Friday, July 6, 2012
making art: sharing my gift with the world
I've been mulling over this week's assignment for Beyond Layers...
Seeing Your Gifts: "...really explore the idea that whatever you touch and create is of value and is important as you share your gifts with the world."
You see, this is the crux of the issue for me - the make-or-break issue of why I bother to make art at all. It is the fuel that drives the engine of my creativity.
So...at o'dark-thirty this morning (my optimal creative time of day) I set up the tripod and hauled out the 28-135mm sort-of zoom lens, which I haven't used in a few years, just to see what I could do with this prompt. I sensed it just wouldn't leave me alone until I did. Just a few shots was all it took til I found what I was looking for. Then it was off to my computer for some photo editing fun. I don't know exactly which of Kim Klassen's recipes I started with, but I ended up with this kinda shabby old look, which suits me just fine.
BTW this is how I cook, which might explain why people usually don't come to my house to eat. But they do seem to enjoy the art I make.
And I'm totally OK with that.