the apple in the mirror by pistache

the apple in the mirror

the latest theme for brooke shaden's weekly composite challenge on instagram is fairytales ... hence this concoction.

i chose as the background one of the old houses i visited when i was in charleston in the autumn, and added my evil queen hand, an apple and myself as a child, captured by my father. and then i tried to think about light and dark and coherence, adding bits, taking bits away, leaving it to simmer for a bit while i did other stuff and then coming back to it with a fresh perspective. but the time comes when you have to hit save and get on with your life ;)
Loving your work !
January 16th, 2020  
Mesmerizing, Clare. It’s eerie that you are not reflected in the “mirror”. I adore the image of you as a little girl. What a family treasure.
January 16th, 2020  
Very creative and nicely done :)
January 16th, 2020  
A gorgeous image and fairytale! Before scrolling down, it noticeably it has your handwriting. What a cute little girl you were :-)
January 16th, 2020  
"but the time comes when you have to hit save and get on with your life ;)"
so true but so hard to do once you go down the Photoshop rabbit hole!
I see this is a mirror into the future with you, as a young Snow White, being given a warning glimpse of your future.
January 16th, 2020  
Fabulous processing - I love Brooke Shaden's work; I can see the inspiration here!
January 16th, 2020  
Oh i think this is fabulous
January 16th, 2020  
A wonderful job of portraying the temptation of that rosy red apple. Well conceived and put together Clare. And what a bonus to see the child version of you.
January 16th, 2020  
Wonderful composite.
January 16th, 2020  
It’s fabulous
January 16th, 2020  
How do you dooooo these??? Amazing
January 16th, 2020  
oh brilliant, hope she doesn't take it ;)
January 16th, 2020  
This is very clever. Fav
January 16th, 2020  
Brilliantly composed!
January 16th, 2020  
So startled she got air lifted!
January 17th, 2020  
Wow... impressive!!
January 17th, 2020  
Well thought out and composed!
January 17th, 2020  
Love it...fav! :)
January 17th, 2020  
Very clever! Well done.
January 17th, 2020  
Super awesome !!!!
January 17th, 2020  
Nice one
January 17th, 2020  
nicely done, one for the evil queen. I am going through Brooke's composite tutorials - slowly.
January 18th, 2020  
Wonderful work!
January 18th, 2020  
Uh-oh, Snow-white and Alice intertwined
January 18th, 2020  
Instant fav!! Super comp!
January 22nd, 2020  
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