Monday, November 2, 2009


Although I had heard of it, I never had really looked into it.  The neat thing is that someone contacted me through Etsy today to let me know that she had picked my "The Brady Bunch" clay figures set to compliment an article she wrote about the character Jan Brady from the show.

It seems that Squidoo is another blog site.  Pretty cool, I must say!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Photo Restoration

We got home fairly early from trick-or-treating with my little nephew and his friends.  It was only of course around 10:30 pm that I started to get the "art bug" once again.

I created four new vintage card designs, and have some possible ones in my "maybe" pile...these are ones I will go back to and edit and change color and/or schemes, text, etc.

In the meantime, there was one photo of my mother from her childhood that I absolutely loved but it was cracked right down the middle of her face and some of her teeth were even missing!

Playing in Photoshop, I came up with this...

I am quite pleased considering this is my first true photo restoration.  My parents have so many old photos that just need a bit of TLC.  I figure besides scanning them, I may as well clean them up a bit, too.  I am not particularly concerned with the miniscule marks of age- this gives them character.  However, big giant gashes across a face never look good. (Unless you are a zombie at Halloween!)

I think that Photoshop is such a wonderful program.  It is also good when you want to take something out of a photo too. Such as a random person in a background, etc...we've come such a long way over the years in photography, haven't we?  Digital cameras and Photoshop.  Nothing like the way we used to have to drop off a bunch of film at Walmart and hope that at least part of the roll had some halfway decent photos.  Amen to that!

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