Saturday, 20 November 2010
Not Another Weathermap?
You would never guess what this image started its life as, so I'll tell you. It was my two small granddaughters. Dressed to the nines in full Princess Regalia when they were still both knee high to a grasshopper, as the saying goes, they posed proudly for my camera when they came to visit. An idle moment found me playing with different options on the Arcsoft programme I used at the time, and further dabbling with Paint created this whirling vortex which I decided had a certain charm all its own.
I still find it puzzling that a random set of shapes and colours can suddenly make one think "That's it! Don't change a thing!" But I suppose every creative artist, no matter what their preferred medium, reaches the same conclusion eventually, or no music, no writing, no pictures and no craft work would ever be completed and offered to public view.
Once any of these works are let loose in the world, they too swirl in vortices of their own, blown on the winds of chance...