As is the case with a number of my photos, I enjoy reworking the original into something a bit more graphics-based. I suppose in some way, it’s my means of ‘drawing’ the original image and I can add, I do sometimes draw when the mood strikes me. Usually, I don’t have the extra patience for hand-drawing even though I’ve yet to be disappointed by the effort. I’m more likely to use several methods which give me close to the same effect.
The ‘graphic’ above; a small tropical bird seeming to hide behind his feathers, became the subject of one of my experiments sometime last year. I’ve drawn him up and out of my archives to re-post today as a representative of Winter. December twenty-first, today, is the first day of winter and in my way of thinking it heralds a time when I become less ‘action-based’ and more introspective. My goals through the winter months don’t necessarily change, but I do spend far less time outdoors appreciating nature or biking- two things I enjoy more in the Spring through Fall. I tend to do less photography in winter as well… maybe that should change?
So, with all that said, here’s to introspection; to looking within ourselves for answers we ordinarily seek outside. I guess I also have the excuse for not being outdoors too much these days because the predictions of a rainy Northern California winter are coming true. The rain is needed so I won’t complain (too much!). I’ll use the time as wisely as I’m able as I look inward and forward to the return of my favorite season, Spring!
K’lee L. © 2015