Magic Screen Duet

Magic Screen Duet

The Ohio Art Etch A Sketch with the “magic screen”.   First sold in the 1960s, I believe, it was (and still should be) in just about every kid’s toy box.  It was hours of fun, turning the knobs left and right, tongue stuck out in extreme concentration, trying so hard to create a masterpiece.  In my case, trying but never succeeding.  I never had the coordination to create much of anything but a bunch of straight and wavy lines.

Creative Block

Creative Block

“The empty page before me now, the pen is in my hand
The words don’t come so easy but I’m trying.”
–from “On the Other Side” from Monolith by Kansas

When you get 152 days into a 365 photo-a-day project, you are bound to have quite a few days where nothing looks right, there is no inspiration, and you struggle to find an interesting subject,

Hands Drawing Hands

Hands Drawing Hands

Today, while staring at a blank sheet of paper on my desk, trying to write out a to-do list and thoughts about future photo shoots, I had the idea of trying to create something reminiscent of M.C. Escher’s work, “Drawing Hands”.  

64 Colors

64 Colors

Peach.  Lavender.  Thistle.  Orange-Yellow.  Or was it Yellow-Orange?  Some very obvious names and some that made you scratch your head. I think it would have been great fun to be paid to name the colors of each crayon.  Which was/is your favorite color?