Today is Election Day and I, along with millions of other Americans, am casting a vote today for my pick for President. Let me just say, it’s time for a Change, yes we CAN. ‘Nuf said.
Meanwhile, life goes on in spite of the world being a crazy place, or perhaps because of it. I have been working a bit more in my sketch book recently, trying to make a positive example of myself for my wonderful students. Like any good-for-you exercise, it feels great to be doing it….
Along with water color and mud, my book has a couple of polaroids in it. I have been trying to figure out how to do polaroid transfers with not much luck. I got this camera for 75 cents at a garage sale and have invested $17 for a strange 3V battery and then another $15 for a box of 10 exposure Fuji film that works with this camera model. The guy at the shop where I bought the film told me this might not be the best for transfers, but by toying with the development time I might have some success. It has been hit or miss thus far but I plan to keep trying and experimenting. At the very least, I am having fun capturing these images and plan to hang on to the camera as yet another tool for making my sketchbook come alive in new and exciting ways. I suppose there are cures for mild boredom.
If you have voted today, which I hope was tops on your to-do list, then get out into the world and experiment with some new art-making/ life-cataloguing stuff that you haven’t tried. Polaroids are great, but so are digital photos and plain ol’ drawing. I’m headed back out there to go live a little myself.
I’ll keep you posted.