The briefing was to create a collage which explained who we are as artists today. We, the students, ie Little Miss Joey.
I had a hard time coming up with a collage which would reflect why I'm an artist today. I think my main difficulty was that I don't see myself as an artist. I'm only now beginning to use the word creative. Which I love, by the way. Love. But moving on…
In order of appearance in my life, there's photography, just because Dad always loved it and I believe that's where I get it from. That said, it was the last creative hobby I found. Interesting, huh? Or maybe not. In any case, it's the one I enjoy the most now and that I do more often. Mum hand sews and embroiders like noone I know. She's an artist and did a lot of my toys when I was little. She's an inspiration on the crafty side of things… So this is how I started.
What moves me? Light does. It's the single most important thing in my photography (and life in general). Closely followed by colour. Colour is a big thing for me and I love how it impacts a photo. And then there's my recently discovered niche… little snippets of life (or in its less interesting form, stuff!).
I don't think the map of my inspiration would be complete without mentioning Flickr and the huge source of beautiful images I see there everyday. I love seeing other people's photos and how we all see the world in so many different ways. And there's the blogging community; I find it incredibly inspirational to read the blogs I read, powered by Google Reader (thank you Google people!). I have a preference for photography, crafty and decor blogs, but looking at my list now it's very eclectic indeed.
If you want to see the original notebook sketch, here it is.
Yet another journey of self discovery which I quite enjoyed!