Is It Just Me?


 When I was Skyping with my granddaughter on the weekend I snapped a couple of pictures.

Her mom bought her this adorable little hat and I couldn’t resist snapping some photos. (Skype is amazing!)

Then, with the magic of Photoshop, I softened the focus even more.

 Is it just me, or do they remind you of paintings by Monet?

You know , I’ve often thought that the reason Claude Money painted such etherial pictures might be because he was nearsighted.

When I take my contacts out and don’t put my glasses on, I see the world very much in a Monet-like manner.

What do you think?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Definitely! I am also nearsighted, so this is how the world looks to ME most of the time. I love those pictures. You also make me determined to use Skype!

    1. Skype is a wonderful tool, Djan!

  2. Whatever works! These are absolutely adorable! I may have to invest in Skype, or a webcam so I can use Skype, I guess.

    1. There is no cost to use Skype the way we use it, Sid.

  3. I just found this in my inbox, and I gasped. The pics of your granddaughter are breathtaking; ethereal. So Monet-ish. I find it intriguing that you thought this might be the reason Monet painted this way. I think he’s my favorite.

    A friend just two days ago told me about skyping and I told her I’d looked into it. So ironic that you’ve mentioned it here. You’re the only two people from whom I’ve heard about it.

    Lovely pics of your granddaughter. Now if I could just figure out Photoshop. I need to find someone to help me, as usual. I sometimes feel like my brain is stretched to the limit trying to figure out all the latest technology. I always need help!

    1. Thank you, Ann. Frankly I think you are doing amazing with technology based on our email exchange earlier this week!

  4. I think she’s a masterpiece! So cute.

  5. Thank you, Karen!

  6. I love the softer focus. She’s adorable, whatever the focus, though.

    It’s one of the nice things about being older – I can’t see all those new wrinkles in the mirror.

  7. I love what you did with her photo. It looks very Monet! Lovely!!

  8. Monet is exactly what popped into my head, when I first saw those photos on facebook!

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