“I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman.”
In case you were wondering where the new avatar came from, it was this inspiration. Been feeling a little melancholy as my birthday arrives this weekend, feeling a tad old as well , even though I try never to admit being over 24 1/2 years old! LOL! So I worked this image up to relieve myself of the old hag feelings and will now continue living my life at the ripe old age of 24 1/2! Stay tuned for a new avatar and new image to post over the weekend as I celebrate my youth and love of life!
Composed in Photoshop with layers, color adjustments, effects, and textures. Clothing was hand colored to match the hat. Face and skin was brush stroked in Photoshop for a more realistic feeling.
Model courtesy of Fontplaydotcom of Flickr
Hat courtesy of Jinxmim of DeviantArt
Hat rack courtesy of Bluesse of DeviantArt
Background courtesy of KerstinFrank of Flickr
Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse of Flickr