A lovely image was provided this week to illustrate "Shy Beauty" It didn't speak to me though, so I went in search of another. when I thought about the theme, I was drawn to the idea of people who are not yet aware of their beauty--who are still growing into it. I found this old photo of a girl on the brink of womanhood on Suzee Que's Flickr group, and I thought she was perfect. Other images are from Graphics Fairy, Dover and Rubyblossom at T4L. Photoshop brushes and layer styles were used as well as playing with opacity in the layers. I love Photoshop.