I turn 35 this Saturday, half way to 70. Time to take stock, I think.

Well, my hair is starting to go grey, I need glasses (sometimes), half of my children are teenagers, there is a new wrinkle on my face every day, my back aches in places it never used to and I have finally realised that I have to be disciplined enough to put sunscreen on EVERY DAY.

On the plus side, I have 35 more years to go before I hit 70, my hairdresser is lovely, I sometimes DON’T need glasses, half my children are NOT teenagers, I’m finally disciplined enough to put sunscreen on EVERY DAY and (most importantly) I own a copy of Photoshop. : )

Self portrait.

Camera Model Canon EOS 500D
Shooting Date/Time 2011/02/24 03:08:07 PM
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/160
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Edited in Photoshop CS2.

In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • mellychan
    mellychanover 3 years ago

    love it. gorgeous 35 year old!

  • : )) Thank you!!

    – micklyn

  • sonif
    sonifover 3 years ago

    Wow, you are stunningly beautiful my dear :-) I loved your words on life and the photoshop ref made me laugh!!

  • what a nice comment! thanks, Sonja!

    – micklyn

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

    OOOh you are so gorgeous ENJOY !! No matter what the age of a woman the beauty comes from within and shines through her eyes and her joy for life

  • So true! thanks, Sandra!

    – micklyn

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 3 years ago

    You are beautiful. To be 35 again. Sigh

  • lol! thanks so much, Rebecca!

    – micklyn

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 3 years ago

    beautiful s p :) xxx

  • : ) Thanks!

    – micklyn

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 3 years ago

    Oh Micklyn, you’re still young and you look great!! Nothing to worry about! Wonderful SP! :))
    Age is not important…it’s about how you feel…you can be young at 70….just don’t burden yourself with age ;)

  • I believe you, Mojca, my parents (at 61 and 75) are still remarkably young… but I’m only just learning what the phrase ‘to feel one’s age’ really means : ) Thanks for your comment!

    – micklyn

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 3 years ago

    Oh, I just love it, micklyn!! You’re gorgeous!! Love those beautiful blue eyes and red lips!!! And a huge Happy Birthday to you!!!!! xoxo

  • thank you very very much, sweet Laurie!! xx

    – micklyn

  • kimangeline
    kimangelineover 3 years ago

    a lovely self portrait..
    good to take stock now and again :)

  • Thanks, kimangeline! : )

    – micklyn

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2over 3 years ago

    Age is just a number .. its how you feel inside.. and how lucky you are to own photoshop CS2 i must get it eventually..Micklyn you are stunning & this is a wonderful portrait of you..

  • : ) Thanks so much!! and here I am, hoping to one day own Photoshop CS5… still, I have really enjoyed my years with CS2…

    – micklyn

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 3 years ago

    you are such a beautiful person on the inside and now i see that you are just the same on the outside…your words are so lovely my friend xxx big big hug xxxx

  • wow! sigh… you’re just so wonderfully kind to me all the time, I think I am becoming spoilt rotten!! ♥ xxx ♥

    – micklyn

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