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brightsmile003B 79F
583 posts
12/4/2018 7:46 am
Tribute to MOTT......

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brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 7:55 am

Don't know how it picked up 2 pics of Motts pic and I do not know how to take 1 off.


MrsJoe 71F
10075 posts
12/4/2018 8:01 am

It doesn't matter that there are two pics of Mott...... she was bigger than life and maybe it takes two to show that. See many friends in that picture...... and as Mott would say, "It was a LARGE time!"
Thanks for the tribute to a sweet gal.


Live happier. You don't have to attend every argument to which you are invited.


Hawkslayer 83M
11211 posts
12/4/2018 8:56 am

Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end.... We did have some great get-togethers back then, didn't we? The paintings of Mott are great, Bright, I love them. Also enjoyed seeing old friends in the picture. Ann and I often look back on the old days and talk about what fun it was getting together.

It only takes a drop of ink to make a million people think. There are many stories.


Archer62 77F
4116 posts
12/4/2018 9:06 am

I CHATTED WITH MOTT FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS ALWAYS INSPIRED BY HER GOOD WORDS. I SURE AM GOING TO MISS HER. THANKS SO MUCH FOR UPLOADING THOSE PAINTINGS AND THE PHOTO.


bob77O21__ 75M
8171 posts
12/4/2018 9:42 am

You captured Mott's 'essence' remarkably well !

That's a great picture of a great group of people...I've met about 15 of them, several many times at various places, including my home.

I look forward to meeting you, and many of the others, in Biloxi next summer.


Fossil_Fetcher 71M
9361 posts
12/4/2018 10:40 am

Your painting of Mott is excellent and anyone who has ever known her will tell you the same. What she endured is beyond belief and she is the toughest woman I have ever known. I am honored to have spent time with her. Macon was fun and you are right...Mott was always the life of the party!

💔💖💗

Fossil and Lucy



Non ego te hic placere


alpha2000 87M
1344 posts
12/4/2018 10:54 am

You indeed captured Mott in your portrait. Thanks for sharing your tribute, and yes, Macon was fun.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 11:55 am

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    It doesn't matter that there are two pics of Mott...... she was bigger than life and maybe it takes two to show that. See many friends in that picture...... and as Mott would say, "It was a LARGE time!"
    Thanks for the tribute to a sweet gal.
Hello Mrsjoe.........I agree with you, perhaps it needed the two and I decided to leave it like that. Yes there are many in that picture and some are no longer with us. You are right we did have "A large time" . I enjoyed seeing her "work the crowd" ...lol. I wanted her to give me tips on how to do that but we never got the chance to be at another Bash or meet and greet together.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 12:03 pm

    Quoting Hawkslayer:
    Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end.... We did have some great get-togethers back then, didn't we? The paintings of Mott are great, Bright, I love them. Also enjoyed seeing old friends in the picture. Ann and I often look back on the old days and talk about what fun it was getting together.
Hello Alfie...good to see you. Yes we did have some good times and we will have more in the future is my intention. I am thinking of going to the one in Biloxi next year I hope that you and Ann can go too. I will never forget our breakfast together in Nashville.


deborahsu2 79F
2957 posts
12/4/2018 12:05 pm

Mott was a wonderful person. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to know her. I met her at the first bash that I ever attended...in Florida...in 2006. You did a wonderful job painting her portrait. She had the love of God in her eyes, her smile and her heart. Thank you for posting the portrait and the group picture.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 12:05 pm

    Quoting Archer62:
    I CHATTED WITH MOTT FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS ALWAYS INSPIRED BY HER GOOD WORDS. I SURE AM GOING TO MISS HER. THANKS SO MUCH FOR UPLOADING THOSE PAINTINGS AND THE PHOTO.
Hello Archer thanks for your input and I am glad that you enjoyed the blog. I learned a lot from Mott through talking with her in chat.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 12:11 pm

    Quoting bob77O21__:
    You captured Mott's 'essence' remarkably well !

    That's a great picture of a great group of people...I've met about 15 of them, several many times at various places, including my home.

    I look forward to meeting you, and many of the others, in Biloxi next summer.
Hello Bob........Thanks so much for your kind words and I tried so hard to capture the essence of her that I saw in chat and witnessed when we met. She was one tough lady and had a strong faith in God. I am planning to be at the one in Biloxi next year.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 12:17 pm

    Quoting Fossil_Fetcher:
    Your painting of Mott is excellent and anyone who has ever known her will tell you the same. What she endured is beyond belief and she is the toughest woman I have ever known. I am honored to have spent time with her. Macon was fun and you are right...Mott was always the life of the party!

