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My Life in Lenses (Cynthia's Lensography)

Updated on December 30, 2010

Hello there, it's nice to meet you.

I've been putting off making an about me lensography for a while now because I wanted to build more lenses that, well, didn't talk so much about me. But after much tinkering here on Squidoo, I figured that I finally have enough lenses to fill this page and so without further ado, here it is. I do hope you'll enjoy reading this lens as much as I had fun putting it together.

The image I'm using for this lens, by the way, is a favorite portrait of myself, drawn by my wonderful husband. He surprised me with it one Christmas. (I was so touched I cried my eyes out!) He based it on a painting I once made, years before we got together, for a picture book.

I am honored to say that this Squidoo lens was awarded a Purple Star on March 26, 2010. Learn more about the Purple Star Program by clicking on the link.

My story (so far) in 10 comic book frames - A comic strip my husband made as a gift for me.

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And now...

more things you probably ought to know about me.

I'm married to a wonderful man, my soulmate Arnold.

I'm married to a wonderful man, my soulmate Arnold.
I'm married to a wonderful man, my soulmate Arnold.

I paint and create artworks to relieve stress. - Here are some of my recent drawings.

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"Let Me Call You Tweet-heart""Poppy Love""Making Poe-tree""Cerulean Blue""Family Portrait"
"Let Me Call You Tweet-heart"
"Let Me Call You Tweet-heart"
"Poppy Love"
"Poppy Love"
"Making Poe-tree"
"Making Poe-tree"
"Cerulean Blue"
"Cerulean Blue"
"Family Portrait"
"Family Portrait"

There it is! Do you see it? Learn more about my country via the links below.

I love my kitty cat to bits (and I think he loves me back).

I love my kitty cat to bits (and I think he loves me back).
I love my kitty cat to bits (and I think he loves me back).

I love my family. Everything I am, I owe to them.

Your thoughts on this lensography are most welcome too!

I'm done introducing myself (whew), - and I would love to know more about you. (:

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      mindlessnin 5 years ago

      your lenses are of great help and guide for me...

      you've inspired me to start up new lenses...

      and i was glad that i could finally see someone from the phil, as well...

      i've been swimming here for almost 10 days and you were just the first i've seen

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Saw your flickr pages they were just awesome.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've used BB Cream.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Loved going through your pages

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Loved BB Cream Review

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      puerdycat lm 6 years ago

      I'm celbrating having discovered YOU today!

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      Gift-Guide 7 years ago

      You have made amazing lenses. I liked the comic on the top of the page also the artwork by you.

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      scar4 7 years ago

      You're quite talented. I mean you can do many things well while going in quest of the ambition. I wish I could become a freelance writer in my twenties but quit it halfway, so I truly envy you and respect you more.

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      hotbrain 7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I like your artwork, and this is a great lensography. I'll be back :)

      Thanks for the blessings!

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      alesxandrea 7 years ago

      If I can give you another +5 stars, I would. This lensography is really well-made. I love how you organize the details ~ a 100% artist!

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      semas 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star! Amazing lensography-5*- and it was wonderful getting to know you!

      You're artworks and paintings are really wonderful and the way you have added a slide show is really great!

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      This is absolutely stunning. I even bookmarked it so I can take a closer look at some of your links (and lenses) without having to remember what your URL was.

      I've already featured your lens at your showcase at

      You've also been blessed by a Squid Angel. You can see your featured lens at

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Congratulations on the purple star for your wonderful page! :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Fabulous Journey and Lensography. Congratulations on your Purple Star. :)

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Hi, enjoyed this lensography very much.

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      This is an amazing collection of lenses! I'm bookmarking so I can come back and browse through - these look great!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, it was great seeing your life and personality unfold in this lensography. Very well done!

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      The-Bard 7 years ago

      Hello there, and nice to meet you too Cynthia. Thanks for stopping by on a couple of my lenses. Superb comments. This is a great lensography and it had me gripped to the end. Charming wedding pic. I've worn a barong tagalog myself once or twice. It turned a few heads I can tell you! It's an ideal formal garment for the climate. Congratulations on your achievements - all the best, Paul.

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      You did a great job on this lensography. I just discovered... that you aren't clip art. (I tend to picture people as looking like their avatar.)

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 7 years ago

      It was a pleasure reading your lensography. Thank you for sharing. I think the portrait of you by your husband says it all in a nutshell. Best wishes to both of you.

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      lakern26 lm 7 years ago

      I thoroughly enjoyed reading your lensography, Cynthia! Thank you for sharing the painting and comic strip, made by your husband, and your own beautiful drawings - both of you are so talented! I'm looking forward to reading more of your lenses in the future. Well done!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      What an awesome collection of lenses.

      Thanks for sharing


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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! You and your husband are quite the talented twosome. This is a wonderful lensography and I am looking forward to reading many more of your lenses.

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Ah, an angel blessing from a fellow graphic designer - I truly am blessed and floating near heaven! Love your artwork - and this lensography. Faved, and I''m you newest fan! Kudos for you in pursuit of your freelance dreams!

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      SpellOutloud 8 years ago

      Loved reading more about you. Your artwork is beautiful!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey Giant Squid! A beautiful lensography and your art work is wonderful!

      Best wishes,


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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      I loved your lensography. You are so talented. I just wanted to congratulate you on becoming a Giant Squid and Angel.

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Hi Cynthia ~ Congratulations on becoming a giant! You sure have some wonderful lenses and ideas that I look forward to reading about. Thank you for your sweet "angel blessing" on my Nutcracker lens. :D

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Congratulations new Giant!

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      This is truly an amazing Lensography! I honestly believe that people like you do add to the sphere of life in making the world a better place. Fantastic job in writing this lens, you did a great job!! "Blessed by a SquidAngel"

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      You are so creative, pretty and .... well, just a lovely person altogether! One of the best on Squidoo, for sure. Great lensography!

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      Nice to meet you! Good luck in the challenge. It looks like you're a shoe-in to me.

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      Indigo Janson 8 years ago from UK

      So many wonderful lenses gathered in one place! I'm going to enjoy going on a journey through them all. You and your husband are clearly both very talented and and make a perfect couple. That poster he made for you is so lovely, as is your own artwork. I especially like 'Family Portrait' - so cute! :)

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      Kapalbility 8 years ago

      That was a trip! Galing!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Love it! What a wonderful artistic person you are, and your husband too! Very inspiring. Now I know why your art has Japanese influences - you go to Japan a lot. Thank you for sharing your life.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Glad to get to know you better & thanks for having me on here :) Blessed by another squidangel :)

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      This is a great lens about you. I love the comic book your husband did for you.. how cool! Sorry about your brother. I love your art! Thanks for putting me on here. Blessed by an angel!