How do I do it? How do I find subjects that are truly, uniquely Mine?
I use my filters. Not my ipad, PS filters.
But just the way I look intently at everything.
I go on zen strolls. I take photos of things, people and animals that, I am in love with.
Creating Original Content
Looking. Being Curious. Taking notes. Inventing. Imagining. Envisioning.
I invent stories within my mind with the shapes and forms that I see. Wondering how these puzzle pieces might fit together into an Intriguing art image.
Zeroing In on the swirls and patterns of colors and tones.
Yup… Just for Fun.
Or, Maybe the cascading falls of water has strange figures hiding within. Could I use that?
I wander. I wonder. I exert enormous amounts of effort. ie ‘hard work.’
I practice and test hundreds of things out.
I might cry. But I never, run dry of creativity or imagination or original content.
Once You Open the Door
I’ve opened the door to creativity and imagination.
And now it spills out. Unless I am totally exhausted overloaded or ill. But otherwise, once I gave myself permission to BE me there are no dry patches.
Honestly, I’ve more creative ideas than I’ll ever have the actual energy to create with. Thats ok too. I can accept that.
Creative. Story Telling.
Creative story telling with artwork, whether its sculpture, photography, collage, oils, watercolors…. It is the whole point!
I don’t want to merely ‘record’ a place.
Its so important to make the beloved subject emote. Say something!
To tell some kind of story.
make the Viewer want to Come Into the art work!
Horses. For centuries, the horse has been symbolic of strength, power and Freedom. Freedom is essential when we create, paint.
Art, can be our “horse” – our avenue of freedom and strength.
I chose Horses and riding as my theme today, as its a subject completely embedded within my soul.
I love horses. My granddaughter very apparently, does as well. She’s the rider. Again…. another Love.
We are far better at describing and making others see something that we ourselves Believe in, Know well and Love! ….something well worth remembering…
about these images and formats
Have a think about these images. About the types formats I used, the color choices made, the edge and focus choices.
The parts I chose to shoot and how.
Why, would I choose these segments, and parts? What meaning and symbolism could they have? What kinds of ‘stories’ might each photograph bring to mind. What does each evoke?
A Pattern emerges. I might take 50 shots of an eye. 100 of hands, 200 of a dewdrop. There is a reason.
Sometimes…. we don’t ‘see’ the reason right at that moment, it clarifies over time. As we review the overall collection. Then we see a pattern emerging. A message, ie some story that wants to be told.
I’m going to leave it to you, to come to your own conclusions on the 4 images. And the stories and messages they may convey.
The eye, rein, rider graduating focus.
The UPward head shot of the rider.
The hands on the reins, in control but not fearful.
The neck and mane, saddle, rein, hand, rider.
I love telling stories through art.
Art, via color or brush, or photos … these, can be our Words… so don’t hold back!!
This is how, we can create Uniquely original content in our art.
Just use our own, words.