‘Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, he often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life." ~Charles Dickens
Photo manipulation composed in Photoshop. One digital painting of Father time created in Twisted Brush, two photographic landscape images of the Catskill Mountains of New York, two background images hand painted. All images replicated as layers in Photoshop, adjusted for color and opacity, some effects and filters, texture added to top layer, flattened for presentation. Total of 17 layers were involved in creating this image.
Inspired by the grace of watching others grow old, seeing the aging differences in my own life, and knowing that youth resides within all of us if we choose to seek it!
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“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    The poem is so true. The outside changes but our hearts and spirits can stay young, if we allow it. Awesome work, Pamela.

  • Thanks so much Lori! Glad this filled you with truth!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • bared
    baredover 3 years ago

    I really like this image. :)

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 3 years ago

    This is great work..☺☺☺☺

  • Thank you kindly Gene!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    I have always wondered why no one with a whole lot of talent did something like this and old man winter! Pamela this has made my wonder come true! OMG you deserve a hug for this! BRAVO beautiful!

  • Thanks so much for your very wonderful comment! Glad it made your day!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    stunning and powerful work!!!!

  • Thanks for such a gracious compliment!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    One of the best you have done, in art and in words. Fabulous!!!

  • I am deeply moved by your comment, thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Totally awesome!! A definite fav.

  • Thanks so much JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • marjas
    marjasover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so very much, a wonderful honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great work and well deserved.

  • Thanks very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    Time goes fast
    Time goes slow
    Time sees people die
    Time sees the grass grow

    Amy Darnbrook

  • Aw Malcolm, you are so wonderful! Thank you my dear friend!

    – Pamela Phelps

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