Newborns seem so incredibly fragile and breathtakingly beautiful in all their strange, wrinkly ugliness. They bring out so much tenderness and awe in me… this is just a little self-indulgent, imaginative photoshopping to please my mommy heart. : )

Levi was two weeks old when I took the original image of him, (which was still nearly three weeks before his official ‘due date’) and these are his big brother, Joshua’s hands. Photo manipulation using two of my own images, shot in natural light, edited in Photoshop CS2. Textures are from Lost and Taken


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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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  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972over 2 years ago

    stunning such a tender image Micklyn :)

  • Thank you so much, wendywoo!!

    – micklyn

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 2 years ago

    oh so wondeful – beautiful work M and instant fav for me

  • : ) Thanks, Chris!

    – micklyn

  • Elizarose
    Elizaroseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Micklyn :D so beautiful

  • : ) Thank you, Elizarose!

    – micklyn

  • ©Marcelle Raphael / Southern Belle Studios
    ©Marcelle Raph...over 2 years ago

    WOW! That is awesome, Micklyn!

  • You’re very kind! : ) Thanks, Marcelle!

    – micklyn

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    Very well done!

  • thanks, Marsha!

    – micklyn

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraover 2 years ago

    Gentle Injunction? hehehe.. I think your original title is just fine, great manipulation :)

  • Thanks for you lovely comment, GA!

    – micklyn

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • thank you!

    – micklyn

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    Great work, Micklyn.

  • thanks, tori!

    – micklyn

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    wonderful work

  • thank you so much, supergold!

    – micklyn

  • jenn77
    jenn77over 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work !!!!!!!

  • thank you!!!

    – micklyn

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