I appear to becoming obsessed.
With capturing images – I can’t go anywhere without a camera! From flowers by the side of the road, to rooftops – through to stunning views (and I’ve seen a lot of them lately!), I am constantly snapping away.
I think I am afraid to miss something – if I see something that catches my eye it sparks my imagination. So many ideas and so little time means I feel the need to collect them – albeit in digital form, to use later.
And it’s not just what I take pictures of that is inspiring for me – it also how I take them.
My husband always moans when we upload pictures after a day out or a few days away, as nearly every one of mine will be sideways so need rotating. Worse than that (in his view) they will be at a “jaunty” angle – so that no amount of rotating will see that picture straight. I guess I am a nightmare for those with an obsession for straight lines!
I love getting close up to the subject – especially flowers, to really capture the detail – which I guess is similar to my artwork, in which I love to add the extra details – the toadstool, the snail – or the patch on a teddies behind (cheeky!).
And now, I am thinking about how I can combine this new found love of snapping images with me art work. I’m starting to think how I can use my ideas to improve the images I take of my art, of my products so that you all really see the best of them. It’s like I want the photo of my artwork to almost be art in itself.
And that is where I am today – snapping away in the studio, all my recent pieces of art strewn (well delicately placed) all over the place – props lined up – ready for their close up. Expect to see some experiments – some I am sure will work well – some no doubt not so much. But, I will share lots and I hope you will all let me know what you think. I’ll use the best ones here on my website – and if you want to see more, do join me over on my Facebook page – I’d love to see you there!
Till next time.