The sky has been drawing my eye this week, providing a range of colour and emotion.
It took five hours from the time I first saw this faded sign for the sun to get in the right place to cast the shadows from the peeled paint like I know it would.
This is what I saw earlier in the morning and as the light was behind the sign there was not a lot I could do with it then and there. It always pays to think about where the light is and where it can and will be.
Now I could have sat there and waited but I found other things to do. Patience in this case is more like knowing something will come and being ready for it rather than just giving up and walking away…
I spend too much time looking at me feet… Doing that showed me two things;
To do that, I know I need to fail a lot, doing what does not work to get to what does. When your subject is inanimate, rework is not an issue. Being rejected by a potential sitter does not bother me as much as disappointing that person who is giving up their time.
The reality is that will happen and the sooner I work through it the sooner I will get some progress.
There is this rising sense of creative frustration I’m experiencing lately that needs breaking with some urgency.
The time I freed up when study finished has been sucked up by things I could say no to or defer when I was studying. I do get little things done but there are no blocks of time to commit to more and that’s the reason I have not put up a new project lately. Carrying a DSLR daily and not getting time to use it simply adds to this friction I feel. I just can’t get it together and make something happen and since I was looking forward to doing that it feels like the goals are being moved further away.
The simplest action is to take some leave but that is too complicated at present. It would be easy to stop but that’s not my way. I will wait, chip away at the edges of things and do what I can to go further.
Edwood has gained some some companions. (Yes, the white one is a Ninja)
Just as they are three there are also only three days left on the machines and technology theme. I did not really get anywhere with this and that’s unfortunate.
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