6.25.2007

blue-grey morning

Today was different than most Mondays, quiet and easy. And, I woke up with the urge to create something that reflected the calm in our home.

I am really pleased how this new piece blue-grey morning turned out. And, mostly that it all came together so quickly.

One of my biggest challenges is the learning curve in being a self-taught artist. And, the amount of time it takes to learn the vast amounts of information about my craft. I often wonder how different my art would look if I had studied photography in college rather than the more practical subjects my parents chose for me. My method for teaching myself has just been to read and experiment in any spare moment, to take lots of pictures and learn from the ones I like. But, today I felt my confidence changing. I didn't need to take a hundreds of pictures hoping that I would like one. I knew after 5 that I had caputured the image I wanted, and that I could leave things alone and be happy. So simple and easy. I could really get used to this.

4 comments:

terri said...

alicia, your work is lovely and i like that you are self-taught. it somehow seems more pure and perfectly imperfect, if you know what i mean. a little more real, a little less clinical. i will buy something from your shop soon. there are so many i really like - just waiting now for that one i LOVE to come out of your camera. that pink rose in the glass jar with the black background is really speaking to me....

crystal said...

congrats to that! what a great feeling!

deb said...

I just found your blog.. your work is beautiful!

papernclay said...

Love the pussy willows, one of my alltime favorites!! I have 5 different bushes in my yard. I even made my own topiary with them.
I'm especially proud of it!