I did a lot in the past 24 hours.
I redesigned Storyteller to make it cleaner and a lot more website-like. I decided to start publishing more art and less pictures from the past.
I have to think about photographing second lines whenever they resume.
I did that for a long time. Sometimes a project ends after you realize you’ve done about all you could.
I did what I said I would do.
I dropped out of social media. I didn’t eliminate my accounts because I do need to monitor somethings about once every two weeks and Storyteller is distributed to Facebook and Twitter. I just won’t be there to see if anybody likes my work. I kind of don’t care.
This is a one day at a time project. With luck, one day will turn into two, two will turn into a week, weeks will turn into months and I’ll have accomplished a lot more than I’ve done in a long, long time.
That started today. I completed two projects that I’ve been nibbling at. I have one more to go and I am free to do whatever I’d like today. Maybe I’ll finish up this website.
We’ll just see how this goes.
Art is a funny thing. It means something different to everybody who looks at it.
After all, we know that no matter what I do as an artist it’s up to the viewer to make meaning of it, bringing his or her entire history into the image.
That’s why I don’t really care what people think of this work on Facebook, or Instagram.
That said, here’s what I did to the picture.
After I made the picture, I darkened it in post production. Then, I layered it with those big leaves at the top. Finally, I ran it through the grunge setting on Snapseed.
the caption is called Jones, not because I’m jonesing for something, or because of the singer. The manhole cover was made by a company called Jones.
Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Get your jabs. Look after each other. Be patient.