Saying hi and happy birthday to my high school friends from the class of '70 who, along with moi, turn the big six O this year. Since we're all celebrating on different days throughout the year I thought, since next week is June 1st and almost the half way point of the year, that this was a good time to wish all of us a good ol' fashioned happy birthday. Plus on June 1st, I'll turn 59 1/2 which is the magic age when your financial status changes. It's odd that it's 59 1/2 and not 59 or 60 but none the less, it is an important milestone when it comes to finances. When you reach 59 1/2 there is no longer a 10% penalty when you withdraw money from a tax deferred plan. Not that I'm ready to make any withdrawals but nice to know that we've reached the age that we're penalty free!
Happy Birthday Friends.
I processed this in Photoshop with several adjustment layers, filters and textures. Using the magic wand, I selected the background on the image layer and then added it as a layer mask on one of the texture layers. I then added a pattern and colorized it. The text is a free font called The King and Queen.
This is the image Straight out of the camera (SOOC).