Art of Observation.
It's not so much about the techniques of the class.
Although Heidi's imagination and inspiration is always on and compelling one forward to try new ways.
There is that.
It's not so much about the observation techniques.
Challenging the class participants to look at life through amazement. and lyrics. and beauty.
Reminding even me what a highlight SPARK3 was to my life...and writing about it.
There is that.
For me, it's been an exercise in perspiration.
Moving forward with an idea.
Spending time and energy making it come to life.
And then being terribly disappointed by the results.
But not stopping there.
It's not enough for me to copy Heidi's work.
She shows beautiful example. after beautiful example of her projects.
And her products amaze me.
They really do.
But I am endeavoring to make my work my own.
To hone my skills. To hone my style.
And sometimes after a project falls flat, I have to be willing to throw out a bad idea, in order for the good idea to find it's place.
And you know my friends, I am not just talking about paper and photos here.
What you are seeing here today is parts of the old project, and then parts of the new. The new is at the top. I was terribly happy with the mini albums and photo-stacks inside the folder. They home to my hightlights of Spark as well as 27 photos. But I was not finding my vision with the outside of the folder and then changed, which ended up cleaning up the inside of the file. (See above.)
Much happier now, thank you very much.
Rhonna shared in her Creativity Week an amazing process by which to grow creatively.
I am still living those ideas.
They are still finding a home with me.
They continue to percolate and become real to me.
So looking forward to where they will take me.
I truly hope for you the same experience.
now go. create.