Ugly Challeges Trained Brain

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Sometimes it’s good to throw out your education. Instead of drawing with your accustomed hand, draw with your unaccustomed hand. Instead of following the rules in order to make a good photograph, go out and take a lot of ugly shots. We get all hung up on trying to make a good painting, a good photograph, or maybe we are trying to write a poem other people will like. Sometimes, it’s good to throw out all that stuff and make a mess. You never know, you might get something you like.  The idea of taking ugly shots came from Otto von Munchow’s challenge, Go out and photograph something ugly. https://munchow.wordpress.com/

I Followed a Feather Today – An Answer to Otto’s Post – Diversify and Become More Creative

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Following a suggestion from Otto’s post, I took a walk.  http://munchow.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/diversify-and-become-more-creative/

Check out two of my favorite dots, Otto and David. I think you will will be pleased, then go take a walk.

http://davidduchemin.com/2013/08/getting-unstuck/

A month ago I was painting 7 foot paintings about how I felt about the wars going on in this world, today. The paintings are waiting for me to come back to the studio. Meanwhile, I’ve been collecting dots, drawing trees, writing a little and following feathers down the street.

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Catching the fall breeze

The seagull’s

Feather didn’t stay