Yesterday’s skies ended up staying a constant blue, so I cleaned my room and went on my adventure walk. I strolled through a few of Little Italy’s boutiques and art galleries, hoping for inspiration. My trouble lately is that the main “inspirational” thoughts I tend to have when I’m out and about are “i like bright colors,” and “i like polka dots,” and “i like shiny things”. Which aren’t really inspiration… I already knew all of that. But it was fun. I’m getting better at talking to the people who own these little stores; it’s something that can feel awkward, especially with my general social ineptitude. Still didn’t have the guts to pass out any business cards, though, which would have been a nice plus.
I also took some pictures because the sun was so lovely. I’m once again toying with the idea of selling prints: I’m thinking 5x7s, inexpensive and cute. We’ll see how that goes this summer. I went exploring in an an abandoned warehouse for some interesting shots… I had gone already with my film camera and got some really great pictures for my urban decay-themed project, but it was the digital’s turn.
Digital just isn’t the same. No darkroom, no developing, so instant. The instantaneous aspect of it all takes a lot of the deliberation away, and I just feel like the pictures aren’t as beautiful. Maybe I just need a new camera… ooh…
Then I decided it just wasn’t a good day to return to my paper yet. I strongly believe in Things That Are More Important Than Homework. So we played with cookie cutters, and I messed about with beads and such. Colors are better than research papers. Colors are better than most things.
Great pictures, Sam. I especially like the Animal Cracker cookies. They look exactly like the animal crackers..very cute.
I’m surprised your mom let the visit to the abandoned warehouse slip by without comment… BE CAREFUL!