Me: Almost 43

How is this look achieved?, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

No makeup, early morning still not awake, no caffeine, no glasses = glazed, faraway look.

Plus Photoshop: blemishes cloned away, luminosity layer to even out skintone. Sepia layer over colored layer with sepia cutout at eyes and with an erasure opacity over mouth.

So, I'll be 43 in 15 days. Huh. In some ways it seems like my life is just beginning. I have my artwork, my son is a senior in High School. In other ways, however, I am a supporter of the medieval lifespan. Life is hard and I am just one small cog in the wheel of humanity. I try to make my life count for something. But the more I try, the more I see how human (faulty) I actually am. I am just not that good, not that special, not that important. So, I plug away and do what I can - which to be perfectly honest isn't much. But what is the alternative.

"It's be best time of your life, if you only knew it."


becky said...

you're in good company... I'm almost 43, too! (how did that happen?!) I can relate to the plugging away & doing what I can, trying to make my life count. but often feeling like it's not quite enough. i suspect that perhaps that the things you do are more important than you know!

starkeyart said...

Hi Erin. It's been a while! I had to laugh when I just read your post, since I'm 43 in 15 days from today. And, I know how you feel. Almost exactly!
Take Care,