Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Christmas Surprise #2

Christmas Surprise #2 was crazy-fun! 
For years, the framed original had been displayed on a table-top, along with other photos.  One of the other photos had blocked the sun, which is what caused both the fading and the harsh line across the image.

A little digital magic of layering and blending colors of varying opacity, gave us a color image. Then adding a touch of a soft pink blush and lipstick resulted in an image that accurately reflects this woman's beauty.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christmas Surprise #1

I've been eager to post the before/after of Christmas projects I was working on, but have had to wait until after all Christmas celebrations have passed since each of these was a surprise!!

Pictures were "snuck" (a universal Christmas activity) out of the unsuspecting surprise recipient's home and brought to me for some repair and restoration; and in this case, just a bit of imagination.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shoveling Snow

We don't get much snow in Memphis, and the snow we do get is typically gone within a couple of days if not a couple of hours.  However, we haven't always lived here.  As a matter of fact, most of our family's life has been spent in states in which there was plenty of snow.

I remember all too well those mornings when the snow was falling so quickly that the only hope you had for being able to get your car out of the garage was to shovel. Then an hour later you would shovel again, and again....and again.....all day....however long it took.....until the snow stopped falling.