This was an experiment gone wild!! My husband, Homer, is so thoughtful when he’s in the woods, always bringing home a bunch of wildflowers or a handful of acorns and sometimes feathers! I love these surprises and was thrilled when he brought home these six baby crow feathers. They are actually black, but when I scanned them, it lightened the color. To begin, I scanned the feathers using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner, then spent two hours getting rid of all the little dust specks that showed up. In PhotoShop, I added two of my own textures, blended the colors into soft pastels and was happy with the results. Homer found the feathers in our neighborhood located in Penrose, North Carolina in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

I dedicate this image to my husband, Homer, who surprises me with precious gifts – every day.

– September, 2011.


  • banrai
    banraiabout 3 years ago

    way to go Homer… fine surprise!

  • Thanks so much, Banrai!! Homer always has the great natural gifts to bring!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Banrai, thank you for the fave too!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 3 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thank you so much, Jean!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 3 years ago

    LSoft and lovely….and give that man a great big hug!!!

  • Thank you so much, Heather!! I’m going to definitely give Homer a hug for the feathers. Hope you have a great day!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleabout 3 years ago

    superb use of textures and love the tones Tibby. something very unique that I enjoy a lot :)

  • Aimelle, thank you so much for your very kind comments and fave!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourabout 3 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thank you so much, Jeannine!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesabout 3 years ago

    This is so creative and beautiful, Tibby!
    What a nice gesture to regift it to Homer. :- )
    ~ Bobbi

  • Bobbi, thank you so much, my friend, for your great comments and fave! I really appreciate it.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much, Francis!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerabout 3 years ago


  • Gail, thank you so much for your nice comments and fave!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 3 years ago

    Oh this is beautiful!!

  • Dear Felicity, thank you so much for your very nice comments and fave too, my friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 3 years ago

    gorgeous work Tibby

  • Thank you so much, Anthony!

    – Tibby Steedly

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