an image I found on tumblr
I've been out of the art "loop" for some time, especially here in Michigan. This is my home state (born and raised here). I lived in Louisiana and Connecticut and moved back here about 6 yrs ago. Now everything is digital. On one hand I marvel at how easy it is to access artist's work, website, and images (Tumblr blogs). At the same time I feel greatly challenged in learning how to understand the tools I need to know to make this blog what I want it to be.
My new camera came about a week and a half ago (not expensive, but more than my little one, and what I can afford). Talk about being illiterate in photography (!!!) when it comes taking pics of my work . . I only just learned how to make the pics I post of my work look more like what they are in reality in I-photo!! I have learned that when I take a photo of a painting I'm stumped on and put it on my computer, I'm able to "see" what is needs, or at least where the problem is. I took a photo of the current piece I'm working on (acrylic) and it looked NOTHING like what it is.
I'm in my second week of a ten week course on digital photography basics, and I'm wondering if I spent enough money on my camera. Learning new mediums (mixed medium, working on paper, photography) takes $$$ . . . books, DVD's, online workshops. I love encaustic and didn't mind spending that money, but when I found out that shipping paintings needs special transport and packing to galleries (e.g. climate controlled art handlers), I turned to acrylic (and acrylic on paper). I would LOVE to attend the Encaustic Conference coming up in Provincetown, MA (it's near where my son and his family live), but . . too much $$$.
So what is left . . is . . trust the Universe to guide me in the direction I need to go, and that what I need will show up, if this is what I'm meant to do . . and . . LET GO!!!