You never know what you might find on the seashore... by micklyn

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….so walk carefully, keep your eyes open and maybe you’ll find something precious.

Inspired in part by Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies

Created using three of my own photographs (my little son Levi at 2 weeks, a seashell photographed on white paper, beach sand) and an old film texture from Lost and Taken.

Edited in Photoshop CS5.

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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    How clever of you Micklyn – he is sooo cute.
    It reminds me of Anne Geddes

  • Lol! her work is amazing! I’m a LONG way from that. : ) But thank you!!! xxx

    – micklyn

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much, LisaBeth!

    – micklyn

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    Maybe not as long as you think – you have made the most amazing pictures of your children
    You have the talent – but maybe not the time ☺xx

  • : ) One day I’ll have the time… but not the models… lol!! Perhaps I should take lots of ‘stock’ pictures of my models now!!

    – micklyn

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work!!

  • thank you, Tracy! : ) ♥

    – micklyn

  • NatalieMG
    NatalieMGover 2 years ago


  • thanks so much, Natalie!

    – micklyn

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    oh this exactly where babies come from, the secret is out! love this so much

  • : ) Thanks, Deborah, you’re very kind!

    – micklyn

  • KBritt
    KBrittover 2 years ago

    I was always told it was the Stork, but I KNEW it had to be more magical than that… now I know!!!
    Wonderful image Micklyn! Great blending work and so creative!! xx

  • lol… oh, there are no end to the places you might find them if you just keep your eyes open… : ) thank you so much for the lovely comment, K! ♥

    – micklyn

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    Sounds like a wheely wheely good idea lol
    I never have time to go out and take pictures anymore, so I have to use Wikimedia
    I tend to do that a lot these days.

  • I’ve been noticing your references to wiki…. must check it out : )

    – micklyn

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 2 years ago

    this is how you created this.. a def fave

  • Thanks, Di, so much!!

    – micklyn

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you so so much for the feature!

    – micklyn

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