Sunday, October 31, 2010

sour morning, new hobby?

So this morning I got up with every intention of going to church.  I got ready did my hair, put on a face  and walked out the door.  As I was driving down the highway this semi was coming towards me on the other lane, as it passed by I heard an enormous thunk noise and glass came flying at me.  Shaken and not really sure of what just happened I pulled over.  A piece of ice or some other debris must have fallen off the semi.  I looked and looked at the windshield but couldn't see anything, then I looked up and right above the mirror, there was a very nice looking hole. So around I turned and headed back home, guess I wasn't supposed to go anywhere today.

In other news I think I may have found a new hobby.  I love art but I get board with doing the same thing all the time and that is when I discovered something called "scanography".  What is that?  Well, I'm glad you asked.  It is the process of arranging various household items on a computer scanner and using that to create artful pictures.  SO MUCH FUN!  Admittedly I am not very good at it yet and need to practice, but it is really cool because there are so many options.  It really is a very creative art form and forces you to look at every day objects in a different light.  There are absolutely no limit, you really could do anything.  I know I have heard a lot of artists say that they never enjoyed open ended art assignments where there were no guidelines or limits, because they felt there were too many possibilities and they couldn't focus.  I have always felt the opposite way, guidelines limit me and put me in a box I like the freedom of anything being possible.  This is the first time I think I have been overwhelmed with possibility.
with out further delay I will show you what I have tried so far... I think its a working progress.  Attempt number 1

 I'm not crazy about.. so I tried again...
 Glass beads, feathers, steak knives and a couch pillow.... not bad.  Then I tried to recreate a painting idea I had in my head that never seemed to work out.

Its clear I need more practice.  I'm sure you'll see more of these in the future.  So much fun, and I'm already scowering the house for objects that will look cool, I have a few ideas.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you're okay, Amy! That would have been so nerve-wracking!
    As for your new art, cool! I've never heard of this before. I really like the first one!