Portrait of Nancy

This portrait is of Nancy, who I met at the Lancaster Public Library  Lancaster, CA, USA. She was sitting next to a table with pencils configured in a very strange way. (See picture below.) I asked her if she did that and she laughed and said, “No.” I told her I thought it looked like something you’d see in a Stephen King movie.

Nancy found that amusing not only because she saw the scene in the same way before I had walked over and mentioned it, but because her husband was wandering the shelves searching for a Stephen King book. At that point, I thought I should ask her about using her for the portrait project.

Nancy came to the library often with her three children and her husband. She liked Stephen King also, but didn’t have time to read much because motherhood duties. She had seen all the movies adapted from his books. Carrie, Misery and Sleepwalkers were her favorites. As for his books, Cujo was “probably” her favorite.

In general, Nancy had always loved horror movies. She enjoyed “wondering what is going to happen next and the mystery of it all.”

Nancy was originally from Los Angeles, CA.She moved to the Antelope Valley area several years prior to the posting of this blog post. At some point, she moved back to Santa Clarita, CA, to work. Then, after her eldest daughter was two years old, the family moved back because Lancaster area was smaller and because of the numerous friends they had left behind; she also said it was a better place to raise children.

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Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.


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For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 14, 2017, in ABC wednesday, photography, Portraits, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. and? Did they find Stephen King? I love his books / movies

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. What an interesting site you have! I enjoyed reading this older post of your subject, Nancy. That’s funny that she did not arrange the pencils in this fashion as depicted in your photograph. It certainly looks purposely done. Thanks for joining my not-so WW linky party and for visiting today’s edition of Art Sketching Through the Alphabet. Have a good day!

  3. Not too keen on Stephen King but I do love pencils, those look as though they might have a life of their own, hopefully sending benign messages rather than flying through the air in a horror way with sharp points.

  4. King turns 70 this year!

  5. Excellent portrait of Nancy with a great write up.

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