I’ve mentioned many times before that I’m fond of making and giving handmade gifts to friends and family on special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays, mother’s day, etc.
The handmade gift does double duty. One, it’s more personal than something mass produced and store bought, and two, it’s perfect when you’re broke…as most artists are!
My mother’s birthday was last week and I decided to take my usual route and make her gift. I decided on a piece of digital art. A photo manipulation. I scoured my photographic archive for a particular shot I wanted to use and went to town in Photoshop. I wanted it to look like something out of a fantasy novel (I’m a geek, I know).
And here’s the result.
Happy Birthday, Mom!
Until next time…