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Judy Takacs
I'm Judy Takács, I live in Ohio and I paint people.
I'm Judy Takács, I live in Ohio and I paint people.

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Guardian Angel of the Good Death Judy Takács If you’re lucky enough to see you parents into old age, you know its coming. For me it began August 2012, with a  cancer diagnosis for my mom . Having just attended the funeral of our good friend who died from st...

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Serenity Prayer
Serenity Prayer: Acceptance by Judy Takács “Do everything slowly.” That was my mantra for the excruciatingly long month of December 2015. The month of healthcare hell that included three hospital stays…two for my mom, (who is thankfully doing well), and one...

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Phoebe, surrounded by all these grandmothers…
Because the takeaway message that goes with my Chicks portrait of Phoebe is so important, I shall begin with it. Have your kids vaccinated for the HPV (human papillomavirus)  And, ladies, get your yearly  Pap test.   Perhaps these health warnings, coupled w...

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Judy, Judy, Judy
Judy, Judy, Judy…a detail People have been saying “Judy, Judy, Judy” to me my whole life. Legend has it, Cary Grant said it first to Rita Hayworth playing a Judith in “Only Angels Have Wings.” But, according to Peter Bogdanovich , Cary only said things like...

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Becoming Shannon
Becoming Shannon  by Judy Takács Not fitting where you’ve been put might kill you or force you to build the wings you need to fly. In many ways, for Shannon it did both. Shannon is a sweet, funny, beautiful, chatty, passionate, bold, truthful, realistic, ca...

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Boxing with Sandy
Sandy the quilt-maker pulls no punches by Judy Takács I offered Sandy some ball choices. I also warned her that she needed to hold her gloves closer to her body if she wanted the coverage the balls she refused might have afforded. Sandy felt it was more imp...

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Tackling Leah Again
Leah’s Encore by Judy Takács You may remember my original Chicks portrait of Leah, who Runs, Bikes, Swims and Tackles…Paul. So, if I already painted her, why did I paint her again? Short answer; the first portrait (below) was bugging me and I had to do it! ...

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Nina Poses a Second Challenge
At 40, Nina’s got it Covered by Judy Takács Above is my second Chicks with Balls painting of Nina, which will be included in the upcoming show at Cuyahoga County Community College Gallery East, which opens October 29th from 6:00 to 8:30. You may recognize h...

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Wanda Shines Her Light in Pennsylvania
Wanda’s Care-ful Light and Life by Judy Takács Wanda has been the loving rock of stability for her family…all her families. Even as a child, she cared for her younger siblings as her mother dealt with severe depression. Later, Wanda was essentially a single...

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Kicking it off with Bridget's Wrap!
Inspired by Bridget’s Wrap by Judy Takács Bridget’s wrap is a hand-painted sari which came from India and thoroughly ignited her creative spirit. It was given to her by the owner of Alpaca Fiber Studio  in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Bridget has been felting  and ...
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