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© 2012 Chris Armytage™ Fine Art Photography, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.
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When you grow up you are going to be strong and sensitive and caring and loving and tall and handsome too. I know this because so are your grandfather and your father.

You will probably be a terrible dancer and have no sense of rythm, unless you take after your mother, in which case you may sing like an angel, dance like Fred Astaire and probably have a brilliant stage career!

I know you will have the strength to cope with whatever life sends you, and it will not always be what you want or what makes you happy. But you will cope, as your father and grandfather did before you.

Tread softly on this earth dear grandson of my heart and it will repay you with all you need. Treat others with kindness – I know you will. Seek only your just rewards and be happy with what life sends you, for that is what you need to learn.

Above all, be true to yourself, take joy in the good fortune of others, and know that you are loved.

© Chris Armytage, September 2012.

- written for our grandson Leo

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Artist’s Universe, 4 October 2012

Photograph taken with a Panasonic FZ, manipulated and layered with several of my own textures and one from JoesSistah in Photoshop CS3.

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boy, sepia, portrait, chris armytage, winter, 2 year old, two, car, model, mercedes, play, serious, concentration, hoodie, fair, vintage, nostalgic, nostalgia, chrisarmytage, photo manipulation, toddler

I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t create, it’s as natural to me as breathing, especially now that we have the means to achieve great art with digital photography. It’s so exciting and I feel that my creativity has finally come to fruition with these fantastic digital tools.
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  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 2 years ago

    Couldn’t resist posting this recent image of Tom’s little grandson :)

    Thanks to much to everybody for looking and commenting. I hope you will excuse me for not replying individually as my time on RB is very limited just now. Instead, I will visit and comment on your work soon.

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    Ah, a boy and his car! It starts early! This is a precious photo of a beautiful child!

  • So true Dot – we had just given him a rocking horse for his birthday, but his eyes lit up as soon as he saw this old model car! Thanks so much for your lovely comments :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 2 years ago

    FANTASTIC EXPRESSION …GREAT CAPTURE AND TREATMENT !!! ( love THE words…Those Who WRITE it?)

  • So glad you like it dear Anna, thanks so much my friend. I’m not a good writer, so don’t usually put my name on things I write – this one was from the heart so I will sign it now just for you … hugs :) :) xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 2 years ago

    VERY SPECIAL AND BEAUTIFUL WRITE FULL OF LOVE….MILLE BACI CHRIS!!!

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning work and lovely words Chris, best wishes, Mark.

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 2 years ago

    O Chris your grandson is beautiful and such wonderful words you have written for him i have not forgotton about your book i am away again at the end of the month to a cottage by the coast lovely beaches there Chris i will sort out with you about your book when i get back lol have a good weekend my good friend

  • You have a wonderful weekend too Lee. I am envious of your little cottage by the coast … sounds like heaven! Hugs hon xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 2 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 2 years ago

    Such beautiful words Chris……Grandsons hold a special place in the hearts of their Grandmother/Nanna/Grandma/Oma…. Mine do too :) xx

  • Carol, yes, grandsons are so special. Thanks so much dear friend, for dropping by and for your lovely comments. I hope you are having a great weekend … ours is quiet as usual, but that’s the way we like it … big hugs :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 2 years ago

    lovely capture Chris x

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Super work Chris !!! ☺♥

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