I wanted to write a poem for this one because I felt a connection to the little outlier who stood apart from his flock… but then it occurred to me that the image was descriptive enough.
My brain fog (which is getting better), and my inability to write an entertaining story at the moment, has me feeling a bit like this quiet little gull – like I want to be a part of the action… but I can’t quite figure out how. And just when my thoughts get on a roll and I’m feeling ideas start to stir, the curtain drops.
So, for now, images will have to do.
I got a little carried away with this photo. I wanted lots of vibrancy and motion and I couldn’t figure out how to get it in Photoshop, so I finished off the effects in BeCasso. It feels like cheating when I use apps like that because they really do all of the work. There’s no learning involved when you use them, and I’m trying to avoid that as much as possible for these experimental images.
But… I’m still happy with how it turned out and I could not have gotten the same look on my own. Not yet anyway. Anyway, that’s about all for now.
I’m having fun with the titles for my experimental images because they’re coinciding with my life – to a certain degree. I’m not floating on air as in crazy in love, or over the moon happy about anything in particular, but I’m learning to live one day at a time. That – in itself – is a lot like floating. Maybe I’ve always lived one day at a time, it’s just that I never saw it as an acceptable behavior.
I saw it more as flying by the seat of my pants – and I always felt that it was something I needed to correct. Like I had to have goals, and I needed a plan. Not that goals and plans are bad… mind you… it’s just that when you can’t come up with any good ones, or the one’s that you do have in mind seem impossible to grasp, you’re left feeling like you’re failing somehow… and you’re not even sure what it is you’re failing at. Living, maybe? Anyway, that’s in the past!
I promised myself that once the semester was over I’d relax and just Be. And so far it’s a bit like floating on air. And I’m having fun with the random images as well, because it’s pretty much anything goes. No agenda. I’m sure I’ll slowly drift back into the ‘making plans’ zone again, it’s probably inevitable, but for now it’s everything Zen (as Bush would say).
Anyway, I did some more motion blur fun with an iPhone image that I’d taken a while back. I’ll probably be playing with that idea for for the entire month because it’s so relaxing… and you never know what you’ll end up with.
That’s about all for now. I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you again soon.
I found a guy on Instagram who does photo edits of surfers and beach goers and I was kind of inspired. His images are absolutely beautiful, and God knows I have a lot of beach photographs to play with. What’s basically happening here is I’ve taken an iPhone image and brought it into Photoshop, then I did a motion blur on the entire scene but I masked out the people in the photo so as not to blur them. I then brought down the transparency on the guys so that they’re just a wee bit see-through.
I thought that ghosts was a good name for both the image and my post because… well… I’ve been like a ghost here lately. My story was at a standstill while I finished my class (which is now over and I am officially on summer break!), and the few times I tried to do a little illustration I was stuck in stick figure purgatory. Nothing was working. Sometimes you just need to walk away, ya know?!
With my brain out of the books now, I really want to get creative for a while and tip toe my way back into the blog through experimental and playful imagery like this. Plus I caught a bug and it gave me a little brain fog so I’m steering clear of tasks that require too much thought. I’d really like to play with colors for a bit so hopefully you’ll see some bright and shiny art for a while… until the fog clears anyway.
That’s about all for now! Thanks for reading/viewing – I hope you enjoyed!