A tiny empty glass bottle, three decaying leaves, and three lake stones on a wooden table.
“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.”
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
–Henry Ward Beecher
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.
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,
A watercolor paint tray on a white background. There is something about a set of these simple paints that just makes me happy.
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”.
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?
“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.”