Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day

This is a digital postcard I made from a photo I took of my son and his Dad (taken 22 years ago) in our yard in Mill Valley, CA. I always loved this photo and to me it represents "Dad" in all of its best definitions. I used an actual old post card as the background layer and then blended the photo in Photoshop , adding artistic filters.
My own Dad left when I was very young. I saw him once when I was 25 (and pregnant) and have not seen or heard from him since- that was 29 years ago. So, needless to say I don't have much to go on when it comes to my own relationship with a father. But my husband (we've been married for 35 years this July!) represents the best a Dad can be; kind, encouraging, supportive, and patient . I'm not a grandmother yet but someday if our son does have kids and his own sense of what a "Dad" should be kicks in, he's been given the best example possible by his own Dad. This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge.

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning, Lori...wow!! Your artpiece is excellent. Love it.

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  2. This postcard is stunning, Lori! I like everything about it. And your write up was very moving for me.

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  3. This is something really special. Your card just glows - amazing how you achieved that look. It fits in so well with the warmth of your story about your son and his Dad. Absolutely beautiful.

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  4. Sad to hear about your own father, Lori, but what an amazing tribute to your son & his father, your artwork is stunning!

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  5. A beautifully expressive card, and what touching personal journaling to accompany it. Kudos to you ..... and to your husband!

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  6. Lori, your father-son postcard is incredibly touching! You have captured something so personal and loving. What a truly meaningful gift you have given to the special men in your life. Thank you for sharing this poignant piece of your life!

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  7. Such a lovely card and the sentiments behind it are so very special. Thank your for sharing.
    ~*~ Patty

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  8. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
    Fantastic work.

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  9. Fabulous postcard, perfect for the sentiments behind it :)

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  10. Wow this is great. Fantastic card

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  11. ooohhhh i love this postcard! fantastic!

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  12. Wonderful postcard and great photo, Lori!

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  13. Great artwork - as always, Lori !

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  14. How lucky you've been to share so many years with this wonderful man. This card is amazing!

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  15. Gorgeous work.Love the picture of your son and his dad.

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  16. Wow!!! I really like it very much!!!

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  17. Beautiful card that you will treasure - so special!!

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  18. Lori, what a tribute to your DH! This is a beautiful piece of art that should be a family heirloom.

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  19. This is a beautiful piece! It really tells a story. My dad had me thinking about him on my Mixed Media Monday piece. I am fortunate to have some good memories and I'm glad you have such a wonderful family of your own.

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  20. This postcard is stunning! so lovely!!

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  21. Lori! What a stunning piece! It's very moving and I love your digital works! I'm so happy I stopped by your Blog. Beautiful art and digi pieces - you are very creative and talented. Thanks for leaving your lovely comments on my Blog and following. I just signed up to follow yours. I will be back often :) Best to you! Marilyn

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