Thursday, March 14, 2013

Portrait ~ Photo Art Friday 15 March 2013


My first thought, I imagine this fairly similar to others’ thoughts, about Portrait is something very formal, and I was nearly clueless considering what I had that would serve this purpose.

And then I started to clear out some more of my little Wee Cottage hideaway places…

Let me say I really REALLY wanted to DO a portrait like a school photo with this wonderful seal Gracie and I met in Monterey in 2009. It just made me feel so silly to consider it.

Anyway, I had a short night’s sleep last night; I mean, I got enough sleep, I was just awake very VERY early this morning. And so I have played a bit more with some actual photos of me. It has been a funny little adventure.

What I have done is a wee series of me smiling, grinning, laughing, 1954-ish, early sixties, and 1986. No fancy footwork, just a little digitalous fiddle-dee-dee…


Then I decided to try a little this-and-that with a couple of pdpa textures but I think it was only Vintage Vellum that lasted. 



What really strikes me, having come to The End for Now, is how much fun it was/is to see ME BEing Me, one of those rare and remarkable things I’ve NOT much experience with.

It surprised me how much the same I was at 33, 8, 7, 6, and nearing 2.

And even Now, nearing 60…



Good fun, Bonnie, thanks for the inspiration!!




Photo Art Friday

29 comments:

Anki-itte said...

I like the picture with sepia, it looks like an old photo.

Bonnie said...

Wonder-full! And how beautiful you are - then and now!

Edna B said...

I tend to like the sepia image much better. I think it's fun to see the differences the years bring to us, yet somehow we stay the same. It's like when you look at your child. You see the adult, but you also see the child. I think that's rather nice.

Linda Kittmer said...

Nice job Currie. It's so much fun to see the little girl you were. You look fabulous in the current photo too!

NatureFootstep said...

nice work. I did not even concider doing a portrait with myself. I was thinking o my granddaughter. But then I met a cat. :)

It is really possible to recognise you through the years. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Incredible, Currie. You could be a Ralph Lauren model!!
I like all the photos at different ages. Thanks for sharing.

linda said...

How lovely to see you blossom before our eyes. I love the addition of the textures and how it warms the photos so much.

Ida said...

What fun! One thing is apparent from both the "then and now" shots...you have a wonderful smile and enjoy life.

Electra said...

A beautiful collage of a truly beautiful woman!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Gee - so nice - I like your choice wonderful colors the #2 AND YOUR SMILE IS BEAUTIFUL..
HUGS

Katarina said...

I do like your idea of making a collage of you at different ages and stages of life. I can certainly tell it's you on all the shots - the transformation of you as a small girl into the great woman you are today is just fabulous!
Both varieties are great!
Enjoy your weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful grouping of photos!

momphotographer said...

great to see you lovely portrait, Currie!

ormbunke said...

I love it! You are so cute. Ha de gott i helgen.

Monica said...

What a great fidddle-dee-dee, Currie! The sephia tone makes the collage old looking.
And by the way,- you look really beautiful:)

Leovi said...

Funny, beautiful picture, very handsome, rich mosaic.

Annemor said...

Such a lovely idéa to make a collage, and I agree with Monica.
You look beautiful :)
Best whishes
Mormor

Bi Ti said...

What a beautiful collage of portraits. Have a nice weekend Currie and thank you for visiting pret-a-vivre.

Ruth said...

Oh, so lovely to see you through your stages of life Currie, a beautiful soul shines through your eyes in each one, and that my dear, will never change :)

pauline said...

Hello Currie!!! YOU, my dear, were/are beautiful!! How precious is this.. LOVE those photos of you - you seemed pretty damn happy in every single photo. Says a lot about the way you are today. What a lovely challenge! Not an easy one, that's for sure. Hope you've been well. xox

Pride In Photos said...

What a creative way to show a lifetime of images...beautiful and a beautiful lady.

June Caedmon said...

This is fabulous, Currie!

The Artful Diva said...

dang, girl, you look good!

onnenpuuphotoblog said...

You are very talented! I like your smile most, it come´s right from the heart!

bettyl said...

I used to think that photos simply had to be a real representation but then, as I got older, I feel a little less restricted. My favorite shots of people are the candid shots.

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

Wonderful! Great work Currie...

Miriam said...

This is such a wonderful and inspiring post Currie and yes you are very beautiful x

Andrea Dawn said...

Great collage, Currie! It would appear you have always found something to smile about through the various stages of your life.

photoartbyanna said...

Beautiful, happy portraits! What a lovely idea Currie; there is joy throughout - in poses, in composition, in editing... a feel-good collage!