Entries in art (5)


Photo Mondays

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Another weekly addition to our blog is photo Mondays. We will be posting our favorites from the photo world here for your simple enjoyment.



Word for Monday, Jan 3

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The random word generated for the week of Jan 3 for the Creative Exposure project is fervor, intensity of feeling or expression, warmth of feelings; earnestness.

The idea of randomly selecting a word for the week is inspired by random word writing techniques often used to break through writer's block or as an exercise to simply stimulate creative thoughts. The idea here is to not use the word as a literal influence but more as something to quietly contemplate over the week.

Visit our blog every Monday morning for a new random word.  Remember to post your project photos on our Flickr page.


A new project

 We are starting off the new year with an interesting online photo project, Creative Exposures. It's an accessible daily photo challenge that I hope is also thought provoking and creatively stimulating. I hope you all join, professional photographers and people with no photo experience are welcome. The end goal is to help jump start your personal creative process and help you look at your days a little differently.

Creative Exposures is a photographic community brought together with the purpose of providing a creative kick in the pants. We ask you to carry your camera with you at some point everyday (phone cameras are encouraged due to their readiness), stop for a moment and take pictures of the things you notice everyday or the things you've never noticed before. Take the time to look at the surroundings you often find yourself in, what do you notice, what sparks your interest? Next you upload your photo to the Lightbox SF Flickr webpage to share with the community. But there's a catch, we want you to upload the unedited images. Yep, that's right no color correction, no cropping, no touch ups. Just your unedited photos with a description in a sentence or less. Why unedited? We want this project to remain as raw and easy as possible, ignoring needs for perfection. Just let go. Creativity flows more freely with spontaneity, without perfection, and when we appreciate the ideas in their simplest form.

For those who want and appreciate a little guidance, we will provide a randomly generated word every Monday here on our blog and on our project Facebook page to help inspire a possible theme or to provoke a new way of seeing. Twice a week, Lightbox SF will post their favorite photos on our blog. This is not only a great way to awaken your creative being but also a great platform for you to get your work noticed.

This project is a small step toward living a conscious life and will help you tap into your creative energy with only a little effort. Sometimes we forget what makes us feel good and how easy it is to make that happen. This simple and approachable photo project will allow you to bring that spark into your daily life. Whether you are a full-time artist or a weekend hobbyist this project will help you to become more awake to your surroundings, more appreciative of the beauty and interesting things in your day and will allow you to delve into a more exciting energy inside of you.


Sketchbook Project

I am so excited for the Art House Co-op's latest creative endeavor The Sketchbook Project: 2011 Tour. Bringing together artists from around the world, the project involves theme sketchbooks touring the country at various galleries and finding home in the permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library (which in my mind would be a fabulous place to live). Anyone can sign up for this tour - just select a theme from their great list (ex. A record year for rainfall, Jackets, blankets, and sheets, I'm sorry I forgot you, Things found on restaurant napkins, or It must be), register by 10/31 and send in your completed book by 1/15/2011. I am seriously considering registering. Anyone else?


A place to showcase your work

I just discovered the on-line photography and illustration website 20x200 and I am pretty smitten. Can't believe it took so long for me to find it! Looks like a great place to show off your talent, mingle with other artists and provide affordable art to the public. Owner Jen Bekman made a name for herself through her small NYC gallery but wanted another way to make great limited editions accessible to everyone. Thank you Jen, I already have a list of about twelve must have prints.