|to be cut out for collage|
|finished drawing for a friend|
I gave it my all and, on the one hand, it seems like I produced these really quickly. On the other hand, I've been trying to sort and organize my photos from the past 6 months (digital spring cleaning.) Grouping like photos and assigning any group for more than 10 its own folder (then backing up and deleting unnecessaries) has helped me see patterns of what I notice/see.
Of course, there's a folder for "cookies" and one for "cute kitty photos," and "home improvement," but when it comes to birds, I was a little surprised. I needed sub-folders ("owls," "taxidermy", "wing anatomy," etc.) In total, there are more than 200 bird photos from the last 6 months. I don't feel like I took quite that many, but on the other hand, I see birds everywhere (at the jobs, on walks, in art), and there have been a few magical "art field trips"(to the zoo (x2) and the natural history museum). It leaves me wondering if ambitious work (for some) requires a degree of artistic obsession or if the tendency to see/notice develops out of making the artwork? Hmmmmm.
Other good art-news this week - I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Women Artists! (:D)