I haven’t been feeling 100% this weekend but I took the cats in the garden to get the sun on their fur and whilst doing that I noticed my shadow against the house. I thought it would be fun to take a few photos of me and Al’s shadows moving.
Later we decided to get some more fresh air and embrace the good weather, so visited Sherwood forest. I decided to photograph our shadows walking along on the floor.
These are quite experimental but I like the way they have turned out. I wanted to combine the photos I have taken of worn out walls and pealing paint, and make a split screen slideshow. I decided to put a black screen in between each photo to replicate the way original slideshows worked.
The time I give each section differs and is something I am looking forward to playing around with. I think they are too fast and intend on making some that are slowed down.
I woke up this morning thinking about different ways I can document my walks. I really love looking around me at and seeing the way the pavement changes and the sky is framed by trees. I take photos of worn out buildings, abandoned furniture and other thing that catch my eye. I think walks are contemplative and relaxing, and I just wanted to play around with what you see around you. I had the idea to take photos of the floor and video the sky.
It was my Nan’s birthday on the 18th February and a friend of hers bought her a tin opener, with a note that said ‘Hope you don’t already have one of these.’ We found it quite funny as you would hope that someone would own a tin opener as it isn’t exactly cutting edge technology. My Nan confessed that she actually had three and this new one would mean she was the proud owner of 4 tin openers. We laughed at the thought of using them all at the same time. We decided after some discussion you would need 8 arms and that an octopus would be able operate 4 tin openers. I decided to draw and paint it.
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’ve got a new project on the horizon which involves painting. I’m throughly enjoying mixing paints again and there’s something very nostalgic about it. Feeling very excited about art again and want to do more of it starting tonight!
This weekend, me and Al have been working hard to turn our spare room (of doom) into a space that has the ultimate storage. This involved a after work Friday night trip to Ikea to buy shelves (fairly grim prospect but actually lots of fun!) and a lot of throwing away, moving and building on Saturday. It was worth it as there is now a space in my home where I can make mess and be creative, without inflicting it on the rest of the house. Yippeee!