Found this great video on YouTube. Powerful stuff when you mix inspirational quotes with art.
"I'm starting again. Everything. Not for the first time. Probably not for the last. Until I find what I'm looking for."
This has been my worst week in a long time. I’ve been feeling really down.
My mum just gave me some brilliant advice.
When you’re feeling low, focus on things that give you instant gratification rather than things that take a long time to achieve.
Do things that show immediate results. Do lots of those things.
Use those mini achievements to pull yourself though.
It’s been a while since my last post. I’d like to say I’ve spent all this time on projects, making amazing art … but I haven’t. The day job has been pretty intense, and although I no longer work evenings and weekends, I’m finding I hardly have any energy left for my own work. Consequently, I’ve been neglecting quite a few things. But I’m working on a plan to turn things around.
“I heard there was a secret chord
that David played and it pleased the lord
but you don’t really care for music, do you
well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
the minor fall and the major lift
the baffled king composing hallelujah”
Listen – Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
I’ve always loved Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah, a deeply moving song that stays true to the emotions behind it.
I’ve also, long been fascinated by that first verse. A secret chord. One so powerful that it touched the very heart of God. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had that moment when listening to a song, when your chest literally aches as the part of you that is more than flesh and blood, recognises something and reacts. … Continue Reading
In full photography mode this morning.
Spending the next hour or two planning out my new ‘people’ photography project. In 2010, I took a lot of photos of things. This year, I want to focus on people.
I also want to explore photo processing techniques in a lot more detail. So far, for me, processing has been about minor tweaks and colour correction. I want to see how I can use more advanced techniques to create more art-like images.
My big FAIL for 2010 has been not posting enough of my work online. That is all about to change. Will be posting a lot more, work in progress as well as finished work.