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22-APR-2005

April 22

Almost embarrassed to post this but I worked too hard on it to throw away.
Began with some thoughts on the daily toils of women, and remembered Robin and Cliff (to name a few) had done masterpieces with multiple personalities, so here's my take. My front entry, an old time parlor, the furniture was moved a few days ago, so I merely moved a few pieces around the corner of the room for this. I BOTCHED the hair where visible, it looks like I need a shave reading the paper. The cats did jump up on me on what was the final shot, they fit so I let them stay. The pipe going up the wall on the far corner provides hot water to my old radiator system. Everything else is photoshopped :)

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Pierre Schneider28-Jul-2007 12:24
Nice work ! voted
De'Carr Studio17-Jul-2007 20:10
I recognize the one where you are sleeping!!!LOL
Richard Calmes28-Dec-2006 16:01
Very creative! Well executed! V
De'Carr Studio18-Aug-2006 12:37
Sybil? May I speak to Sybil, now? LOL Great piece of work , Karen. Lots of time here. Vote
Peter Hollinger04-May-2005 10:17
That's amazing, Karen!
Mindy McNaugher04-May-2005 04:18
This is absolutely incredible!!! Great job!
Linda Willets01-May-2005 03:31
Amazing.. love it.
James Lundy30-Apr-2005 02:03
This is awesome!
Rene Hales29-Apr-2005 21:01
Such fun for the viewer. Great job!--Rene
Jill29-Apr-2005 13:28
Karen: I can't stop looking at your image(s) here. Facinating roles and the ps work is fantastic. Yet another vote.
Autumn Sky29-Apr-2005 09:50
Karen I had missed this earlier in the week. So very well conceived and executed. Fabulous job sewing this all together. Bravo!
Phil28-Apr-2005 10:43
really so cool and I can see why it has so many votes - congrats
markvm27-Apr-2005 13:48
Wonderful idea and execution!
Mark Rutter26-Apr-2005 21:50
This is fantastic. And I waited until now to get a peek. Definitely voting. Should really be one for each time you appear but it won't let me do that.
Michael Bertrand26-Apr-2005 02:47
Karen this is fabulous!! Sorry I didn't see it when you posted it. I am alittle behind. The more I look at it the more involved it obviously is! Very well done.
virginiacoastline26-Apr-2005 00:19
LOL! LOVE THIS!!! Absolutely love it! You done great . . I need to do something fun like this . .it tells the cutest/funniest story =]
bandito24-Apr-2005 19:37
BTW, GMV
bandito24-Apr-2005 19:37
Fantastic work! I'm amazed at the layering, like where the white sock covers the jean leg, and others. Fantastic work. Makes me feel like such a bum with my thing on Friday!

Really outstanding.
Cliff24-Apr-2005 17:24
Oh Karen - this is terrific - a ton of work but a fantastic result! Imagine this framed and hung on your living room wall to amaze your guests !! :o)
Guest 24-Apr-2005 16:39
WOW!
Donna Lear24-Apr-2005 14:48
Fantastic execution and idea, Karen. Deserves every vote it got. :)
Guest 24-Apr-2005 01:46
HOLY COW!! THIS IS AMAZING. I love this. What a creative image, the whole idea of it and the execution is amazing. Kudos.
got my vote
Elaine (etfitz)24-Apr-2005 00:59
Wonderful! "V"!
petesie24-Apr-2005 00:55
I can't believe I missed this one.....it is wonderful....amusing...fantastic...fun....creative....Voted
Chris Sofopoulos23-Apr-2005 21:49
Impressive work Karen. Excellent. Brilliant idea.
Guest 23-Apr-2005 18:39
Amazing piece here Karen! Voted!
Tom Darby23-Apr-2005 18:27
Karen, this is an amazing work! You are talented, I cannot see any errors that you refer to. I just keep looking from one Karen to another and then back again.
GMV2!
Cheryl Hawkins23-Apr-2005 16:23
Wonderful, You did a great job!! Love it!
Tine Verheyden23-Apr-2005 14:19
Fantastic job done here. I'm stunned... my well deserved vote.
Paul Dovie Jr23-Apr-2005 13:22
It is great you can be in so many places at one time. I like it.
snootydog23-Apr-2005 12:47
I know how hard these are to pull off and you did a great job, not just in PS skill but as others have pointed out, in representing the different facets of you. I trust this will be atop the leader board by daybreak. well done.

