Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monochrome and Pensive
It's a time of year when things around here really quiet down. The colors on the land fade, the flowers turn to seed pods, the sunshine plays hide and seek at best. It's not so much about being "sad" but I do feel a pensive mood settling in. Which is good, as there is a season for each feeling to have its' turn.
I'm tuning in to the beauty in monochromatic schemes, both the simple and the complex. I'm shooting new photos of some of my pieces to create a new mood, to communicate a different feeling, in my Etsy and Artfire shops.
I've dug out some old books that it seems my father saved from his father's early treasures--especially a few written in German. I uncovered some old iron artifacts that my mother collected and saved. I'm just experimenting with photography a bit, even as new pieces continue to evolve on the work bench. It's good to be quiet.