    💔💖💗

    Fossil and Lucy


Hello Fossil.....Thank you so much for your kind words. I tried so hard to get her likeness and a feeling for who she was on that canvas. She was a very strong lady and had a strong faith in God also. I hope that you and Lucy are doing well.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 12:24 pm

    Quoting deborahsu2:
    Mott was a wonderful person. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to know her. I met her at the first bash that I ever attended...in Florida...in 2006. You did a wonderful job painting her portrait. She had the love of God in her eyes, her smile and her heart. Thank you for posting the portrait and the group picture.
Hello Deborahsu.......I agree with you and I am glad that I got a chance to meet her though we spent many hours in the chat room. The meet and greet was my first time going also and I got hooked on them....I love them. Thanks for your kind words about my work and I am glad that you like it.


Shartaun03 75F
2999 posts
12/4/2018 12:35 pm

I only met Mott once at the bash in Seattle in 2010. She also lived for a short time in Vancouver, BC and saw her here as well. We had a fun time in Seattle and she was always raring to go. Love your portrait of her. She was a member of SFF for a great number of years. I recall meeting her in the chat room when they only had one chat room. It was crazy times in those days. Thanks for taking us down memory lane.


Rocketship 74F
15108 posts
12/4/2018 12:44 pm

Hugssss Brightsmile~~~ What a lovely painting!!

Thank you for sharing it with us~~~


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 2:02 pm

    Quoting alpha2000:
    You indeed captured Mott in your portrait. Thanks for sharing your tribute, and yes, Macon was fun.
Hello Alpha......Thank you for the kind words. I really did enjoy myself in Macon.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 2:11 pm

    Quoting Shartaun03:
    I only met Mott once at the bash in Seattle in 2010. She also lived for a short time in Vancouver, BC and saw her here as well. We had a fun time in Seattle and she was always raring to go. Love your portrait of her. She was a member of SFF for a great number of years. I recall meeting her in the chat room when they only had one chat room. It was crazy times in those days. Thanks for taking us down memory lane.
Hello Shartaun....Thank you so much for sharing your memories of Mott.I am glad that you like the portrait of her. I enjoyed going down memory lane too.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 2:13 pm

    Quoting Rocketship:
    Hugssss Brightsmile~~~ What a lovely painting!!

    Thank you for sharing it with us~~~

Hello Rocketship...hugs friend. I am glad that you like it. gtsy.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 2:30 pm

    Quoting  :

Hello 1gas........Thanks so much for sharing the information about your good friend Mott. I bet that did get a lot of talk in the lobby about the ladies......lol. I am so happy that you are feeling well enough to share this story with us about Mott.
Thanks for your kind words about my work also and if you want a print of it just let me know on fbook. I will be glad to get one for you.


butterfly21 69F
59 posts
12/4/2018 2:57 pm

I met Mott first in the chat room and than she and others encouraged me to attend a bash in Florida. I was scared, excited and had apprehensions about attending. When I arrived Mott was the first to welcome me and encouraged me to enjoy and have fun. She was there to guide and help us newbies get through our first bash. She was a great lady who was kind, caring, loving and full of life. I will always remember her with love and kindness.

Bright thank you for sharing your painting, which is spectacular and you captured her spirt and beautiful eyes. Bright you did a fantastic job, as you do with all of your paintings. Thank you for sharing and letting us all see and remember Mott.


Bruja 62F
2266 posts
12/4/2018 3:34 pm

Beautiful likeness of Ms. Mott. Thanks for your blog Bright.

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little. W. R. Inge


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/4/2018 3:57 pm

    Quoting butterfly21:
    I met Mott first in the chat room and than she and others encouraged me to attend a bash in Florida. I was scared, excited and had apprehensions about attending. When I arrived Mott was the first to welcome me and encouraged me to enjoy and have fun. She was there to guide and help us newbies get through our first bash. She was a great lady who was kind, caring, loving and full of life. I will always remember her with love and kindness.

    Bright thank you for sharing your painting, which is spectacular and you captured her spirt and beautiful eyes. Bright you did a fantastic job, as you do with all of your paintings. Thank you for sharing and letting us all see and remember Mott.
Hello Butterfly........Thank you so much for sharing your first bash experience and I find it a bit like my experience. Butter at the one in Macon we had been talking in chat about Sex on the Beach so when I got there Mott had fixed it up and she poured me a small amount..........at that time I just wanted to see what it tasted like and it was nice. When we got back in chat we asked how many folk had had "Sex on the beach"?...lol. Everybody got a big laugh out of that too.......lol. Thank you for your kind words about my work.


