As I write this I’m thinking of how I felt a week ago compared to how I am feeling today… and there is a big difference. It must have been a flu bug that morphed into a sinus infection, in the meantime just knocking me off my feet and putting me on the couch for the weekend.
I’ve seen enough TV to last quite a while, though it was entertaining…a marathon of episodes from “World’s Worst Cook”, a few episodes of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, and that last episode of Downton Abbey (at least until season four).
(There had better be a season four.)
Now that I’m feeling much better, thanks to drugs, I thought I’d work on my photo course a bit and share with you what I’m learning.
For the Journey of Fascination course, Kat invited us to look at our images and think of the types of contrasts that we could find. My photo walk did not happen, but this evening I have taken the time to just look around in my room where I do my creating and found a few contrasts that I’ll share with you here.
New camera (on my cell phone) versus my very first camera.
This contrast in age, if you will, makes an interesting conversation starter.
Empty spools contrasting with one that is full.
Yes, I love these little things and you’ve seen images of them here before.
This image would be even more boring without that one spool that still has thread on it.
This little terracotta bird is a favorite of mine because of the contrast in the finish. The shiny, glossy blue and the ‘flat’ finish of the red. And in this little sculpture lies the lesson, I think, that Kat is trying to get across.
Artwork, whether photos or sculptures or whatever, is more interesting when there is a visual contrast or a contrast of ideas. I confess that this is not something I have kept in mind when I’m taking photos, but after doing this exercise I know I will be much more aware of it.