"Nothing will work unless you do." Maya Angelou
Last summer I participated in the Lanesboro Art In The Park in Southeast Minnesota and after it was finished I found this country road scene complete with decorated sky. While it doesn't always happen I find it pleasing to be able to return home with something to work on after a long trip.
When I teach my summer photography classes at the local gallery I always try to stress the fact that developing photographic skill is as much about doing as it is about learning, and these points go hand in hand to improving skills. Often it seems that some students believe that "absorption" is the quickest way to develop skills and they leave class with a certain amount of disappointment. It's because of this that we have class assignments and critique sessions to make sure they are actually using their cameras and new found skills.
No matter what one's skill level is there is always a great feeling of pride when a person opens the newest "edition" of work from the camera and they see growth occurring since their last work. It seems to me that art gives that impetus to move forward.
Go Baylor...Sic 'Em Bears
For more views of my work visit;
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org