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Friday, January 8, 2010

Narcissistic


I like being behind the camera. That's why there are so few photographs of me; I typically am the one taking the pictures, not posing. And that suits me just fine.

But for the first Art Creations Friday challenge of the new year -- a vintage photograph in a vintage frame -- I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and work on altering a photograph my sister-in-law Heather took when we were on vacation together back in '08. A photograph of me. (Actually, the original was a photograph including the captain too, but I've cropped out my own head shot here.)

Instead of using the vintage photo in the challenge, I chose instead to use the lovely frame and insert a photograph of myself, altered to look "older". I cringe at bit at this, but am using it just the same. All in the name of exploring new horizons this year.

Just don't expect to see this very often!

14 comments:

Irene said...

You look lovely, and the frame is quite special.

Faye said...

I thought the frame was an unusual one too. You are so creative to use it instead of the little girl image.
Great entry.

Faye said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my granddaughter's entry with the red shoes. This was her first attempt at any digital art.

Elizabeth Golden said...

It is so nice to be able to put a face to the name! You look marvelous.

Judy said...

Now that is a great idea for a challenge - self portrait, I wonder if it will happen? Very clever idea of yours & has worked well!

Sandy said...

Wow what a fantastic idea.
Looks amazing.

herminesplace said...

Fantastic idea! looks great

vintage wil said...

Fantastic self portrait!!

Femmy said...

love this!! great idea to use the frame, love the vintage look of your photo!!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

That's a great look! I'm expecting an up-do the next time we meet!

Susan Williamson said...

I really like this ...both the photo of you and what you did with it. It's so you ...so tender and sassy!

Jerry Jones said...

Nice frame and vintage look.
I can relate with you about feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera, never have felt comfy in front of it, like you I prefer doing the snapping.

nina said...

you are beautiful!!!

sandra said...

what an agelic spirit. you look fantastic.

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