Monday, June 11, 2007
The graphic above is a scan from the May 2007 edition of Parents® magazine - the topic, "Mother's Day Masterpiece" is part of a section dedicated to ways "Dads" can, "...give your wife a meaningful work of art...".
It's actually an advertorial ad for the photo service "mydavinci.com." What "mydavinci.com" does is alter uploaded photos to simulate a hand-painted/drawn piece of art.
Neat idea - perfect for people who don't have Photoshop skills or other expensive image-altering software.
But why did mydavinci.com choose a photo that rendered the perfectly fine-looking lady into Chucky - the knife wielding evil doll from the b-movie franchise?
Point #4 on the advertorial reads, "Get out the tissues. We swear this gift will make her cry."
Well DUH! She'll cry, then after she's shaken that off, she'll make Chucky seem as harmless as dryer lint.