This week the optional theme is: Hardware.
What an interesting theme and one that could be interpreted in many different ways.
When I first read the theme the first thought that popped into my head was something that the doctor said to me right after I had surgery on my right foot 15 years ago. He asked me if I would like to have the "hardware" that was in my foot from a prior surgery.
Believe it or not I kept the pieces of what is referred to as, "Hardware" and that is how this piece came about. Please click to enlarge the picture.
This is a side view of my right foot and ankle. You can see the scar where the surgery was done. I had an extra bone taken out of my foot and the screw was inserted to fuse the remaining bone together. The problem was that after my foot had healed my body decided that it did not like the "hardware" that had been place in my ankle and the screw was slowly working it's way to the surface so I had the 2nd surgery to remove the screw.
After adding Bonnie's texture:
Creative Canvas blending in hard light at 80% I then overlayed the photo of the screw and erased the counter out of the photo. I added some aging on Pixlr and then went back and added the Kid's definition from the dictionary on hardware.
I know it's a little weird but I think it turned out great.
For those that want to know, Piglet the cat that was so ill is doing much better now. He is living at my mom's right now and has been home since Monday. He's taking medication for the Respiratory Infection and his eye infection and is slowly but surely sounding much better. It will be sometime though before he can be allowed outside as his immune system needs to be built back up. I'm just happy that I took him to the Vet when I did. Had he been out in the horribly cold weather we've been having another 2-3 days he would most likely have died. Even though we now have a good sized Vet bill for a cat that really wasn't ours to start out with I feel good knowing that he is being taken care of and will live a happy life now and in fact has become one of our own now.