantastic HNT!! I love that shot.

Happy HNT!

snavy said...

OMG - WOW!! Thought I had the wrong blog for a sec there!!!

Sweetie - this is such a stunning and amazing picture - very artistic, very beautiful!!

If I had a drum set - I might try something like this. Hehe!!

Happy HNT!!

nosouthernbelle said...

You managed to create an artisitc HNT, and it is beautiful!

Kimberly said...

This is such a beautiful picture. It has such meaning. I love the story with it & the fact it's in black & white adds the perfect touch. Thanks for stopping by my place! Happy HNT!!

mg said...

Excellent~! This is my favorite HNT.

(psst: Album cover!)

;)

HHNT

mg

MJ said...

Wonderful pic. Happy HNT!

Shora said...

That's an AWESOME pic... I love it!

HHNT!

Indigo said...

Be proud of that picture it's classy, subtle and sexy as hell. I'm sure your Grandpa is very proud as he keeps watch on you from above.
You absolutly should be keeping a collection of these photo's and do something more with them.

....... HHNT !!


xxx prairie

Pieces said...

Wow I love that pic!! HHNT

Horsn said...

I think this is a wonderful and artistic tribute to you grandfather. I'm sure the design of guitars is related to sound and function, but deep down, I have an idea of what was on the designers mind.

Well done. And Happy HNT!!!

Sandouri Dean Bey said...

another greek! yeia sou! oraia fotografia! na'sai kala!

Crimson said...

This is very nice...love the B&W too!
HHNT!

ThatGirl said...

You should have been in Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" video. You're waaay hotter than Helena Christensen.
HHNT!

The Village Idiot said...

I agree Limers...

dont worry about the pic..

like another commenter said

subtle, classy and sexy as hell!!

Understandable why musicians name their guitars after women!

Just Some Gal said...

Damn... This is such a WONDERFUL shot Lime...

I would honestly have it printed out and hanging in a gallery. This is just beautiful.

Happy HNT doesn't quite express the appreciation.

It is my mother's bday today too, she has a conniption each time she thinks about HNT & my participation. haha Yes, she knows...ack!

Alien said...

A very artistic tribute
Beautiful photo.
H HNT

Magna said...

Very creative/artistic, i so couldn't have thought of a better tribute to your grandfather.


H HNT

AndyT13 said...

Firstly, beautiful picture! Nice job and that's a lovely guitar. I should know! Methinks Pop would approve. YOU're a very attractive woman and your posts are always very tasteful. This one is particularly artistic. Rock on! HHNT!

Blither said...

Gawlly.. I had a long scroll to get to the comment box.. Jeesh, Ms Popular!

This is by far my favorite HNT of Lime! Spectacular! You look Marvelous! Artistic is an understatment.. Frame this picture!

James Goodman said...

My God! but that is an awesome photo. Happy HNT!

figleaf said...

This is a very cool photo, Lime. I like the suggestive differences between your body and the guitar. I like the hint of motion in your face and hair. The lighting and framing are just right. And that looks like a classic old Gibson or Epiphone. All around nice image. Thanks!

Also, don't worry whether you play like your grandfather could -- from earlier photos it looks as though he had 30-40 years more practice than you. If you play for yourself then when you reach his age you'll... have had years and years of enjoyment no matter what.

Take care,

figleaf

Sassy said...

VERY cool pic. HHNT!

Networkchic said...

Being a musician myself...I can totally appreciate that photo. Very cool.

TequilaGirl said...

That's a beautiful photo Lime! It's so cool that you have something with that much meaning to remember your grandfather by.

Happy HNT!

MG said...

Heartfelt is perfect, EXCELLENT HNT

irReverend said...

That is a beautiful shot, worthy of framing for sure, as others mentioned. HHNT!

Avery's mom said...

Wow! that's beautiful!

Breazy said...

Wow Lime that is a beautiful picture ! Happy HNT!

Jay said...

cool picture happy HNT

Top cat said...

lime you triumphed in your attempt at an artistic HNT...this one is FANTASTIC..I think one of my favorites of yours.
The black and white just adds to the overall effect.
Great job..sexy too!
Happy HNT
tc

The Village Idiot said...

Nice guitar!

I was gonna do that same thing this week, but mine wouldn't be nearly as tasteful.

Rock On,
the idiot

Happy Hiker said...

Hey, that's a really beautiful picture. Nice job!

The Persian said...

That is by far the most creative and amazing HNT pic i've seen!

I love it. :)

Happy HNT!

Queen of Ass said...

Very sexy shot, Sugar! Nicely done!

HHNT

bbsgirl said...

very artisically done!! Thank you for posting Happy B-day to my Bob on my blog. You seem to have a nice one here of your own...I'll try to stop by often...I've bookmarked you so I can do just that.

SignGurl said...

Simply beautiful, Lime! That post should be framed and put in a museum.

Monalicious said...

The whole post (picture and story) is stunning. Really well done.

Happy HNT.

Madley said...

Love this "musical" photo! Happy HNT--

Evilicious Blonde said...

Now that's just plain cool.

LOVED this shot.

Happy HNT!

The Adventures of Miss Lady Ma'am said...

Great pic! HHNT!

CyberWarlock said...

Great shot. I love how your hair is moving while the rest seems to stand still. The strategic placement of the guitar, the B&W image. It all works! :) Happy HNT!

The Zombieslayer said...

What a sexy pic! A good body and a beautiful guitar. There's the good life there.

I think you've already heard me say how much I love Gibsons. Now, if only I had $2200 to spend on a Les Paul. That would be cool.

Professor Fate said...

Simply wonderful!

Happy HNT.

Monkey loves Kitten said...

I can almost hear the music.

Boobabe said...

great story about your Gramp. Love the guitar and very artistic shot.

Happy HNT

AlwaysArousedGirl said...

That is a gorgeous photo. Love the curves in your arms and in the guitar.

Lance said...

Lime, how we remember and celebrate people we love is unique. How you have done it this way is so very special. Not only have you taken a family treasure and the memory of your Grandfather, but you have also given us an artistic expression that captures your beauty with a classic musical instrument. If you are a musician, you can instantly see the value of the guitar. If you are a photographer you can instanly see the honesty in the photo.

Honesty in photography is hard for many people to capture. You have captured it very well. Great work. Very authentic.

Fred said...

Wonderful photo. Happy belated HNT!

Chickadee said...

Great picture...tastefully done and indeed very artistic. I like it.

NiCandCo said...

I'm very late on this but I love this picture, it's stunning!

Jim said...

Without a doubt, this is going on the sleeve of the single :-)

I mean it, in a way. When I publish the results, this will be prominently displayed. That way, those who don't dig the music can enjoy the eye candy!