This is a rambly “thinking aloud” post. I’ve had thoughts going round in my head ever since I got into a really interesting conversation with a fellow photographer on Google Plus – the guy is clearly an encourager at heart, … Continue reading
when you dare to think one of your pics is good – not just “not terrible” but actually good when you dare to think some of your pics are good when you dare to set up a web home for … Continue reading
I used to stare at abstract art and think: I don’t understand this. I’ve no idea what I’m supposed to be seeing here. They’re talking a language I don’t understand, and there doesn’t seem to be a dictionary available. And … Continue reading
Not sure this is quite the most sane way of reminding people that I also do visual art and share it on my Meanderings blog…
This started from a photo my friend Max Rubenacker posted on Google+. It was a photo of a wall, with interesting smudges which just grabbed me and made me feel like graffitiing that wall. And Max let me do it! I enjoyed this process so much it should probably be illegal.
(I made three, but this is my favourite. Which is kind of interesting considering that my initial thought was that I wanted to write on that wall. But once you let your right brain start playing, you never know what’s going to come out.)
I used my usual photo editor, PicMonkey – they have a drawing feature, where you can choose colour, brush thickness, and brush hardness. When choosing colour, you can point it to a bit in the image itself and tell it to use that colour – which is what I did for different parts, so the…
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This is what’s been happening with my photography…
I haven’t posted here in ages but no, my photography hasn’t been dormant – far from it, it’s been evolving, and I’ve found myself wondering about what would or wouldn’t be suitable for posting here. At some stage I shared some of my thoughts on Google+ and then I thought I should try and do a similar post here but I never got round to it – too busy doing creative stuff and not finding the time to pause and write about it.
When I set this place up, it was a stage along the way. I called it Adventures with Sam because that’s what I felt was going on – I was going out for walks with Sam (my camera) and she was teaching me to look and to notice stuff. And gradually I started feeling that some of my photos were actually not so bad and were worth…
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I’m reading a novel about a Hassidic Jewish boy who was born with a gift. He is under pressure from his father to turn his back on what his papa regards as “foolishness”, but Asher simply can’t stop drawing, the … Continue reading
One of the people I follow on Google Plus is an artist, who shares some of his work there. So I get to see this stuff – not by going to an art gallery or buying a magazine or looking … Continue reading