Saturday, May 13, 2017
Artful Adventures Stroll Challenge: Day #3 - Fence
Day 3 of the Artful Adventures Stroll Challenge and the theme is "Fence". When I went for my walk today - focusing on fences, there were many observations. First of all, I was surprised at how few fences, particularly interesting ones, there are on this particular route in Toronto. Second, I was surprised at how many fences are built so you can't actually see anything of what's behind them. I grew up with white picket fences which are low and have spaces between the slats, so one can see over and through. There are an awful lot of fences built tightly and high and I was not happy that I couldn't see what was going on behind them. My third observation was that I never realized that I hadn't ever spent much time noticing fences. this cedar rail fence caught my eye because we used to have some at the old cottage - a bit of country in the city. My way of processing these inspirations is evolving, and right now I'm thinking I need to go for my walk, take photo's related to the prompt, then I want to try to do an art journal page each day, inspired by the prompt, and photo. The thing is, I want to loosen up and try to accomplish an inspired journal page, but use a minimum amount of time, concentrating on various media. I want to let go of self criticism and just follow my impulse and try to portray what I have captured from the camera, onto the page. I don't love this page, but I am happy with my experiment with torn paper. And it was fun.