Saturday, February 19, 2011


I've read that it is a good creative idea to have a photographic theme that you pursue over your creative lifetime.  I suppose it gives you a fixed reference to measure your progress and to try different approaches...a friend said her dad took a photo of an empty chair wherever they went, and he had hundreds of them. Or maybe I read that somewhere.  Anyway, I thought that was a neat idea.  I've been thinking what mine might be.  The chair idea is a really good one but I thought I should give figuring out my own a go.

In the meantime, I've been seeing the beauty in the everyday.  The way the dogs are back lit when they stand in the doorway to the hall and "grrr" to get my attention, or the way the light falls across the floor.  This is one of those things I saw when I was focusing on something else.

This is one of two items I bought at the primitive art show that happens around my birthday every year.  I love them hanging on doors and have moved them a couple times.  I like the idea of art tucked here and there.


  1. Molly,
    If I didn't know better I'd think I was reading the Bedlam Farm blog! Your comments on light, every day things, and moveable art all sound like they come from the Jon Katz school of thought!

    I love this picture. I'm not sure I could tell you why. The light? Or the simplicity. Either way it makes me say, ah! And if I were at an art show I'd stop and gaze at it until I was nudged out of the way.

    If not a chair, what about a door? or window? although neither are terribly original. And there are always feet wherever you go. My daughter turned me on to feet pictures.

    Can't wait to see what you pick!

  2. P.S. Have I mentioned how much I love your barn picture? I seem to be attracted to old barns. Don't you know those places could tell some stories.



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