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Letter From Home
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Registered: August 2006
Location: New Zealand
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This was a real love/hate affair.

The dress did her no favours at all, so I cropped to take away the overload of floral print.

Heaps of cloning to repair the dress and the background and to try and prepare the base for the face.

My experience with airbrushing and facial work is extremely limited, and I'm no make up artist either! So I did the best I could.

As I worked on her hair, I was near to pulling my own out, but I had a certain empathy with her in that regard. My own is very similar and I did try to preserve her own hair. As it was, it was off to google a few 'celebrities' and I borrowed some hair from there.

I did a lot of things wrong with this restoration I think .. even down to an exeptionally ragged vignette, but everything, I did learn from it all and I hope 'Mom' wouldn't be too displeased with the result.

Final touches, the vignette with two gradient backgrounds merged, and a plain black frame.

I was tempted to go for 'Retro Orange'!

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