Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Well, my heart was in the right place...

I went into the studio with the full intention of photographing waxed paper. (It's my self-assignment for my "Parts is Parts" class that's winding down right now.) But there was this wood. And some string. And a couple of old pen nibs sticking out of  a jar. I just couldn't help myself. This seemed a lot more fun than photographing waxed paper (although I must say, my waxed paper photos are rather cool!).

And this, my friends, is the delight and the curse of being self-employed. I have no one other than ME telling me what to do. Yes, I have critiques to do and questions to answer and videos to make and marketing to get around to and websites to update and people to placate who are so annoyed that I've discontinued the Wildflower Hotsheet, and and and . . . but when inspiration hits, I find I need to run with it, figuring yes, the other stuff WILL get done, but right now there's this string, see, and this wood, and and and . . . so I'll get back to the other stuff right away, and what I don't get done, well, at 4 a.m. tomorrow I'll be frantically trying to catch up.

And now if you'll excuse me, I need to go photograph some waxed paper. Work, work, work . . . ©Carol Leigh


Stephan Dietrich said...

Classic image with interpretation to the past... I like the recipe for this one: Stop everything, find two old pens, some string, a piece of wood, do a little this, do a little bit of that ...and... come up with something like this.

Simple - yet complex. The music notes and string flow nicely. The pens seem to reflect the recording and creative process... enough detail and doodling to show a little of the thoughts you are dealing with... except this creation has a calming effect. The calming after the storm...

As for the other things you have going on: As like with your photography, art and creative words of expression, I am sure that everything will come together, fall into place, perspective and work out.

I like Ricky Nelson's song, "Garden Party" - especially this verse:

"But it's all right now
I learned my lessons well
You see you can't please ev'ryone so
You got to please yourself..."

From looking at your work and reading your posts... Looks like what you are doing right now is what you should focus on... Your images, visions and photomontages are have powerful strengths, symbolism and clarity...

Keep up the great work and all the best to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Stephan's comment was very articulate, and I totally agree. So all I can add is that I really love this one!