So my new fave blog is i heart faces. Just the fact that they have the word heart in their name is enough, for as Oslo and Indigo will tell you, it is my most beloved shape and they have quickly picked up on the love of finding hearts in nature wherever they can, be it a potato chip, a leaf or a rock. And I keep them all (well, maybe I eat the chips!).
So this week, the challenge is texture. This can be taken so many ways, from the obvious Photoshop tricks to the actual textures in the image itself. I was hoping to submit a photo of a client and even had one picked out last week, but I missed the deadline. So this week, I should make it in time and hope they don't mind another shot of Indigo - perhaps they will be happy to see her a little less teary this time - working our way towards the happy face.
What I love about this photo, aside from the obvious fact that she is my offspring, are the many textures within the image itself, even before Photoshop. You almost don't notice what I added, for all the patterns in the rug, her pettiskirt and messy hair. To me, it just makes her porcelain skin seem that much more flawless (biased mama perhaps?). I love the subtlety of all those muted colours in the same tones as Indigo herself, and all the busyness around her makes the perfect frame - delicious, just like she is.
So thank you i heart faces for another fun challenge. Blue that I missed last week (perhaps they will have another family theme in the future!) but thrilled to be enjoying the contests each week going forward.