I recently began a new series. I just happened… I didn't plan it. I constantly explore new ideas, but this one caught me… I was SO EXCITED when I first realized I had a new series beginning! Though I'm always experimenting for one, it felt like forever since I had a new series and I was beyond thrilled to see where this one was heading! The excitement was quickly replaced by frustration and a myriad of other emotions. I spent SO much time… with such little result. I remind myself to enjoy the process (journey) and not worry about the outcome (destination), as I often remind my students. With any new technique comes a learning curve. Hours, days, weeks in the darkroom… sometimes with a great piece as a result, and sometimes with nothing to show for my efforts.
And later I see what I have created after stepping away from it… I feel less attached. I can now look at these images without the expectation of what I intended. Yet I still do not know what to make of them. Are they “good”? What does that even mean, and does it matter? Are they worth continuing to explore? If so, where should I go with them? Or where will I let them take me?
Yes, the creative process is beautiful, surprising, interesting, fun, and CHALLENGING! :)
The warm colors? The cool colors?
More clouds? Less clouds?
More realistic color schemes? Bright, whimsical color schemes?
Any other ideas or suggestions for the direction of this series?
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