Abelle2 78F
28794 posts
12/4/2018 5:37 pm

Mott will be missed by all of us that met her, even if they only chatted with her, they MET her.

Thanks for the paintings of her. Ann


frenchsalsa2 72F
7617 posts
12/4/2018 7:14 pm

Bright, thank you so much for that lovely portrait of Mott; your painting of her captures the Mott I shall always remember. I first met her in FL back in 2007 and she welcomed me as she did everyone she met. What bundle of joy! Her persona made you believe in people again...not that I ever had much doubt but with Mott it was as if I had known her all my life (except for the southern accent lol). She certainly fought her dreadful disease without wanting us to feel sorry for her. Yet I often worried about her. I knew she must have been in terrible pain. I shall always have great admiration for this caring lady and although I was so very sad to learn she had passed, I now know she is at peace & without pain.
Thanks also for the photo of the SFF gang ... so many familiar faces I've met at one bash or another in FL.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/5/2018 6:53 am

    Quoting Bruja:
    Beautiful likeness of Ms. Mott. Thanks for your blog Bright.
Thank you Bruja for your response and glad you like the portrait.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/5/2018 6:56 am

    Quoting Abelle2:
    Mott will be missed by all of us that met her, even if they only chatted with her, they MET her.

    Thanks for the paintings of her. Ann
Hello Abelle I am glad to see you here and I agree with you if you chatted with her you met her. I am sure a lot of people here will miss her.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/5/2018 7:07 am

    Quoting frenchsalsa2:
    Bright, thank you so much for that lovely portrait of Mott; your painting of her captures the Mott I shall always remember. I first met her in FL back in 2007 and she welcomed me as she did everyone she met. What bundle of joy! Her persona made you believe in people again...not that I ever had much doubt but with Mott it was as if I had known her all my life (except for the southern accent lol). She certainly fought her dreadful disease without wanting us to feel sorry for her. Yet I often worried about her. I knew she must have been in terrible pain. I shall always have great admiration for this caring lady and although I was so very sad to learn she had passed, I now know she is at peace & without pain.
    Thanks also for the photo of the SFF gang ... so many familiar faces I've met at one bash or another in FL.
Hello Frenchsalsa.....I never thought of it but what you said is so true. The feeling that I had when I first met her in person. Her persona made me believe in people again and I wanted to paint that. She was one strong lady.


sparkleflit 71F
3903 posts
12/5/2018 5:39 pm

I didn't know Mott, but the painting is a wonderful portrait of a complex character.......


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/6/2018 6:47 am

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    I didn't know Mott, but the painting is a wonderful portrait of a complex character.......
Hello Sparkleflit..........Thanks for your response and I appreciate it coming from a great artist such as yourself. You are correct I saw her as a complex person and I wanted to get that in the piece. I talked to her in chat and a few times talked to her on the phone. She had a lot of layers and I respected her for who she was. When I met her in Macon she was gracious, kind friendly and had a great sense of humor.


starwomyn 65F
6118 posts
12/6/2018 8:21 am

You are a very talented woman. I sobered up before "Sex on the Beach" but there are plenty of other adventures out there.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/6/2018 4:21 pm

    Quoting starwomyn:
    You are a very talented woman. I sobered up before "Sex on the Beach" but there are plenty of other adventures out there.
Hello Starwomyn...........Thank you. I guess we(those who drank sex on the beach) will have to sober up too...Since Mott is no longer with us. However if she gave someone else the recipe????????......we might be able to Party on....loll


looklook 79M
2709 posts
12/6/2018 7:58 pm

Neat work, Bright. You have simply made the wonderful Lady Mott immortal.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/7/2018 8:05 am

    Quoting looklook:
    Neat work, Bright. You have simply made the wonderful Lady Mott immortal.
Hello Look.......Thank you for your response. I hope that it was a pleasant reminder to all of a complex ,lively ,friendly, strong, woman with a strong faith in God.


starwomyn 65F
6118 posts
12/7/2018 11:54 am

    Quoting brightsmile003B:
    Hello Starwomyn...........Thank you. I guess we(those who drank sex on the beach) will have to sober up too...Since Mott is no longer with us. However if she gave someone else the recipe????????......we might be able to Party on....loll
Recipe for SEX on the Beach
Makes 10 8-ounce servings.
3 3/4 cups (30 ounces) cranberry juice
3 3/4 cups (30 ounces) fresh orange, grapefruit, or pineapple juice
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) vodka
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) peach schnapps
10 maraschino cherries with stems, for garnish


