Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thoughts on the ordinary

Rite Aid, Wyoming, RI - 10X8 inches - Click image for larger view
So it all comes down to this. . . once you get the sketching bug, you just can't help yourself. I have darned near sketched everything in Wyoming, RI that I can, (considering the cold and that I have been sketching from inside my car) so with a shortage of parking near 'scenic things' to sketch, and it being too damned cold to sit outside - this morning I enjoyed my coffee and did a sketch of the Rite Aid. I like the process of sketching because it really makes you look at the things around you. I have passed this store many many times and never really looked at it. Today I took the time (I really stopped here because it was convenient) to take a close look. It is surprising to me how many ordinary things/sights  we pass each day and we never really stop to look. It doesn't matter to me really where I stop and sketch because you can always see the beauty in ordinary things. . . .and if not 'beauty' maybe just a good study in values or a good composition but it seems like everything has it's place in the world if we really look.
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Wouldn't you know my friend Eric saw me as he was getting his coffee at the donut place and snapped this picture of me 'hard at work'.

1 comment:

stevmorpix said...

Thank you. I have been in the same self created rut. I have also come to the same realization, basically, "it's not the destination but the journey". Finding interesting images is the mental/creative challenge. Maybe it's an age thing.
Steve Moore
Boca Raton, FL