During the past week I discovered that:
- Limitations can also mean freedom. Knowing I only had one chance and a small area in which to capture an image was actually very liberating. Too many options lead to overwhelm.
- I value simplicity when it comes to the images I like to make and like to view. I knew this, but did not feel it as strongly as I do now. I not only value simplicity when it comes to art, but I need it when it comes to my life and my business. This became so clear to me this week that I have begun "unsubscribing" to many of the emails I receive on a daily basis. I also plan to get rid of my Flickr account and may possibly opt out of LinkedIn and Pinterest. (I am not participating in these platforms anyway and I just get emails I don't have time to look at.)
- Another interesting and valuable insight occurred as a result of this experiment. Like many artists, my confidence level fluctuates on an hourly basis and much of the time I question my basic skills as a photographer. Seeing that I could explore a pretty boring area (my backyard) and come up with a couple of images I was really happy with, left me feeling very satisfied. (And I am not afraid to say that - this is also new for me!)
I also wanted to let you know that I am taking a two week break from my blog. I am very busy right now getting my presentation materials ready to ship to New York for Surtex. Right after that package goes out, my daughter is coming home for a week and we are flying down to Southern California to visit family for a few days.
I also have a couple of decisions I need to make and the space and time will be good for me.
Before I go - here are the rest of the images from my "challenge". Remember I do post on Instagram daily and would love to "follow" you if you are on there as well.
|2012 Dianne Poinski - glass table on the patio|
|2012 Dianne Poinski - my version of "container gardening......"|
|2012 Dianne Poinski - ran into many webs while in my backyard........|
Note about these images - another choice I made was to not manipulate the enviroment in any way. Everything I photographed is seen exactly as I first saw it. In other words, nothing was "harmed" (or moved) during the making of these photographs.