The Challenge that Wasn’t!
I was going to post this picture today and then curiously I see that Ailsa has thrown down the gauntlet and suggested ‘reflections’ as a Weekly Photo Challenge. Jeff and Reb have picked up the gauntlet and so here goes. The only thing is my reflection pic isn’t a real one, it’s a picture I created for the latest chapter of The Mouse and the Microlight – when ‘Mouse Five’ suddenly sees how much she looks like her mother, and realises how much she misses her family.
I can’t quite describe the fun I get out of creating these types of pictures. It can be quite a lengthy process, and this one started with a strategically placed wing-mirror and a photography session on the floor of the garage. I scrabbled around amongst my husband’s array of tools, gadgets, tins, brushes, rivets, screws, boxes and rubbish. It was blinkin’ hard on the knees I can tell you! Having come up with a picture of a mirror that I was satisfied with I then searched my folder of wood-mice photos (all my own and snapped on the kitchen windowsill over the past couple of years). I found two suitable mice and proceeded to add them to the mirror photo and blend them in. I have a graphics tablet which is just marvellous for painting and drawing and so much better than using the mouse. I hope you enjoy Mouse Five and her reflection.