Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I've collected three thousand or more
And I've bended and stooped til I'm sore
My knees weren't designed
for anything of this kind
But nobody else seems to be wildly crazy about doing this chore...or see the point in it...or willing to bend over this much. Oh rat's! Now I've destroyed the limerick!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Photo Restoration

 Claye has been doing some photo restoration at her workplace. People bring in old photos--worn, stained, and wrinkled--and she reconstructs them. Last month a man brought in this tiny little picture of a schoolboy.
 First, Claye had to scan and enlarge the photo. I think at this point I would have called it a hopeless cause. The reconstruction seems nearly impossible, considering the cloudiness, stains, and huge missing sections. Even replacing all the missing stripes on the shirt is daunting. For one thing, the design must be continued  in a way that doesn't look unnatural.

 The expression is made harder by the very fact that it isn't serene and even, but a serious little pout.
 Anyway, here's the results so far. He's still a little blurry, but I think he does look better without the red goop on his face.