Day six, I am quite impressed with myself for getting to nearly a week without cheating. For six days I have taken one picture only, no deleting, and posted whatever I took. I can’t say it’s been high art but it has been very interesting. I have found it hard, not the bit about finding my subject for the day, they always jump out at me, but only taking one picture of it. Normally I would set about trying to capture what I saw by trying different angles, different crops, different exposures etc.
I had a profound thought about creativity when I was painting the fence at 8 o’clock this morning – but unfortunately I have completely forgotten what it was, which is annoying and I blame old age!
However, interestingly, I just got my paints out and did 3 paintings just now. All rather experimental and I am not sure if I have anything worth keeping but I haven’t painted for months. My paints are held in various ice-cream containers and I loved the way they tumbled onto the desk in all their colourful glory – as if to say “Here we are! What are you going to do with us?”
So perhaps there is a certain amount of creativity in me and if I am not using it up on photography, it’s going to leak out into watercolours!
Unfortunately, I can’t take a picture of my finished pieces to show you!
I am very excited about tomorrow. I have the chance to attend a workshop with two local street artists who I greatly admire – I have no idea what we will be doing, but just to meet them and learn from them is a huge thrill. I will be taking my camera and I think, I will probably be breaking my one a day rule tomorrow. The opportunity to go to the city, travel on the ferry and the train and mix with other artists in an urban setting will, I suspect, be too much for me not to capture.
I’ll let you know tomorrow!