1.27.2007

Creative Juices


I love to the watch creative process on every level. Art is so subjective and I am always amazed at the gifts people have been given. To watch someone make something from nothing is so inspiring. When I woke up this morning my mind was racing as to what I should shoot today for my first post with the new camera. Not that it has to be spectacular...with me chances are it won't be. But I wanted it to be something special. Turns out, I didn't have to look far...

As I watched my boys' paint this afternoon I started shooting each movement they made. Even though they are children I realized that they were so deliberate in each stroke they made. A few times I had to remember to take some pictures because I was really enjoying just watching them create. It was a real treat for me to share these moments with them. I was reminded of how I feel when I take pictures. I feel bliss.

The image above is Jack perfecting his rainbow. In this shot, I love the way his small fingers are around the paintbrush and the shadow on the canvas gives it some extra interest. The picture below is my Sam cleaning off his brush and getting ready to dive into another color. The sunlight and shadows made this very appealing for me to capture.

I hope that I always have wonder like a child in the things I see and create. Thanks for letting me share my bliss with you.

12 comments:

Andrea said...

Children are beautiful when they create. You captured it well, with words and picture.

Natalee Whitesell said...

Anna,
Don't worry about misspelling my name. :) Everyone does.

Wow, your brother lives in Easley? Is he working there? That's only about 15 minutes from me. Small world...

Loved the pictures...and your comments. Thanks for looking for the beauty in the everyday.

utenzi said...

That first picture is really nice, Anna. I might not have used as wide an aperture though. Did you want that narrow a focal range? I do that often in nature photography to get that out of focus background effect so I can see why you might do it that way.

Girl In Her Underwear said...

Oh, that's awesome!!! I love little one's hands! And I can't believe those Lego pics on your other blog! Ohmigosh!!! ha ha!

Surprisingly enough, I have a lot of U.K. readers. Didn't I notice you're from there? If not, ignore me. I always want to send a shout out and say, "YOU ROCK!!!" Why is it so much more interesting when people from "other lands" read you? ha ha!

Anyway, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!!! I always wonder how people stumble across me. I wonder who we have in common that we read?

Catch ya later, girl! Hope to talk to you again...oh, and I used to live in Dallas, but now I'm a West Texas girl again...about 3 hours away.

bluemountainmama said...

i loved reading about how you find so much joy in watching your kids "create". and i loved the photos!

Mr. Althouse said...

I take it those were shot with your D50?? Amazing. In that first one, you can see the ridges of the finger prints and the texture of the paper.

Nice!

Mike

Anna said...

You know it Mike. I have a feeling I will treasure that pic forever! Thanks for the comment!

Sarch said...

Amazing photograph.

That one just speaks volumes.

Awareness said...

Anna........I love the photos...great lighting, colours, shadows....and the little innocent hand on the brush.

Painting always makes me feel blissful. I should get my watercolours out....it's been a long time.

Click away!!!!

kenju said...

The whole process of creating is a meditation, Anna. You have captured it well. I also love to watch children with their art projects; my grandkids have an art box here, and I save all kinds of things for them to use in making collages, etc. It is so special watching them (and receiving the gifts they make).

kenju said...

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http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/index.html

Nicole said...

I am in AWE that you took these pictures!! That is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time. They are beautiful!!