Sometimes it takes SOME TIME to recognize the full plater we've been given, whether in our art or our lives. With respect to the scene at the right...I had been wandering around trying to find a foreground to go with the marvelous cloud formations in the background. Unfortunately, as time passes, those once enormous clouds can start to melt, which is what I thought was beginning.
Also, sometimes, when I am locked on to a mission I tend to forget to look around myself for other options. To my immediate left of where I was standing was this bike...Holy cow, change your thinking, Dan!
Within a couple of days of this "dawning light" experience, I was at the drive up window of a local fast food (yes, I said it...FAST FOOD) restaurant in pouring rain and I looked to my right and was confronted by the scene below.....MORE BIKES! It was at this point that I wondered if God was being mischievious in trying to get me to step out into the rain. But Dan...all those bikes and that gnarly wall! How can you resist? Well, I put on a telephoto lens and stayed dry.
These two incidents were a reminder that changing gears from landscape mode to "any thing goes" mode is more exciting, rewarding and adds to the body of work as I think these might be my first two scenes that actually have BIKES as the main theme. Really! I'm stuck here in lake/boat land (at least in my thought process) or the forest and the trees network while forgetting that there really ARE other subjects around me. And, hey...two different styles all from one "limited" brain. How crazy is that?
I guess there's something to be said about the term "evolution" especially when it pertains to the cranial cavity. I even think I hear Tony Sweet (check right for link to his beautiful work) in the far reaches of my mind talking about "switching gears", "looking around", "changing the point of view".
Thanks for joining me here for my revelations as my quest for the path to creativity continues.
By the way, my son...the football coach...sent me an incredible poem that he found and it somewhat fits the above conversation....at least in my mind.
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." Louisa May Alcott
Sic “Em Bears. Go Baylor!
For more views of my work visit;
A Piece Of Work, Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com/
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org