WEEK TWO: PHOTO MANIPULATION

PHOTO NUMBER ELEVEN

 Today I was experimenting on Photoshop and I learned how to make my photographs look like a sketch. I was so excited when I was learning this, because although I understand how artists do their work, I cannot for the life of me translate things like this onto paper. I think it is amazing that I have found an outlet where I am able to be as creative as I want. These photographs are how I see the world and I love that I have the ability to share that.   Yesterday was especially hard because my cat of 14 years passed away. I have been in a bit of a funk, and actually thought about skipping my post for today because of my mood. Every decision I make is based off of my emotions at that time. Sometimes this is an amazing thing because it allows me to be spontaneous, other times, it is responsible for me falling too far behind to catch up.   I have actually started to enjoy writing little tid bits of information to go with my posts. It's actually pretty therapeutic. When I first started this challenge, I was worried that I wouldn't have something profound to say every day. I've come to realize that it is part of what makes this a challenge. I think it is important that we continue to challenge ourselves in as many ways as we can, even if it makes us uncomfortable. Overcoming those fears are what allows us to grow and to learn who we are. What is something you can do this week that would challenge you? Maybe it's to wake up 15 minutes early or to turn off your phone before you go to bed. Small changes make the largest impact.  

Today I was experimenting on Photoshop and I learned how to make my photographs look like a sketch. I was so excited when I was learning this, because although I understand how artists do their work, I cannot for the life of me translate things like this onto paper. I think it is amazing that I have found an outlet where I am able to be as creative as I want. These photographs are how I see the world and I love that I have the ability to share that. 

Yesterday was especially hard because my cat of 14 years passed away. I have been in a bit of a funk, and actually thought about skipping my post for today because of my mood. Every decision I make is based off of my emotions at that time. Sometimes this is an amazing thing because it allows me to be spontaneous, other times, it is responsible for me falling too far behind to catch up. 

I have actually started to enjoy writing little tid bits of information to go with my posts. It's actually pretty therapeutic. When I first started this challenge, I was worried that I wouldn't have something profound to say every day. I've come to realize that it is part of what makes this a challenge. I think it is important that we continue to challenge ourselves in as many ways as we can, even if it makes us uncomfortable. Overcoming those fears are what allows us to grow and to learn who we are. What is something you can do this week that would challenge you? Maybe it's to wake up 15 minutes early or to turn off your phone before you go to bed. Small changes make the largest impact.  

Audrey Dawson