Ha! Happy New Year! I cleaned up my studio so I’m back.
(It didn’t look quite like Francis Bacon’s studio image above but honestly it was close and more importantly, it felt like this image looks.)
It’s January in New England and we are having a torrential May rainstorm. On the way to the store this morning I took a photo driving home. Here’s a little gallery of three versions. I ended with what I call my Van Gogh Driving Shot.
Then, I wanted to share a short video about two photos of asphalt markings in an industrial park’s parking lot. Proof that you can be creative with anything.
Lastly, I am going to post a “stages ” video on one of the following photo transfer/encaustic/ painting thingies that I do in my next post ( yes, in 2016, I am going to post at least twice a month, if not weekly..I swear!) but for now I’ll show you four 5 X 5 (my new favorite size) of a variety of things that I grow and/or I buy in the supermarket.
Single most important thing I did in 2015 was develop a daily creativity habit. Every day, and I mean every day, despite the workload of the day, I did something: photograph, write, a combination of photography and writing, or simple, pure fun because I have no expectations whatsoever-gouache painting with stencils and stuff. I also watched many more painting videos than I did photography, although I did add to my filters toolkit throughout the year, as well as being on a first name basis with Dick Blick and B&H photo.
I hope you have time to develop a daily creativity habit, too. Honestly, I remember reading a book years, and I mean years, ago that recommended it and after I read the book and did the exercises, I said, “Hmm…this is a good idea.”
And, that was that. Up until 2015, when I put it into action and hopefully in 2016 will just do more of the same.
Let’s be creative, together, shall we?
I’m not kidding it’s 3:00 in afternoon and it is so stormy that it looks like midnight. Gouache fun below.