Happy Valentine’s Day! Just wanted to pop in and share a few snaps of my kids hard at work making their Valentines for their school pals. It took them 4 1/2 hours to complete this project. Yes, 4 1/2 hours. Thank goodness for a rainy Saturday, huh? They cut, they punched holes, they glued, they made accordion folds, they laced ribbon, they stamped. Phew! Hard work, I tell ya!
I had some fun processing these snaps. As you may have noticed, these are not post-processed in my usual contrasty, colorful style. I thought a soft and airy look would be more suitable for these pictures since they were taken when we had an abundance of light in the house. Oh, how I love lots and lots of light. How do you achieve a softer, airier look? I usually decrease the contrast and play with a “curves” layer and add one or two layers of a solid color at a very low opacity level.
Oh! You may be wondering, “What is up with their hair?” They do look like little rockers, huh? Kidlet #1 is sporting the Liam Gallegher look circa 1995. While Kidlet #2 is rocking the Beatle bowl cut circa 1964. I’m sure one day they’ll be telling me how they want to style their hair. We might have dyed hair in our future. Maybe a mohawk. Dreads? One can only guess . . .
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In a few days, I’ll have a sneak peak that I think you are going to like – three very handsome brothers having fun!