Thursday, January 3, 2013
Show Up. Dream Big. Focus Small.
Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art has resumed her weekly photo art prompt this week, and I'm so happy to be participating again. She asks that we create an image based on a focus word for 2013. As I talked about in my last post, my focus word this year is exactly that: "focus!". One of my biggest challenges as a chronic daydreamer is getting things done. It's a big source of frustration for me to have all these amazing creative and crafty ideas inside my head but not be able to actually follow through with them. My problem is that a big part of my joy creatively is simply THINKING about my ideas...I lay them out visually in my head, picture how glorious they'll look when they're finished, and feel a little leap of joy at each one. I can't tell you how much pleasure it gives me - too much, that's the problem! Instead of always daydreaming about creative ideas, I'm hoping to actually make some happen in 2013.
For this week's photo art, I chose this shot I took of my back yard on a foggy day. The original image is so symbolic of the state of my mind a lot of the time...dreamy and unfocused. There's a lot of beautiful ideas in there, but my brain fog makes them hard to manifest! I kept it simple with my image, adding a pinkish texture to give a little more color and then using the "dry brush" artistic effect at 25%. I then posterized it to make it sharp and detailed - focused! I also put it through Radlab to tweek it a bit.
Thank you for stopping by! Do you choose a yearly focus word? Does it help you? I sure hope mine will help me...I'll keep you posted.