I’ve been working on a bunch of pictures for my grandma in my spare time this week. It takes a long time and a lot of work, but it it so much fun! I already shared the first one I did for a class assignment, but I’ve done a few more since then, so I thought I’d make a new post so you could see what I’ve been doing.
These first two weren't too much work. I got them done just today, in less than an hour each. The little girl is my grandma, and I believe those are her brothers. At least two of them are. Ken and Stanley. I’m not sure if the other one is or not. I was thinking she only had two brothers. Maybe the other is a cousin or a friend.
Anyway, here is the before:
And here is the after:
The next picture is of my grandma and grandpa when they were MUCH younger.
The next 4 I’ve been working on all week. They were significantly damaged, and have taken a LONG time to repair.
This is my grandma with a friend of hers. The back of the picture names her Rose Marie McCullay. Grandma is on the left making ice cream, and her friend is on the right. If you look closely, you can see that Rose is holding a cat. I didn’t even notice that until I’d scanned the picture into the computer and blown it up huge.
Here it is after I’d fixed it. The sky still looks a little odd, but I decided not to fix it further because I thought it looked sort of like clouds, and it made the picture more interesting.
The next one is a picture of my grandma with another friend, but I can’t read much of what the back says, so I’m not sure of her name. Grandma is on the right.
Here is the finished version. And again, after I’d scanned it, I noticed a cat. Can you find it? :)
The next one is another picture of my Grandma and a friend, but she is not named. She looks similar to Rose from the earlier picture, so it could be her again.
It struck me how much my Aunt Ruth looks like grandma in this picture.
Here is the fixed version.
Other than the very first one that I chose for my school assignment, this last one has been the most challenging. Not only was it damaged, but it was over exposed, and was taken through a window causing multiple ugly reflections to obscure the image.
I really had my doubts as to whether or not I would be able to fix that but I did!
This is grandma as a little girl along with her brothers Ken and Stanley.
I still have a bunch more to work on, so I‘ll be doing another post like this soon!