Thursday, February 28, 2013
Dance With Joy So Sincere
Break the chains that tie me here
Solace in my lucid self,
I dance with joy so sincere,
Heavens sigh as if to cheer. ~Roberta Murray
For this week's Photo Art Friday, the theme is "vintage". I used a photo I took of my daughter in her pointe shoes and tried to make it look very old. I started with Bonnie's "Scratched Lens" texture (Color Burn/67%), which is so pretty and a new favorite of mine. I also selectively added a crackle texture with a reverse layer mask. Radlab was very helpful for this one - it has several filters that make your image look wonderfully aged (especially Grandma's Tap Shoes and Maple).
Dance has such a special place in my heart - it has been my daughter's passion since she was a little girl. I have so many memories of recitals, competitions, and endless hours spent at her dance studio...it was our second home for ten years. Her dance classmates were like sisters, and her teachers were like a second family. She still performs with a college dance group...I'm glad she continues to make this thing she loves a part of her life!