Thursday 22 February 2007

Yesterday's Post

Yesterday's post is in photo format. I took the first of Kerri's 100 ideas, and instead of actually picking up things on my walk, I took photos of my walk from our house to the grocery store (gorgeous day!). Just a mundane, everyday kind of thing, but I was wondering what it might look like through a lens. I tried to take pictures without thinking about it too much, just focus on what I was drawn to and click. Probably every amateur photographer/artist has done this kind of thing, but I don't care...I've never done it before. Maybe next time I'll be more adventurous and take pictures of every person I meet on the way, but I'm not that bold...yet.
It took a while to figure out how to put it all together, and in the end I opted for a collage template from my HP editor-thingy, as it was all taking a great deal of time! I don't have any great insights into this mini-project, however. The beginning process I enjoyed, but editing photos is something at which I am not adept, and for which I do not have the proper programs, I suspect. So there was a certain element of frustration which I didn't anticipate. Maybe frustration and creative process is something worth exploring. Is it useful? Is it something that you can train out of yourself? I suppose it arises out of impatience and feeling pressed for time....ah there's that time thing again.

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