Monday, April 20, 2009

Photo of the Week - a Labor of Love

The Church of the Pater Noster is built on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem on the site where tradition says that Jesus taught his disciples The Lord's Prayer. Set into the walls inside the building are tiled plaques with the prayer written out in 62 languages. This snapshot is of the plaque with the prayer in Friesian, my husband's parents' native language.

My husband's youngest sister (easily one of the coolest people I know) recently traveled to Israel where she took this photo. I volunteered to clean it up a little so she could have it printed and framed for her mother as a Mother's Day gift. This memento of the Holy Land will be very meaningful to Mom, as members of both her family and that of her husband were active in the resistance against the Nazis in the Netherlands during World War II.


It took me a little while (OK, a long while, LOL!) to figure out the proper order in which to make the corrections, but both of us are pretty pleased with the results. The more I learn how to play in Photoshop, the more addictive it becomes!


I never was able to totally square up the tiles. I suspect that the tiles themselves aren't level or square on the wall.

9 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

what a nice and thoughtful gift :D

Kerry said...

What a wonderful keepsake that is!! and you did a great job of repairing it too.

Linda Fleming said...

How wonderful you were able to help create this gift for your M-I-L. It looks great, Judi.

Carla said...

Very nice. You did good cleaning it up.

Mike Fleming said...

Good job, looks great and the history is very interesting.

HElen said...

You did such a great job! Wonderful memory keepsake!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

That is going to be a great Mother's Day present for your M-I-L
especially because it is in her native language. Very nicely done.

Serena said...

You did a wonderful job at cleaning it up. This is such a beautiful and very sentimental gift that I'm sure will be treasured by your MIL.

Helen said...

It's going to be the best Mother's Day gift ever, and I'll tell Mom that it is from both of us. Thanks again, Judi!

And hey--we're members of a pretty cool family!