Sunday, June 21, 2009
For the number 2 Artist Date I followed all the rules and went by myself (well sort of - my puppy Mila was with me- does that count?). I decided to take my camera on a walk around my neighborhood. Usually I would walk around the 5.7 or so km drive and not really notice anything at all. This time however... looking through the lense of a camera I was saw through my 'artist' brain and was able to capture a number of images for my 'art well'. I kept an eye out for shapes and textures, watching the wind gently sway through the trees I took a picture of three towering poplars swaying in the same direction. I can't believe I forgot that there is a little lake in our community. I hadn't paid much attention to it until my son's class went there for a school project to study their environment. I was greatly pleased by what I discovered. The first thing I saw was a lovely turtle perched on a rock peaking out of the water. I had no idea there were turtles in our little lake! Numerous families of ducks, ducklings in tow ~ some still yellow and fuzzy. Robins teaching there youngins the art of catching worms (at least that's what it looked like but I'm not certain that birds need to learn this or if it's simply a natural thing). Regardless it was refreshing to watch. I captured the textures of bark on trees, pedals of flowers, sprigs of grass and weeds. Trails leading who knows where and posts forming shapes with precision. My eyes were open for the first time on a walk through my neighborhood and I took my time soaking all the juicy delicacies for my 'art' brain. I don't think I will ever walk without looking again! I am thoroughly enjoying the book as it leads through each chapter breaking my creativity free from the dusty crevices of my mind. I am looking towards the next weeks with great anticipation.
I hope this inspires you as you create.