Friday, February 27, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Strong hands, soft heart.

I never cease to be blown away by the choices made by the ladies at Art Creations for our Friday challenge. This is a most beautiful photo and the first thing I noticed were the strong hands. The lady is frail and old but her hands appear to be so powerful. I imagine that she has lived a very tough life on a farm with little time for anything but hard work. I have placed her, leaning on a rusty gate, dreaming about what might have been. I hope there were joys for her. There is a lovely quote by Mark Twain "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been". I hope this is true for her.
Thanks so much for this wonderful challenge. (Background stockphoto by Jen Ulasiewicz. Photograph of old lady from Art Creations Friday).

22 comments:

  1. Oh Marie you did a great job!! this background really fits her!

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  2. Look so perfect - that's exactly where she fits in :)

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  3. That is the perfect background,Marie. You did her justice!

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  4. Well, you've given her a farm home and a story, Marie! Beautifully done. You're quite right about her hands. They look almost male, don't they?

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  5. The lines on her hands were what I saw first too. You've put her in a great place!

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  6. Marie, this is one of your very best works! I love the barn behind the beautifully colored woman. And your story line is fabulous.

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  7. Great digital work - lovely interpretation

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  8. I love your take on this challenge, and the emotion you put with her. I thought of her working her butt off all these years...then put a different spin on it.
    I love how you alter photos, you do really nice work.

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  9. I have surfed to the site of Jen Ulasiewicz. What a beautiful things she make Marie.
    Thanks for the tip !
    Your attempt is beautiful.

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  10. Exquisite Marie. I will have to try this challenge.

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  11. This is fabulous, Marie! I haven't done anything with this challenge yet...but I think you got the perfect background and story for her! :-)

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  12. Oh Marie this is just gorgeous.What a wonderful story to go with a wonderful image..Love the time you've taken with this..Perfect!!

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  13. You captured this troubled lady very well. Beautiful.

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  14. what a great interpretation , she looks as if she belongs there

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  15. wow, you have given this photo a lovely treatment.

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