Last year I had a photograph excepted into the juried gallery of the local Arts Festival. It was taken with my Canon from a speeding car going down Highway 64 in New Mexico. Just for fun I had edited it in Snapseed on my iPad and it turned out rather artsy for a photograph.
This year I decided to be brave and enter a few pieces of my iPhone art (taken with phone, edited on iPad) into the juried gallery. (You know most photographers would turn their nose up at camera photos.) However, most of them looked more like paintings rather than photos except for the one that was accepted. What I found interesting was my reaction to this particular photo getting into the show.
My thoughts were.....
I can't believe they picked this one.
It figures they would pick the weirdest one.
I can't believe they didn't pick the one with the red flowers.
Even as I delivered it today I said to the lady at the desk,"I was surprised they picked this one". While the words were coming out if my mouth I'm thinking "Well, why did you enter it then?" She shared the fact that the lady before me said the same thing about her piece. (Hmmmm, this show could be interesting.)
One thing I've contemplated this week as I prepared this for print was...... "Is this the type of art I want to be known for?" Since I happen to have a few 'styles' right now I guess it doesn't matter.
I made it.
I liked it.
I still like it.
I suppose I wouldn't have entered it if I didn't.
Perhaps this is a beginning of focusing in on what is really me. Oh, but I like so many things. How can I deny myself such pleasure in variety?
Again I wonder, is this the type of art I want to be known for? Like anyone viewing the exhibit is even going to remember. (smile)