It was raining all day yesterday, and as I was driving to Elliot’s for dinner I noticed how great the reflections on the road were. So I made Elliot come with me to take pictures after dinner and such. It was so great, even though a good chunk of my pictures didn’t actually turn out (I wasn’t paying enough attention or being careful enough), and so needed as well.
I completely forgot to take a picture on Monday. I was rushing around all day getting my print ready for the show because I had to bring it by the gallery that afternoon, and then class and tons of homework. I was reading for my art history class and fell asleep while ready, and then obviously taking a picture was not even close to being on my mind. So, last night I took two.
I made this “body” this summer for my studio that I took. We had to create a piece, using body parts cast with plaster, that showed emotion. I took pictures, which I have been meaning to get on here for ever, but basically it was this “person” with a bunch of chairs surrounding her. Whitney (my roommate) was kind enough to be my model, and let me cover her in plaster gauze to get this. It now sits at Elliot’s apartment on a chair, and it is insanely creepy to walk in at night when the lights are off and see this sitting there.
Anyways, last night I was laying on Elliot’s floor, completely stuck on what to take pictures of. I am in a bit of a creative drought lately, it is very frustrating. I kept looking at Whitney’s body (as we call it), and knew I wanted to do something involving light painting, but didn’t know what exactly to do. First I just had Elliot lighting it, then I thought I would jump in and do something too. I am not in love with it, but it was a bit of an experiment so it is ok.
Today has been such a frustrating day. And on top of my bad day, I don’t like this at all. But I was trying to do something different and didn’t have much time. So, I apologize for a miserable 365 right after cheating on one.
Me and Elliot went on a walk tonight since it was so beautiful out. I took a decent number of pictures, so be on the lookout for more later (I know I have been saying that a lot lately, and have yet to actually do it…this week has been pretty busy…)
I left studio tonight at about 8:30 PM finally. It was so incredibly hot in studio, and so it felt beyond wonderful outside (it was still about 42 degrees when I left). I didn’t even want to be in my car I was so hot (I was wearing pants and a t-shirt even). This is right outside my studio building, you have to drive down here and around in order to get out onto the main road. I have always wanted to take a picture here and so as I was driving down I figured tonight would be a good night for it especially since I wanted to be outside so badly. I unfortunately left my tripod at my house, and so most were blurry, but this one I had set on the hood of my car and got lucky with the framing and such.
I got home from church tonight feeling completely revived, renewed, and just excited about life. It had been raining most of the day, and I always love how my street looks on nights like this. I really enjoy finding beauty in the simple things, and I am coming to realize that it truly comes from the joy my Savior provides, which is causing me to want to burst right now. I do wish that it wasn’t garbage day tomorrow and that those cars weren’t parked there, but oh well, I still like it for the most part. I hope everyone had a great weekend!