OK, first off, I have an admission to make. I can’t do the one picture a day challenge! There are just too many pictures out there to take and it is such a beautiful day! I went out today for a long walk around town and found several things that I wanted to capture – so I did. I am not going to let a self imposed challenge stop me from taking the pictures I want to take.
But I have learned a lesson from the exercise – I have learned to take my time before snapping, to think and really let the picture come to you rather than searching too hard. And I think I have come to value the shots much more highly, to treasure the good ones more – so it is not wasted. And I will still post a picture a day for the 30 days that I intended.
It’s a glorious day here and this is some pussy willow against the blue sky.
I have continued to practice my painting and I am having a lot of fun experimenting and learning about using acrylics. I have used watercolour and gouache a lot in the past but for some reason I have not tried acrylics before. I love the way they mix and the way I can move them across the surface with my fingers. Below is a practice version – I love the colours! They really make my heart sing.
I feel like last Thursday was a real breakthrough – as if I had been shown a whole new room of creativity and ideas that I didn’t know was there and I am having so much fun exploring the room and realising there are so many more things I could do. And this is why I took time off between jobs, it’s taken a while to bubble to the surface 🙂