Hey there fellow photo-art aficionados!
Welcome to this week's edition of Photo Art Friday!
Hope you are well and enjoying life wherever in the world you find yourself. We have participants now from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, France, Poland, New Zealand, Japan, U.S.A. ... and more ... linking up to PAF. If I have not included your country in my off-the-top-of-my-head list, please make sure we hear about it in a comment!
If you are new to Photo Art Friday, you can read the guidelines for participation here.
This week we can, as usual, post any image we feel qualifies as photo art OR post an image that, as part of the editing to make it into a piece of art, uses one of my textures.
I am using one of my textures as a background to feature a quote by Steve Jobs that speaks to the 'creative' in me. I'm hoping it speaks to you too.
A second version using a different textured background and format.
Have you considered using a texture as a background for your art instead of only applying them and blending them into (on top of) a photo? Let me offer you the first background as a free download and you can try it out. As you can see, while not impossible to use as a texture, it could also serve nicely as the canvas upon which you create a collage, piece of abstract art or a composite scene.
To download your high res copy of pdpa Blank Page background, click HERE.
For next week's Photo Art Friday you can link up any piece of photo ART you choose;
you can link up a piece of photo ART that in a creative, inventive, imaginative way features, or somehow alludes to, the title of one of your all- time favorite books.
Let me give you an example: One of my favorite books is "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham. (Perhaps you saw the movie, The Hours with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore?)
Following the above prompt I could create a piece of photo art featuring an hourglass or an old timepiece and that would reference the passage of time and therefore the book, "The Hours". I'm sure you can think of many other ways to illustrate or reference "The Hours".
Your work can, but does not have to literally feature the title of your favorite book - it could just 'speak' to it or allude to it. The title does not have to appear in the image. Hopefully you will share the connection between your photo-art and your favorite book in your post. :)
What I like about these prompts/challenges is that there is no right or wrong way to do them. It is all about your individual artistic understanding and unique interpretation. As the artist, you take the prompt and go wherever your artistic impulses lure you. The individual interpretation is part of the joy of both the creation of art and the viewing of art - don't you think?
All that to say - don't be intimidated by the prompt! Use it to ignite your creative fires and share your unique take on it.