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Golden Results

“Don’t let yourself feel worthless; often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your ‘personality,’ as you persist in calling it; at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 P.M.” – F. Scott

Sorry for the delay in posting! I felt so guilty all day today.  This week we have my neighbor Laura as well as my old friend Coral participating for the first time.

  • Liesa sent me a shot of her and John at the State Fair in Sacramento with a gigantic golden bear.

  • Laura says that when she saw the “Golden” prompt, she was reminded of her Europe trip last summer, as Europeans “can be extravagant and love the gold”.  Isn’t that the truth!  She put together a collage of a few public restroom signs (as well as a shot of some tasty looking beer).  Apparently she was met with some strange looks while photographing the restroom doors, though!

  • Mariel is back with yet another lovely visual – a quote from her friend Jason.  She says, “I don’t remember what I said to him that made him so happy, but I definitely remember his response.”

  • Coral sent me a photo she took of her Golden Retriever, Lodi, adventuring somewhere with Coral’s mom.  What a sweetheart; he was one of my favorite dogs ever!

  • Erin M is back this week with another unconventional yet really well-done project.  “The premise my project is to take a box I found and reconstruct the whole thing in this gold cardstock board.”  She hand-etched all the lettering on the gold cardstock herself!

Gold cardstock:

Original box:

Our next theme is called “Contrast”.  What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, February 13th by the end of the day (feel free to e-mail me if you need a little more time).  I’m moving next weekend and I know things will be crazy, hence the two-week period.

  • 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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Portrait of the Artist Results

This morning I was a little worried because I only had one item to post aside from my own; however as the afternoon went on, more and more submissions trickled in.  Whew!  Rounded out with images from first-timers Graemme, Leanora and Erin K, we have another great week of diverse projects.

Click through for images you can actually see.

  • Jeff created his image this week using his 5d, an iPhone camera, and some 430ex strobes.  I really like how his post-processing gives the photo an aged feel.

Jeff’s accompanying text:

Prideful or prided?
The man or his instrument?
The lens or the eye?

  • Graemme submitted a hand-drawn illustration of himself, using graphite and pen.  It’s great to have an illustrator among us.

  • I created my image this week using an enlarged photocopy and typewritten text.  I made it at work – can you tell?

  • Lea (a photographer friend of mine and fellow instant-film enthusiast) submitted this image which I really enjoy. She said she shot this on her point and shoot one night after work. “I have a series of my feet and where they go and this is one of them.”

  • Erin K (jokingly?) asked if she could submit a photo of herself with a bag over her head, complete with a creepy hand-drawn face. I took her up on her offer!  Contribute again soon, E!

  • Azlynn is back this week with another photograph, this time from Death Valley.  While she and her friends were photographing the Charcoal Kilns at dawn, she turned and noticed her friend’s shadow against the snow.

  • Mariel sent me a very detailed image that she drew with Sharpie.  I have to say that I really appreciate how she isn’t afraid to experiment with different mediums – good to have you back, Mariel!

  • Natasja submitted a beautiful image that she created in Illustrator.  I know you’re very busy with school, but I always really enjoy your submissions, T!

Next week’s project is called “Maps”.  What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, January 23rd 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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