Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stronger Than I Think...

I'm taking part in a collaborative art journal project at Coach Creative Space. It's called "Journey of Journals" and it began in June 2010. Seven people are in my group - two from the UK, one from Canada, and 4 from the US. What a wonderful journey it's been! We each chose a topic for our journal. We start our journals with two page spreads, then mail it to the next person on the list, who then gets to add two more page spreads. Eventually, your journal is returned to you!

Some of the journals have already arrived back in the hands of the original owner, so now I can share some of page spreads that I've worked on (I'm still waiting for mine to come home...it should arrive sometime in April!)

The photos I'm showing here are from one of my page spreads in Paula's journal. Her topic was "Strength." Thank you to Paula in New Mexico for allowing me to add to your journal!

Have you ever worked on a collaborative art project? I'd love to hear about it!

Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Beautiful Bean

I always wonder what it is that attracts so many people to "The Bean" in Chicago's Millenium Park. For me, part of the attraction is the joy of taking a photo of it! I think I prefer to concentrate on seeing the detail in a "small" photo, rather than seeing the whole entire Bean when I visit. Maybe seeing it up close is too much information for me to take in!

I was just getting ready to take this next photo, when I heard some skate boarders coming up on my left. So I waited until I sensed they were getting closer, and attempted to get a photo with at least one of them. Success! I love this photo!

This next one was a slightly different angle, and zoomed in a bit. I love the colors of the sky in this photo. It was just a few minutes before the sun set. I'm not sure which of my three photos here I like best!

Have you ever visited "The Bean" ? Share your pictures or stories with me!

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. ~Ansel Adams