My rough theme for the week was ‘Discoveries’. To be totally honest, it was actually ‘Found Objects’ which eventually turned into ‘Discoveries’ because I couldn’t find an interesting object every day that I thought worth photographing. I had to sketch one of my discoveries because by the time I got around to photographing it, it had blown away in the wind (oops). My favourite discovery of the week was an art piece of Erika Dueck’s (a student at the University of Manitoba School of Fine Art). It was called the “The Ephemeral Mind”, was made of mixed media and quite simply, blew my mind. A tiny portion of it is shown in my Day 25 photo. The end of the week was spent at the 2013 national agm for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). I’ll be writing a separate blog post on that, because there is too much to talk about here.
On another note, I am now half way through my 365two project. So far, it hasn’t turned out to be what I first envisioned but it has still been mostly rewarding. I’m glad that I took the approach that I did, and have allowed myself to mix media, quality levels, etc. However I’m disappointed that I haven’t stuck to my idea of doing a project every week, and showing the creative process behind it. I think I only did that on Week 1. Also I really miss the daily comments, critique and motivation that I got when I did my first 365 project and posted it to Flickr. There is something to be said for feedback — especially on a long project. All in all though, I’m happy and plan to keep it going until Week 52.
And, unrelated to the topic for the week, a photo that I took on the same night as the feather. If there’s one thing I love photographing, it’s branches.