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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

☆╮"Wishful Thinking"╭☆

This was my Dad's first attempt at Photoshop in 2010, I think he must have been trying to live out his childhood fantasies through photo editing techniques! 



    I was so impressed when I saw this photograph ... I can't get my head around all those gadgets Photoshop has and I end up getting really frustrated when I try and use it, I've been promising myself I will master it one day tho'!

    Since nailing it on his first attempt my Dad went on to pass a diploma in design technology (Photoshop based), at the same time and since graduating he was teaching Photoshop for 20 or so pensioners (for Age Concern) part time...

    Not too shabby my daddy!!

    Sadly though he had to give it up as Age Concern couldn't supply the funding needed to pay for the overheads to keep the course running.

    The pensioners loved it so much and their monthly photography field trips and subsequent Exhibitions that they pleaded with him to keep the course running, even attempting to fund it themselves after a month it became obvious that it just wouldn't be possible and without coming under the banner of "Age Concern" they were unable to raise funds through grants etc.

    It seems fun things that older people really enjoy, that keep them fit, socialising and give them something to look forward to are not cost effective for Old Age Charities and our local Council and it just had to close.

    I really proud of my Dad, can you tell?!

    Hugs,

2 comments:

noirist said...

Hey! That's so cool! My mum has just got a tablet and I don't think she's ever going to get to your dad's tech level, bless her!

Just stopping by to say hello and wondering if you've bought any cute/cool new dolls recently? I haven't commented for a while because I have been trying to avoid dolly blogs. I can't afford any at the moment myself. :'(

But I hope you are well!

-Sarah

Herbie Hopkins said...

Hi Sarah,
Great to hear from you, hope all's good in your neck of the woods?
Lol my Mum's the same - the first time she used msn messenger she signed every reply with Love Mum, despite the fact we were in the middle of an hour long conversation!
Oh my, yes I've got such sights to show you (Hellraiser reference for no apparent reason!) seriously lots as I had my birthday (or should that be dolly-day?) in June *Grin*
I'll get on the case soon I promise!
Hugs,
Herbs x