January 4, 2014. A New Plan

After two years of maintaining my Photo-A-Day blog, my photography has improved. I don’t think I will ever be an amazing photographer (and that’s ok), but I have my moments. And I will hopefully continue to have moments from time to time – and will perhaps post them here when they show themselves. I am now very comfortable shooting in manual and I have a learned so much.

My last few months’ of photos are not great evidence of this though, as I just haven’t been very inspired and it’s become more of a chore than it’s worth. So I have decided not to continue it into 2014. Instead, by the end of the month I will be refreshing my blog with a new look and a new direction.

In 2014, my blog will follow my progress and process on my journey to develop as a visual artist. I want to develop my artistic skills and to experiment. I want to play and have fun. I want to see if a personal artistic style will emerge and what that might look like. I want to record a little of where I’ve come from and more of where I’m going. I intend to explore new styles and techniques, mediums and ideas. I want to be prolific – or as prolific as I can be fitted into a life that includes a husband, two kids, a full time job and friends and hobbies that are all very important to me. I want to develop an ability to notice – to notice colours and relationships and textures and the visual beauty in the commonplace. And then I want to portray that in my art if I am able. It will be a visual adventure and I will document and accumulate some of the evidence here. Let’s see what happens. Bring on 2014.

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