Just out of curiousity, did you use the pocket wizards to fire the camera remotely?
Guest 23-Apr-2005 10:25
wow you are so good at PS..I love this..I keep looking..vote...........
Ian Clowes23-Apr-2005 09:55
Amazing!
C. White23-Apr-2005 06:46
Hard work has paid off for you here. Excellent -voted too.
Scott Schexnaydre23-Apr-2005 06:34
Good job, I wouldn't have the patience to do this.
Dan Chusid23-Apr-2005 05:19
I wouldn't even come close trying to do this. My ps skills are hack and trite, my attention span would waver and my cats would be gnawing at my legs driving me nuts during the process!
Gary Winters23-Apr-2005 04:48
Well, Karen, you've done it again! Wonderful, funny, well executed shot. I love all the different expressions (especially on the telephone), the fact that you changed clothes for each shot (people often forget to do that when creating something like this), and in general the setting itself. A masterpiece! And let me tell you, I know how much work this is. Good job! Great job!
Guest 23-Apr-2005 04:37
Oh this is such a fun shot, Karen. Thought from the thumbnail it was a family shot, but when I opened it up, they all looked so familiar, lol!!! I love what you have done here, so creative and different! :)
Pepe Zyman23-Apr-2005 04:27
OMG I can't believe how creative you are. You did a fantastic job. I can't stop looking at this picture! Vote, vote, vote, vote......................
Chris23-Apr-2005 04:22
Pretty cool shot, K :)
Ann LT23-Apr-2005 03:50
You did a WONDERFUL job on this ,Karen ,Karen,Karen,Karen,and Karen! I have to learn how to do this! Vote from me. LOL
JeremyGood23-Apr-2005 03:47
Very nice, lots of work went into this.
laine8223-Apr-2005 03:36
The Karen on the stairs is a woman who wears many hats in her busy day to day life. It is Friday, it's been a heavy week and she wants some sleep. But her likenesses just wont slow down in her head to allow her this much needed rest. She has tried to reason with them but they are still working overtime, buzzing around, keeping her awake...'what am I going to do with you ? ' she thinks,wearing her frustration vividly....
And that's exactly as I see this wondercul comp, Karen....voting too.
Francisco Villegas23-Apr-2005 03:26
What a hard and creative work... just great.
Karen Leaf23-Apr-2005 03:04
Thanks guys. Just fixed and reposted cuz I saw a couple glaring errors. Took me about 1/2 to set the lights, small room and lots of ugly shadow. Took several shots in the different poses in case they overlapped too badly. The editing was a chore until about the last merge when I figured out the easiest way to do it-about 2 hours on PS. Breland, this is the paper from Sunday I haven't read yet :)
Coleen Perilloux Landry23-Apr-2005 02:58
Wonderful, wonderful. LOL at the one on the stairs--looks like a hangover.
Robin Reid23-Apr-2005 02:57
This wonderful and you have a big vote from me. Creative and well executed. I'm impressed!
Now a couple points: you are illustrating the many roles of a woman most days. Now I can't speak for Cliff, but I am the one with multiple personalties (a la the 7 faces of Eve) and my therapist told me (before she died out of frustration trying to help me) that M.P.D. is quite different from the wonderful people of th world like you and other woman of your ilk who do so many things, so well, every day.
I am inspired by your fabulous effort here.
Lori Rolfe23-Apr-2005 02:56
wow! and got my vote
Guest 23-Apr-2005 02:54
Heck of a job, voted.
Breland23-Apr-2005 02:52
You have captured the essence of a normal work day for most people. I just wish I had time to read the paper in the morning before work. Cool ps work, how long did you have to work on it?
Gayle P. Clement23-Apr-2005 02:44
Excellent! You did a great job of this. I love all of the different views of Karen.