This week's assignment in the online Studio Journal class I'm taking is to find shapes, patterns, and texture in our surroundings. The first phase is to take a camera and collect pictures. So there will be a lot of pictures in this post. Just thought I oughta warn ya!
Since I live in a rural area, I thought this might be a difficult assignment. The first day or so, I just tried to look around me with a little more awareness. Once I got the camera out, things started to POP at me. And now, I can't turn it off! A ride to town has me bemoaning not having the camera - even though I have more than enough photos to continue with the lesson. Like many other aspects of this course, this lesson may lead to a new addiction. LOL!
Well, let's get to the pictures shall we? First some circles. There are a LOT of hay bales out this time of year. And lots of flowers, too. Easy!
Another circle in the guise of a wagonwheel. Then some diamonds.
Now some rectangles - and a few circles as well. These were the unusual ones mostly. Actually rectangles are all over the place.
I was worried about triangles. Where am I going to find triangles? What do you think? Why, once you start to look, they are everywhere!! Power poles, towers, everywhere.
I also went looking for pattern and texture. That one is easier. An old wooden bridge, a weathered stone building, etc. No problem!
I may have gotten a bit carried away with the "gathering" part of this lesson! Time to go see what the next phase is. Back to the basement. The neighbors should be relieved - no more crazy lady with a camera wandering loose!
See you later.