Monday, December 29, 2008

What kind of flower am I?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Yikes! I'm a petunia. I'm not sure that the description is all that flattering... "You are a tried and trusted friend who will be there for your friends when they need you. But you have a tendency to be nervous about doing things that go against the norm." And here I thought I was not all that conservative!

So...what kind of flower are YOU?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What's an EDM Challenge?

I've been asked this question a couple of times. The Everyday Matters Group is "a friendly community designed to encourage members to expand their creativity" according to their website at . This group has a weekly challenge (they're now at over #200), early ones of which are at . I joined the group only a few weeks ago, so clearly I'm "behind" in the challenges. But the good thing about this is that I can pick and choose which ones I want to do! I also wonder what the challenges would look like if I answered some of them thru photographs. Something to explore and experiment with.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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EDM Challenge #1

Draw a shoe. A *shoe*!?! I wanted to begin these Everyday Matters Challenges when I first joined the group a couple of months ago, but I've been putting it off, mostly because I couldn't figure out how to draw the SHOE. Sandal? Slipper? Winter boot? With or without feet? Could it have its mate beside it, or would I "fail" if somehow I didn't stick to exactly what the challenge said?

Well, here it is. Last night I took a 3B pencil in hand, sat down and drew my partner's shoe. What fun! What a sense of liberation. And do you know what? That little voice that nagged at me for two whole months, saying that without perfection nothing is worthwhile... well, I guess it must have taken a nap while I was sketching.

I have a lot of challenges to catch up on. But in the meantime, I'd appreciate comments on the shoe and ways to improve it. Is there enough contrast? Does the rubber sole LOOK like a rubber sole?


Please make yourself at home with me. I've created this blog to share my creative endeavors with others and to gain from them as well. There's a huge artistic community out there and I hope that from time to time its members will drop in and visit.