I have started to walk home more regularly. Even though it’s pretty straight forward and not through rolling hills or beautiful fields (That’s the dream) I still see some exciting sights. It always clears my head too.
Just found an app on my phone that I didn’t know was lurking about. It’s called Paper Artist and means you can put different effects on your photos. I like the effect on the photo I took of a pigeon sheltering from the wind.
I was wondering what to do today but as soon as I stepped out of the office, I was almost blown away by the forceful wind! I decided to document the other things, aside from my hair, that was affected by this gusty natured weather.
I left work and just kept walking, with my bus fare tightly in my hand. The walk is pretty straight and loud and grey. The streetlights create a glow which reflects on the wet concrete. I used ArtRage to draw my impression of my walk home. My hair was massive when I got home from the wind!
It’s an amazing programme where you get so much control on the different brushes/pens (even palette knife) that you can choose and all without getting messy (although sometimes you can’t beat real paint!)
As of today, I’m going to try and do something creative everyday. There are no rules, I just want to get back into thinking creatively and making things again. For my first day I have taken the Guardian weekend magazine from last weekend (that I have still haven’t read enough of) and decided to cut out a square of each double page spread. I tend to have a bad habit of mainly looking at the pictures in magazines and newspapers, so thought It’d be a good place to start. I have a little white box frame, so I used the mount frame as a guide to choose the section. All the pictures are 7.5 x 7.5cm. Here are a few strangely lit photo’s:
I would like to document them all in the frame when there is better light! I found it very therapeutic and fun to frame a small part of a page.