Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Photo Challenge: ART

Before we kick off, please refer to yesterday's post for ways we can help people in the tornado struck sections of the country. Also scroll all the way down for another way to raise money for the rebuilding.

First, though, ART photos!

Something I'm a little shy about in my own work is the truth that art is imperfect. In thumbnail this shot looks both technically and artistically sound but viewed larger it has flaws. I have to admit, though, that I love it, blur and all.

Before you click through and check out Our Lisa's other contributions to this challenge tell us what you think this looks like. She and I see something very specific that others don't always see. (The title in Flickr gives it away.)

guest book
It was really hard for me not to post Our Janet's entry with a dog in it or the one that speaks to the roots of her relationship with her fiance (yup, that's new, you can congratulate her) but this one, from a guest book on a recent trip, is so much about art in every day life my finger clicked on it of its own accord.

Speaking of art in every day life, who makes fancy art on their soot screen? Our Bethany's family, that's who! I'm especially intrigued by the way this skull (no muscles!) looks like it's angrily raising its eyebrow.

Art - Calder Man at MOMA
Our Sue really took off with this challenge. Again, it was incredibly tough for me to choose so I hope you'll click through and see her other offerings. Something about the colors of this one and the lighting in the composition made it stand out, though.

I do not think that Our Cindy knows how much I love tie dye. I haven't done it for decades and stylistically I'm not exactly a tie dye sort but man do I ever love it. This shot makes me yearn for a dozen Hanes tees, some dye, and a whole lot of time on my hands.

The next challenge is BOOST. You can take that in a physical or emotional way or any other way you can think of. For every photographer that enters the BOOST challenge I will donate $5 to Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and $5 to an animal focused charity to be named later (I have an expert down there researching where the need is greatest). Please spread the word far and wide. If anyone's interested in matching my donations I think that would be pretty cool, too, but the bottom line is that anything you can do from sending good thoughts to hands on help is fantastic.

Edited to Add: Forever Yours will be the animal-related charity for our purposes. Also in the running were Animal Resources, Inc., Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City, and Safe Haven Animal Rescue. All of those organizations are personally endorsed by someone I trust.

Please enter by 9am Tuesday June 4th for posting on June 5th. Tag your photos with PHOTO CHALLENGE and BOOST. Check out the wonderful work in our Flickr Pool for inspiration. Also, let me know if you have questions.

1 comment:

  1. Dave and I went to a wedding last summer and the invite said: "wear your best tie dye!" LOL! It was a fun wedding, for sure :-)

    That skeleton on the soot screen is amazing!!!

    For Lisa's pic...first it looks like a uterus, than a curvy woman with long flowing hair!