Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'm not the mom. I'm just the stork.

I don't know about you, but when I'm not actively doing things... I forget how to do certain things.

It had been awhile since I played around in Photoshop. I used it for all the fun editing with my book, Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers.

At first I forgot exactly how to delete a background. I knew there was a better way.
(the ways I remembered were taking forever and not quite perfect)
I Googled it and thought "I can't believe I forgot about the magic eraser tool." Duh!

I was working on updating a few things in my book and when I was done with that, I thought I'd have some fun. I've had this idea recently and decided I could do a rough-cut version myself.

Thus, I had a little reconstructive surgery and voila:

Kinda cool in a creepy sort of way, right? So you see, literally, I'm not the mom,  I'm just the stork! LOL Who knows what I'll end up doing with this. The purple background is the background I used in my book and I had taken this picture and cartoonized it like so:

This version is actually in my book. Just for fun, I'll show you the real photo it come from.

Oh my goodness look at my naked belly for all to see. This was when I was pregnant as a surrogate for the first time about 6 years ago.

I know I've talked about my designing before. I almost got addicted to designing sayings for t-shirts and merchandise. I have since opened about 10 shops to fit all my ideas.

I found this picture of me wearing my most popular saying, I'm not the mom. I'm just the stork. This was also when I was pregnant with the first surrogacy.

I was happy with just the words for awhile, but then I came across some awesome clip art... and something sparked inside me and I had ideas coming to me left and right.

This is the bumper sticker version. (yep there's different versions) I proudly stuck this on our van years ago. I know I bought the shirt version with graphics, but unfortunately I must not have a picture of me wearing the shirt. I swear I can picture myself wearing it.

Aha! Found it, but alas my plump pregnant bosoms are kind of covering it all up and I'm kind of slumped over. (twin surrogacy @  about 28 weeks?) This was a maternity shirt design with the text and graphics on the belly.

You can find all my designs here:

I'm not the mom. I'm just the stork. © Jill Reeder


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    1. Aw you are so sweet. This my favorite comment ever. Thank you very much! I try to put time effort and thought into my posts.


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