I can make a "Virgin" Sex on the Beach with cranberry juice, pineapple juice and lots of maraschino cherries. This means I don't have to worry about sobering up after the party and I can drive everyone else home.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/7/2018 12:12 pm

    Quoting starwomyn:
    Recipe for SEX on the Beach
    Makes 10 8-ounce servings.
    3 3/4 cups (30 ounces) cranberry juice
    3 3/4 cups (30 ounces) fresh orange, grapefruit, or pineapple juice
    1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) vodka
    1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) peach schnapps
    10 maraschino cherries with stems, for garnish


    I can make a "Virgin" Sex on the Beach with cranberry juice, pineapple juice and lots of maraschino cherries. This means I don't have to worry about sobering up after the party and I can drive everyone else home.
Hello Starwomyn........lollol......I am sure someone will be glad that you have the recipe for the tasty drink and I will leave it here for those who want it. I have become a tee totaler. I don't smoke, drink nor do I chase fast men......lol. I am just boring now...lol. Thank you for it starwomyn.


joannita 64F
1191 posts
12/8/2018 6:00 am

I am so sorry to read Mott has left! I met her in chat many times and she was always so nice!!!!!
I love your portrait, Bright!
jo


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/8/2018 7:52 am

    Quoting joannita:
    I am so sorry to read Mott has left! I met her in chat many times and she was always so nice!!!!!
    I love your portrait, Bright!
    jo
Hello Joannita......Thanks for your response and yes Mott was a very kind lady. I hope that you are well because I have not seen you in chat for a bit. I am glad that you like my work..thanks.


MrsJoe 71F
10075 posts
12/8/2018 9:17 pm

    Quoting brightsmile003B:
    Hello Starwomyn........lollol......I am sure someone will be glad that you have the recipe for the tasty drink and I will leave it here for those who want it. I have become a tee totaler. I don't smoke, drink nor do I chase fast men......lol. I am just boring now...lol. Thank you for it starwomyn.
Smiling...... so you don't chase fast men, eh? At our age, most of them have slowed down considerably, so do you chase slow men? LOL. Mr. Joe is VERY slow, and I know he don't mind your "chasing" him.... in fact, it just might be the other way around!
Thank you for the tribute to Mott. She was indeed a one-of-a-kind..... as are you.


Live happier. You don't have to attend every argument to which you are invited.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/9/2018 9:26 am

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    Smiling...... so you don't chase fast men, eh? At our age, most of them have slowed down considerably, so do you chase slow men? LOL. Mr. Joe is VERY slow, and I know he don't mind your "chasing" him.... in fact, it just might be the other way around!
    Thank you for the tribute to Mott. She was indeed a one-of-a-kind..... as are you.
Hello Mrsjoe........lol....yep I have to chase the slow men now. You are a very lucky lady to have Mrjoe. Seriously I hope that God has another man like Mrjoe someday for me in my future. Lol... well you know that I have a crush on Mrjoe. Thanks for your kind words. oh tell Mrjoe the next time we meet lets sing a few Maria Callas songs.....lol.


joannita 64F
1191 posts
12/9/2018 10:33 am

    Quoting brightsmile003B:
    Hello Joannita......Thanks for your response and yes Mott was a very kind lady. I hope that you are well because I have not seen you in chat for a bit. I am glad that you like my work..thanks.


Thanks Bright, I am indeed taking a while off for some medical stuff but hopefully nothing too bad. Popped in yesterday and saw your blog.. thanks for your concern!
jo


Phoenix2016 60F
7 posts
12/10/2018 4:13 am

I met her at Macon,, those Sex on the Beach drinks,,,,,, she was a hoot...fond memories,,,,,,,,


0048FORD00 70M
6 posts
12/19/2018 3:56 pm

I was fortunate enough to have chatted with Mott a number of times over the years that we were both in SFF. From what I have read about her in this blogg, she was truely a lovely lady.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/19/2018 5:03 pm

    Quoting Phoenix2016:
    I met her at Macon,, those Sex on the Beach drinks,,,,,, she was a hoot...fond memories,,,,,,,,
Hello Phoenix and thank you for your response.


brightsmile003B 79F
507 posts
12/19/2018 5:07 pm

    Quoting 0048FORD00:
    I was fortunate enough to have chatted with Mott a number of times over the years that we were both in SFF. From what I have read about her in this blogg, she was truely a lovely lady.
Hello Ford..Thank you for stopping by. You are correct she was a very lovely lady and as Mrsjoe said Mott was one of a kind. I had chatted with her a lot in the chat room and then I attended a meet and greet and met her I was amazed at her energy and how kind she was.