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To say that home is where we live is much too simplistic.  It’s hard to describe, but we know it when we feel it.



“Here’s a little collection of pictures of all the places we’ve called “home”… California, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and soon to be New Mexico. (Along with a favorite saying among the Air Force wives).”


“A series of collages about what I consider Home, and what goes in it.”


Andrew W.:

“I pieced this image together from over twenty separate images.  I definitely learned WAY more about donkeys and llamas than I ever expected to.

As people in our mid-twenties, we all have stylized images of what we perceive “home” to be. These are based on our experiences as children, but are also based on experiences we pick up as we grow older. Since we are all so transient during this period, we carry these perceptions with us. We carry them until all of a sudden, we find ourselves with a family of our own, and we feel that it is time to “unpack”, and create a home of our own. Sometimes, though, the donkey has a mind of its own, and just eventually refuses to move. Then, wherever he stops is home.”





Quilt block 15″ X14″,  free pieced ( no pattern).



“I did this collage for my younger sister, Kylise, who left earlier this week for a 6 month long job working with Orangutans in Indonesia. She doesn’t have running water or electricity where she’s staying, and internet is a village away. We’ve travelled the world, explored fairy castles, and pushed our parents’ buttons together. We always seem to be most at home when we are together – so 6 months is a long time for us to go apart. This little collage went in her travel journal, along with photos and notes from friends and family.”



“Mine is called “Home is Whenever I’m with You.” (Thanks, Ed Sharpe!) That song has been stuck in my head all. week. long.”



“Home is comfort and familiarity. It’s a place where you want to linger and know that you can be yourself. Home is Sunday morning in you pajamas reading the paper.”


Andrew D:

Crayon on Paper


Erin K:


Erin C:

35mm film



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Primitive Results

Interestingly (maybe ironically), each of the Primitive submissions are photographs, and great ones at that! This week we have Jeff and Patrick participating for the first time, as well as Art Takes veterans Tasja and Dan.

Do yourself a favor and click each photograph to view the detail!

Jeff says, “In my mind the shot is really just a vignette of a story, but rather than tell the story I’d prefer that the viewer come up with their own.”  Technical details for those of us who love them: Shot on Jeff’s Canon 5d, 85mm f/1.8 wide open at 1/160 with a .9 ND filter,  fill flash on camera positioned to bounce, key light directly behind subject pointing towards camera.  Looking forward to more great shots, Jeff!

Patrick shot this photo, titled “Door to the Past” in his hometown of Neligh, Nebraska.  He says he interpreted the theme to mean old-fashioned, simple and unsophisticated.  But he also says, “There’s something about old that moves me.” I can very much relate.

Natasja submitted a beautiful grouping of photographs that I’m interested in buying. She says she was at a brewery in Portland and noticed the “bad ass aquarium” and realized that the gorgous and very primitive coral would fit the theme perfectly.  Fantastic!

I shot my submission in San Francisco on 35mm film this past weekend. I’ve always had an aversion to pigeons and they definitely strike me as primitive, pea-brained animals.  “Pigeons are filthy creatures.  You look more like.. an angel!”

Dan submitted a photo from the east side of the Salton Sea called “Primitive Accomodations”.   He says, “Chances are it wasn’t primitive to the owner back then, but it’s surely primitive by our standards.”  He used his Nikon D50 and 12-24 wide angle lens in creating his shot.  Take note of the vine-patterned wall paper – classy!

Thanks so much for your really wonderful art this week. Yet again, I’m really impressed, encouraged and inspired.

Next week’s project is called “Portrait of the Artist”.  What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, January 16th by the end of the day (we all know that’s somewhat negotiable by now).

  • Remember, there are no restrictions so don’t feel that you are required to use any particular material!
  • Send your completed projects (and questions) to erin.conger@gmail.com.
  • If you’re feeling lost, have a look at the About post.

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