The current Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge over at Artists in Blogland asks what has inspired you throughout your life. I chose to create a page about my life long love affair with photography. It includes a quote by Aaron Suskind, which I think I got from Karen of Random Reflections: "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have captured on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." In the upper right hand corner, I included a list of photgraphers who I find inspiring (including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Annie Liebovitz, Richard Avedon and Imogen Cunningham). Did I include your favorite inspiration on the list?
Speaking of inspiration, I made this page using a technique that Carolyn Dube of A Colorful Journey has used several times on her blog, including in her Fall Fearless and Fly page. She creates a messy background, finds objects and paints out the background, leaving the elements for her page. I've seen others do this, too, but I couldn't find their pages to link with. I didn't quite achieve that look, but I like my page nonetheless. And I think I'll keep working on it.
I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday and thanking Kristin and Eva for hosting the party, which makes sure I take out my paints at least once a week! To see other painterly goodness, check out this link.