I am on a roll now with internet-based learning opportunities -- I just started another online art class. This time, I am studying dynamic composition with collage artist Jane Davies.
I love taking classes because they give me a justification for spending hours every day on my art. Somehow, because I am paying for the privilege, art becomes "work" that I have to do. This "work" -- which is really play -- takes precedence over mundane things like laundry and house cleaning by virtue of the deadlines that come with class assignments. Now, if I can only figure a way to be this focused without spending any money.....
I'm just playing with shapes here:
Last Friday, I decided I needed to make some ATC's, and was really getting into the mood:
But then I looked at the clock.... we were expecting house guests for the Fourth of July weekend in less than an hour, and my kitchen table still looked like this:
I really zone out when I'm playing with color!
All I can say is: lucky for me our guests were running late, too.... We had a lovely holiday weekend, culminating in our town's annual picnic and fireworks display. I did not take my SLR to the fireworks (I don't even pretend to know how to properly capture fireworks); instead, these shots were taken with my iphone:
This one is kind of cool -- I think it looks like the aliens are landing:
...while this one looks like a flock of ghostly birds flying toward the sun:
I hope everyone had a great weekend!