Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Taking art classes has forced me to come up with a lot of new ideas whether I want to or not. Sometimes you have to come up with ideas in class, while other times you may be told to come to the next class with six design ideas. Needless to say, I learned to bring a sketchbook and photos to class for a source of ideas. So when I used the close up photo of Jimmy to make a monotype in my printmaking class, it was because I had run out of ideas, not because I was working in a series. And because he's adorable, of course. And with Jimmy, I almost always get a closeup because he always marches towards the camera when I take his picture.