Sunday, 13 December 2009

I'm Back!

I worked 86 hours last week in my 'day job'. That's a month and a half's worth of 'normal'. I'm utterly exhausted as from Monday to Thursday my days started at 6am and finished somewhere around 9pm. Friday lunchtime was the end, and since then I've been firmly plonked on the sofa while my left ear, following the example of my right ear a few weeks ago, has decided to become a cauliflour. Boo hoo. I can't bear to be idle though, so I thought that my weekend of sloth would be the perfect opportunity to learn a few more photoshop skills, and with that in mind, I decided to make Jimmy a little something for his stocking ....

This picture was taken back in August during the Festival of Trees at Westonbirt Arboretum. It was a lovely day out.

I'm quite pleased with my first clumsy attempt at photomanipulation ... I hope Jimmy likes it.

15 comments:

laoi gaul~williams said...

hope you are feeling better now :)

Westonbirt Arboretum is wonderful~i went there last december with my dad when they light up the trees at night~it looked wonderful

Lorna said...

Some elf! Good job.

dottycookie said...

Ah, that's excellent! Hope you're feeling better soon - and I'm glad the mad days are all over now!

Gina said...

Love your photoshopping! Get well soon.

dubgirl said...

Hi, hope you are recovering. That is a great pic of Jimmy and Marley x

Veronica Darling... said...

You're cute! The colours are mad!

Get better soon!

Indigo Blue said...

I love the picture, especially the ears!! Sorry to hear about your ear, hope it clears up in time for Christmas and for gooodness sake no more busting a gut at work,,OK?

peppermintpatcher said...

Wow! You are so very clever. Hope slower days are coming your way very soon.

Pipany said...

Hope your poor ear is better now Julia. Haven't tried photoshopping yet, but am quite inspired to have a go now I've seen what you can do x

Billie Jane said...

I always meant to spend more time with photoshop... hey ho... mad ears!! Love it... downward slide to christmas now?

Fancy Elastic said...

well done for getting through the week, and good work on Photoshop!

xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like you can breathe a little sigh of relief...what a week!

Love the enhance picture...I think you did a brilliant job!

Dragonfly said...

Great photo! I love Westonbirt too, especially in the autumn.

You deserved your sofa weekend by the sounds of it! Hope your ear is on the mend?

T x

The Coffee Lady said...

Freaky!

Hope you're getting some proper, non-ill rest soon.

Primrose Corner said...

You must be exhausted. I hope your ear gets better soon. Brilliant manipulation of Jimmy's ears...