Love Notes Postcard Project 33

Love Notes Postcard #1
Love Notes Postcard #1

Jennifer Belthoff hosts the Love Notes Postcard Project four times a year. You are matched with a partner, and exchange postcards for three weeks. Three cards. Jennifer gives a prompt each week to get you started.

Always fun to paint some flowers. And to receive happy snail mail!

To get the full value of joy
you must have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain

A Different Kind Of Creative

Before and After

This fix was requested by my Father’s wife Tere. I said yes, but I was thinking, “What???” Haha. It took me several days to complete. I am sure there are quicker, easier ways of doing things.

I worked the background first. That made it look about 50% done, so it boosted my confidence. Next, I worked on the “easy” fixes. Smaller cracks. I removed the red on the left, and in several areas. Erased the blue ink marks, made a border. Recreated a knee bottom left, a shoe bottom right. Painted the banner.

I worked girl by girl, doing the quick touch-ups first. The next pass I worked on the dark areas, the skirts. I whitened the blouses, evened out the many shades of grey, and reddish gray. Many were so damaged, I mostly “painted” them on.

I recreated a hand and arm, noses and mouths, eyes and hair. I blurred some edges, hardened others. I added a sepia filter, and that evened out the dicolorations even more. Boy did I have fun! Haha. 🙂

Damaged Photo
Restored Photo
Restored Photo

Happy Weekend to you!