Weekly Photo Challenge Focus

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This week’s Photo Challenge is FOCUS. I thought of many different ways that the theme focus could be applied. For example, the focus that a  small child has examining an interesting bug. Perhaps a student studying for a big test. It might be the focus shown by an art lover, seeing his favorite artist’s work in person. I remember the first time I ever saw a Monet in person, years ago in LA. Standing in front of the actual painting, it was close enough to touch.  I had seen this painting millions of times….in books, but this is the original. I just stared and stared. These brushstrokes were made by his own hand. He’s gone, but his brushstrokes remain. Stand close,, and you see dabs of color, step back and the eye mixes them and the painting takes on a different appearance. I was focused, let me tell you, time stopped as I focused on that painting. I had many thoughts about the word focus, bouncing around in my head.

After rereading the challenge, I concluded that the application of focus we are being directed towards, was the  focus  through the lens of  a camera. Our focus can be used to create interesting photos. With so many possibilities, this should be an interesting week.

I thought this could really stretch us to see things from a different angle. You know, outside the box. Let creativity run amock! Which is a good thing, especially for us amateurs. My mind is boggled by the variety that could result with so many people with their creativity on overdrive. This sounded so interesting. I have done a bit of playing around with this idea before. But I’m especially interested to see what the many pros do with it. Here’s a real opportunity for me to learn.

Just one more thought that struck me, I was referring to Monet earlier, it’s that strange? Must be the old subconscious working. The impressionists were doing this same thing, seeing things from a new perspective. Not being defined by the norm. So cool, isn’t that what this challenge is about?  I’m going to dive into all the posts I can, right after after I post this. It’s going to be a blast, seeing the many different results which imagination has produced.

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About Myself & My Approach I come from a family filled with many artists.s always played a role in my life, in one form or another. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting.I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was totally out of my league, a kid among so many serious adult artists. But to be there, exposed to art in that way was quite an experience. I was enraptured, soaking up. I tried to go unnoticed, just a fly on the wall, mute, a big ole smile plastered on my face. soaking it all up. I tryed to go unnoticed; a mute teenager, eyes wide opened and a huge smile plastered across my face. I’m pretty I was noticed, a mute kid with an enraptured look on my face. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, one being raising my wonderful children. My circumstances have changed, the kids grown, I had more time and Art was like theorpy for me. I was introduced to the world of quilting & fell in love. I did miss the creative freedom painting afforded. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. themselves, my appproacj response js an instinctual one. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry Personal Links kool

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