Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Made With Love And Photoshop!

Mom and I circa 1969

It must have been because of my current photo altering addiction that the idea for this mother's day gift popped into my head. Truth be told, my mom and I are not close. Our relationship has been difficult and at times it still is. But in the end she is my mom and love is what matters. As I get older I realize how hard it must have been for her to raise my brother and I especially with a husband who was an alcoholic.

I found this photo and knew that I wanted to make something special with it. This was taken the day she brought me home from the hospital after I was born. I loved that you couldn't see her face, I think it did something wonderful for the image. The words popped into my head as I was altering the image.I added a sepia tone and one layer of texture. I think it gives the image a lovely vintage look. And this time the image is already vintage! lol

Thought you would enjoy seeing the original image so here it is below!

My mom was only 20 years old when this was taken. So unbelievably young that I cannot imagine what it must have been like at that age to have a baby.

I myself have always sensed that in this life I was not meant to be a mom. It was something my soul knew. And when I got cancer and lost my ability to have children via surgery and chemo it was confirmed. Maybe that was why I always knew it wasn't for me since I was a young girl.

On the bright side though I get to be a mom to a furkid! ;)

Wishing all of the mom's out there a very happy day! And to those who are not. . . .wishing you a happy day too!! xoxo


  1. Very lovely picture of you and your mom. You are the same age as my daughter. Happy Mom's day to you to Cathy, even fur babies need mothers and step moms.

  2. A nice thought for your mother!
    You were a beautiful baby girl!

    Ciao,a hug!

  3. what a precious gift, cathy. and i love how you made it even more special by turning it into art.
    happy fur-baby, mother's day!! love ya!

  4. Hi Cathy,
    What a lovely post! I love the picture. I'm wishing you the best!
    Thank you for your comment, too.

  5. Hi, Cathy!!
    That was a beautiful post!! I hope you had a great day yesterday!! : ))

  6. Amazing post, Cathy. I love the picture in sepia. I agree with Marlene..even fur babies need Moms! Hope you had a wonderful day.