This week’s prompt for Through the Lens Thursday is ‘Seasoned’. Should I photo a seasoned dish (I am no food photographer, so no!)? How about some seasoning? Maybe some herbs from the garden? Or how about a photo about being a seasoned person?
Seasoned the noun rather than the verb, I want to be a seasoned artist, I don’t want to be seasoned with salt and spices! A seasoned parent is the route Greta at Gfunkified and one of the inventors of TTLT took. Her lovely picture of her children is testament to her skills as a seasoned mother.
This led me to thinking about the 80 days I have been involved in The 100 Day Project and whether I am becoming a seasoned mandala artist or a seasoned follower of challenges thrown out there in media land? Probably neither, but I have been really enjoying the project and the amazing work being produced by the many many 100 day project participants. I have stuck to it and made a new mandala every day, some take ages and ages and some are a photo of a natural or found mandala. I have posted them all on Instagram under the hashtag #100daysofmakingmandalas and I am very proud of my nearly filled sketchbook. So many ideas have come to me through my daily mandalas and I have learnt so many techniques while drawing and painting them.
I still have ideas running out of my head to make more mandalas and different techniques to learn for all kinds of projects. I want to paint more and learn about watercolour painting and I want to learn to draw properly too, so I have a couple of future projects in my pocket already. My kids are off school until August, so I am hoping that they will join in with some art project as we work together on a messy dining table!
Yay for projects! What are you up to? Do tell.