(click on image to see the coins glisten)
After trimming about 50 images and putting together the beginnings of a book I realized I’m not following the rules. I’m supposed to be making a sketchbook, not an Artists Book of photographs.
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I had some fun with pairings, like I had the fidgety young monks sketched in Simtokha Bhutan next to a photograph of a Buddha I had taken in Las Vegas.
Chairs or sitting seems to be the subject matter. I could draw one hundred chairs. I’ve got a lot of drawing to do. Maybe I take out the photoraphs and intermingle new chair drawings with past sketches. That wayI could go around the world while sitting in my chair at home.
I made the little box thinking it could be a container to hold stamps I picked up in Bhutan. The images remind me of Bhutanese folk tales. (click on the image to make it bigger)
The Bhutanese folktale called Four Friends is about an elephant, a monkey, a rabbit and a bird. They all learn to help each other by living together harmoniously. I should paint my impression of this folktale and send the finished product to Congress; a gift from an American. President Obama, The House of Representatives, the Senate, the Ameican people; It’s you I’m writing about.
I have placed as a finalist in this month’s BetterPhoto
Contest! Over 15800 photos were entered into the competition. These two photographs are among the top 880 finalist photos.
Vegas Baby ! !