It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in them.
– L.M. Montgomery
The past few days I’ve been playing around with layering photos, colors and textures in the digital darkroom to create a type of art that lies somewhere between photography and painting. I must say I’m becoming a bit obsessed! So far, I’ve just been ‘winging it’ with the technique – trying a little of this, a little of that – until I come up with a result that I like. This spontaneity is exactly what my creativity needs.
No rules. No expectations. Just artistic expression.
The best part is that each project so far (Mar 30, Mar 31, today) started out with me in pure frustration because I wasn’t ‘inspired’ by anything around me. As such, my daily photos were only so-so (…actually pretty awful) and I felt compelled to do something more with them – to dig deeper into my creative side and not accept defeat.
That, my friends, is the #1 benefit of a Project 365 – the persistence. You have to show up, every single day, and flex your artistic muscle. Push the boundaries. Try something new. Grow.
It’s about finding the rainbow hidden in the little brown seed.